Chicken Math

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by GlitterKitty, Jun 17, 2010.

  1. GlitterKitty

    GlitterKitty Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 21, 2009
    I honestly don't know if this goes here but....how do you do chicken math? Maybe a dumb question...but as the saying goes There Are No Dumb Questions [​IMG]
     
  2. acid_chipmunk

    acid_chipmunk Polish Silkies d'Uccles O my!

    Mar 29, 2010
    Basically chicken math goes something like this

    You want 3 chickens, got to pick them out and come home with 6.

    You loose one, go to replace it and come home with 4 more.

    So, now 3 = 9



    My 5 now equal 30 some!
     
  3. Chook-A-Holic

    Chook-A-Holic Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A Silkie is only equal to half of a chicken. So if you want 12 chickens and you want Silkies, you have to get 24.
     
  4. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Quote:And babies NEVER count--only bona fide hens and roosters.
     
  5. chicknerd

    chicknerd Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Go to a chicken swap to get 4 chicks. Come home with 9. Lose 3, send DH to get 2 and he comes home with 5. Decide the next week to get the two you wanted.

    So 4=13.

    Now, I just discovered that I have listed in my signature 1 more chick than I really have. So I REALLY NEED to get at least 1 more. [​IMG]

    Chicken swap again this weekend. Do I dare go?
     
  6. Chook-A-Holic

    Chook-A-Holic Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:And babies NEVER count--only bona fide hens and roosters.

    See with chicken math you're learning something new everyday. According to the statement above, I've just gone from 50 to 0.
     
  7. HennyJenny

    HennyJenny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Chicken Math also seems to affect those opposed to having chickens. For instance any number of chickens looks like "a million of those stupid things" Once won over and yet still in denial - that same person will count 35 chickens as "20"
     
  8. mjdtexan

    mjdtexan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I couldnt resist looking at this page when I saw the tittle. Now my head hurts.
     
  9. GlitterKitty

    GlitterKitty Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 21, 2009
    LOL! Woot I like chicken math! Funny thing since i hate regular math [​IMG]

    So.... I have 15 chickens right now. 4 of them are bantams...that would total up to 2 right? Then I have four standard size...that makes 6 now. The other 7 are chicks. Woot! I can tell all my cousins that think I'm crazy that I only have 6 chickens in chicken world! YAY

    ETA: Wait...did just fail math again?
     
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  10. Chook-A-Holic

    Chook-A-Holic Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:We forgot to tell you that chicken math also fogs the brain from any reasonable train of thought.
     

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