Chicken Math

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by bs288, Mar 2, 2011.

  1. bs288

    bs288 Chirping

    Mar 1, 2011
    I think I'm beginning to understand chicken math! This is my first time for chickens. We were going to get 8 easter eggers so each of the grandkids could name one. I called Meyer hatchery and they would not be ready until May so I thought I would order the mininum 3 and get the EE's in May. I ordered 3 Buff Orpingtons. We went to pick them up yesterday and I told my daughter these were my golden girls I was going to name the Rose, Dorothy, and Blanche. Daughter said I should have ordered a 4th for Sophia. so I asked for the 4th when we got there. Then I noticed a bin and asked if they were for sale. Oh my they were! So I thought I might as well get the grandkids theirs so they would all be about the same age. She gave me 4 Golden Buff and 4 darker ones I have no clue what they are. So I went for 3 and came home with 12 and didn't even get EE I oringinally wanted.
  2. cackydoodledoo

    cackydoodledoo Songster

    Jan 7, 2011
    Crazyville, USA
    [​IMG] It's a horrible addiction and you should seek professional help immediately!!!![​IMG]
    Last edited: Mar 2, 2011
  3. N&MSchroeder

    N&MSchroeder Songster

    Feb 4, 2011
    SE Idaho
    and so it begins!! [​IMG] You'll end up with your EE's yet! [​IMG]
  4. Luke13:34

    Luke13:34 Songster

    Aug 3, 2010
    The Naugatuck Valley
    Yes.. you must still get EEs. They are the sweetest things!

    Congrats on your new babies. Now.. you know that those birdies are going to get BIG, right? Maybe too big for the grandkids to handle. You might need to get a few banties at somepoint.

    *walks away nonchalantly after having planted a seed...*
  5. rebbetzin

    rebbetzin Songster

    Apr 4, 2008
    Tucson AZ
    Yes, chicken math is something.... I ran into a fellow today trying to sell some of his chickens. He has over 100 of them. He was amazed how fast they multiplied!!

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