Chicken math

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by felidaet, Jan 27, 2010.

  1. felidaet

    felidaet Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 10, 2008
    Vancouver, Wa.
    I was explaining to a couple of co-workers that this last weekend I sold a couple of pullets from my flock that I did not care for. I said that I was thining the flock so that I could add some new chicks this spring. One of the co-workers asked "so you are getting 2 new chicks?". I laughed and said "no no no.". [​IMG] These are chickens and so you have to use chicken math... 1 + 1 = 24! He looked at me like I was crazy. After he thought about it a moment he said the he wished someone would apply chicken math to his 401K [​IMG].
  2. Cindiloohoo

    Cindiloohoo Quiet as a Church Mouse

    Dec 19, 2009
    Southwest TN
    [​IMG] Good one!! That's cute! and not a bad idea.... [​IMG]
  3. MissAnnieFrannie

    MissAnnieFrannie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 12, 2010
    East TN
    Or better, it could be added to my salary!
  4. SunshineSilkies

    SunshineSilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 10, 2009
    Quote:Sounds good to me too![​IMG]
  5. BigSkyChickens

    BigSkyChickens Free Bird

    Apr 3, 2009
    Pleasant Hill, CA
    Chicken math: I'm down to 3 now, so I'll get 4 new chicks for a total of 5. HAHA
  6. math ace

    math ace Overrun With Chickens

    Dec 17, 2009
    Jacksonville, FL
    My DH built my chicken run and coop in December. He told me I could get 8 chicks. Then he went with me while I picked up 15 chicks.
    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] = 15 [​IMG]

    I guess we both do Chicken math well. [​IMG]

    I teach regular math everyday to high school students.
    I like Chicken Math soooooo much better. [​IMG]
    Last edited: Jan 28, 2010
  7. barred-rocks-rock

    barred-rocks-rock Can't stick with a Title

    Jul 5, 2009
    So instead of my 8 chickens, i actually should have 96! Better go call Ideal. [​IMG]
  8. muddstopper

    muddstopper Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 23, 2008
    Murphy NC
    Well, I wanted 12 buckeye hens, so I hatched 18. Now since the incubator was running, I added 10 of my welsummers, an unspecified number of my Black Australopes, and some cuckoo marans. Then I went and picked up another 24 buckeye eggs+ bought 6 RIR, just because they where available at the time. I gathered a few more of my own the next day and threw them in the bator as well. Last week I added about another dozen of my own eggs, and yesterday set 21 more. This should give me a 100 or so chicks by mid Feb. Unless of course I decide to set a few more of my own.

    Does my math sound about right? [​IMG] [​IMG]
  9. calicokat

    calicokat Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 2, 2009
    azalia, indiana
    Ah, chicken math! That explains why each time I set out to buy 2 chickens, I end up bringing home 4 chickens! I KNEW there was a logical explanation [​IMG]
  10. LarryPQ

    LarryPQ Easter Hatch!!

    Jul 17, 2009
    Over the last few weeks, I have sold 4 chicks and 6 yesterday I set 12 eggs, collected another 12 more, and am picking up an additional ~12 today.

    THe DH looked at me, but knew better to question my chicken calculations.

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