Chicken Math?!?!?!?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by serena763, Jun 23, 2010.

  1. serena763

    serena763 In the Brooder

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    My baby chicks arrived and luckily at 7:00am and now I am late for work but I wanted to say that.....I ordered FIVE chicks....FIVE....and when I opened the box I counted FOURTEEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AHHHH!!! I'm not ready for 14 chicks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have to go to work..will post pics as soon as I get home! They are so cute!!!
     
  2. chick4chicks

    chick4chicks Songster

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    Sometimes hatcheries have to add packing peanuts (cockerels) for warmth. If you can't keep them put them on here or craigslist, or give to friends.
     
  3. RECE*2C*

    RECE*2C* In the Brooder

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    omg ... sorry that you got so many and dont want them ...i would love 14 ..i only have 2 haha
     
  4. serena763

    serena763 In the Brooder

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    I'm glad they are all doing well...doing my best to find bigger and better accomodations for them around the house...hubby is planning on adding an addition to the coop!! [​IMG]
     
  5. snowflake

    snowflake Crowing 8 Years

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    maybe you have some of mine. [​IMG] I was short 5. momma hen made up for it and had 6, and yes they did credit my act.
     
  6. JaymeK

    JaymeK In the Brooder

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    Look at it this way... you would have fallen in love with the 5 babies and gone and bought at least 9 more anyways! [​IMG] I started off with a plan to get only 6. Less than 2 months later I have 28. [​IMG]
     
  7. Chicks&Chihuahuas

    Chicks&Chihuahuas In the Brooder

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    Quote:So very true. My plan for 6 has ended up as 16 plus 3 ducks. I have a friend who is considering getting some due to hatch next week. If she does, I already have my "add-ins" to her order all picked out. Shhh.... don't tell the Englishman! [​IMG]
     
  8. chicknerd

    chicknerd Songster

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    In the past 4 days I have added 6 chicks to my flock. I had no intentions of adding any of them. Honest. [​IMG]

    Yesterday I drove to a lady's house to see her Blue Polish and get 1. Right. Cant bring home someone without a buddy right????

    When I started in April I had 9. Lost 5 now have 17. I love chicken math.
     
  9. noodleroo

    noodleroo Snuggles with Chickens

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    I wanted only 4 but had to order 11 and they included 10 'peanuts' plus someone 'dumped' chickens on our road so that was 10 more but the aligator ate 1; so how many chickens do I have now????
     
  10. Princess Lay-a

    Princess Lay-a Chirping

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    Chicken math can be unnerving. I expected 14 and got 77......I have a generous friend![​IMG] LOL!
     

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