Chicken Math [Subtraction]

WallyBirdie

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Chicken Math is s funny thing. One day you have ten or twelve chickens, and before you know it you're nearing thirty or more!

Sadly, it seems like Chicken Math has a form of subtraction...

Why does the loss of one chicken make a whole yard look empty?

I asked a friend this very question, and they just didn't get it. They don't raise chickens. And they simply said that new chicks are cheap, just buy new ones.

It's not the same, and I'm not ready for babies right now.
 

WallyBirdie

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More, more, more is good, but don't count.
I know that.
But one less, especially a special one, feels like a huge dent.
And I am not over the loss enough to add to my flock. Maybe later this spring/summer, or maybe next year.
I still think some form of chicken math applies here.
 

BDutch

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Sadly, it seems like Chicken Math has a form of subtraction...
I agree completely. And understand the missing of a special lady. I even miss my Zoë, who I sold on purpose together with 2 male chicks 🐓 🐥 🐥 to a nice lady who wanted a friend for her chicken who was alone.

I feel lucky I‘m in control of chicken math though. I wanted 4 when I started, had 9 last year but back to 8 now (after 5+ years). And I dont have a rooster, so I’m not tempted to let a broody sit on her eggs. This year I plan to renovate my coop and my house 🏠 for distraction.
 
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