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Chicken math takes on a life of its own!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by ADozenGirlz, May 17, 2011.

  1. ADozenGirlz

    ADozenGirlz The Chicken Chick[IMG]emojione/assets/png/00ae.png

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    It's funny how chicken math can take over with little or no effort.

    I already had 12 hens in the "old" coop and then my husband finished building the "Little Deuce Coop" in April, which I had NO problem filling with Silver Spangled Hamburgs, Ameraucanas and Black Copper Marans.
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    There are currently 22 residents in the Little Deuce Coop, but four-6 are roos for sure. They've yet to crow, but when they do, they must be re-homed as we can't keep them. So, that will leave me with MORE room, right?

    I thought it perfectly reasonable to order a dozen(ish) Ameraucana eggs from 6littlechickies, which should be here in the next day or two. I love the breed and the egg color and, heck: it's spring time, so why not, right?

    (Here comes the unexpected additions)
    My daughter's kindergarten class has been learning about chickens while they incubated some egglets. However, someone cranked up the temp to 110 during week two. <sigh> Today was their hatch day and there's just NO way those kids were going to see fuzzy butts in the morning UNLESS...I could come up with some for them. Another BYC member, TheFamilyFlock, informed me that the feed store in her town had day old sexed Buff Orpingtons. DH picked 3 of them up on the way home from work. So, the plan is to bring them to school before the bus arrives tomorrow morning The teacher wants them to believe they hatched from their eggs. I'm not sure whether my 6yr old can restrain herself from telling that they're HERS! LOL

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    Chicken math. The things we do for our kids!
     
    Last edited: May 17, 2011
  2. QualityPolish

    QualityPolish Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Aww, such a great idea for the little kids. They'll be so happy!
    QP
     
  3. ReikiStar

    ReikiStar Chillin' With My Peeps

    Double awww! Where will the chicks go once they are grown? + 3? [​IMG]
     
  4. ADozenGirlz

    ADozenGirlz The Chicken Chick[IMG]emojione/assets/png/00ae.png

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    Quote:Of course! Now I need to figure out some names for the triplets! [​IMG]
     
  5. sunny & the 5 egg layers

    sunny & the 5 egg layers Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:How about...
    Uno, Dos, tres
    Curly,Moe and Larry
    Huey, Duey and Luey
     
  6. ADozenGirlz

    ADozenGirlz The Chicken Chick[IMG]emojione/assets/png/00ae.png

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    sunny & the 5 egg layers :

    Quote:How about...
    Uno, Dos, tres
    Curly,Moe and Larry
    Huey, Duey and Luey

    LOL. But they're GIRLS! [​IMG]
     
  7. mcf3kids

    mcf3kids Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is very nice of you to do that for the kids - and in return those adorable little chicks found a nice home - enjoy them!
     
  8. ADozenGirlz

    ADozenGirlz The Chicken Chick[IMG]emojione/assets/png/00ae.png

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    Quote:Thanks for saying that. I will!
     
  9. sunny & the 5 egg layers

    sunny & the 5 egg layers Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:How about...
    Uno, Dos, tres
    Curly,Moe and Larry
    Huey, Duey and Luey

    LOL. But they're GIRLS! [​IMG]

    Haha! [​IMG] Sorry, How about...
    April, May, June (named after months)
    Carla, Moedine, Laury (the girl version of the 3 stooges)
    Ruby, Opal, Pearl (named after gems)
    Lily, Daisy, Rosie (named after flowers)
     
  10. ADozenGirlz

    ADozenGirlz The Chicken Chick[IMG]emojione/assets/png/00ae.png

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    sunny & the 5 egg layers :

    Quote:LOL. But they're GIRLS! [​IMG]

    Haha! [​IMG] Sorry, How about...
    April, May, June (named after months)
    Carla, Moedine, Laury (the girl version of the 3 stooges)
    Ruby, Opal, Pearl (named after gems)
    Lily, Daisy, Rosie (named after flowers)​

    Carla, Moedine, Laury. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    I LOVE April, May and June!!! DONE. Thanks. [​IMG]
     

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