Chicken math

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

  1. felidaet

    felidaet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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

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    [​IMG] Good one!! That's cute! and not a bad idea.... [​IMG]
     
  3. MissAnnieFrannie

    MissAnnieFrannie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Or better, it could be added to my salary!
     
  4. SunshineSilkies

    SunshineSilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Sounds good to me too![​IMG]
     
  5. BigSkyChickens

    BigSkyChickens Free Bird

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    Chicken math: I'm down to 3 now, so I'll get 4 new chicks for a total of 5. HAHA
    [​IMG]
     
  6. math ace

    math ace Overrun With Chickens

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    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

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

    muddstopper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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

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    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!!

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    Over the last few weeks, I have sold 4 chicks and 6 cockerels...so 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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