Chicken math

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by lereg15, Mar 13, 2015.

  1. lereg15

    lereg15 Out Of The Brooder

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    When I first came to this forum, I was thinking, how hard is it to get chickens and do simple math? I started out wanting to get 6 chickens, 3 rir's and 3 bo's, which I am still waiting to pick up next Fri. So then I found a guy down the road from me that has some barred rock's and some wyandonette's. I only wanted 6, mind you, but now it's looking more like 10-12 of them, and I havent even got started yet. If it's this hard to just get started, I can imagine how it would be for most of you that are already raising them. I will say that 12 will be my definite limit.....so far.
     
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  2. in2camo

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    I went in to get 5 and ended up with 8. I blame the children. :)
     
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  3. lereg15

    lereg15 Out Of The Brooder

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    My whole plan was to get 'a couple' for my granddaughter. It's not working to well. Actually, I guess it is her fault!!
     
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  4. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Stuck back in the 40s Premium Member

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    I wanted to get only 6 more this year but I might get 10!
     
  5. dekel18042

    dekel18042 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Until you bring the next batch home!!!![​IMG]
     
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  6. lereg15

    lereg15 Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm now thinking about some EE's, if I can find them. The store that I will go to Fri might have them, so we'll see.
     
  7. lereg15

    lereg15 Out Of The Brooder

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    I haven't brought any home yet. That's my problem, lol.
     
  8. n3kms

    n3kms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well you get a few chicks to raise so you can get fresh eggs. You go to BYC and learn all about chickens. You find out that they lay pretty well the first year but then the second fall they molt and don't lay as well so the next spring you have to have a few new pullets so they can lay eggs while the others molt. Then one hen won't get off the nest and you go to BYC and find she is broody and you see all those wonderful pics of moms and babies. You certainly can't deny your broody girl motherhood, so you let her set. You go on BYC and find out that sometimes they up and quit setting prematurely and folks just stick the eggs in their incubator. Well, you don't have an incubator. So, you study about incubators on BYC. You decide what you can afford and you buy or build one. BUT..,,will it work? You need to get some eggs and try it out. You hatch those little guys and it is so exciting! That is my chicken math and I think I might have to blame BYC. Can't be my own inabilities of self denial. [​IMG]
     
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  9. lereg15

    lereg15 Out Of The Brooder

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    Well, I wont be able to get roosters while I'm living here, so the incubator won't happen any time soon. The rest of you post is dead on though!!. BTW , n3kms, where do you live? I'm in Crossville.
     
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  10. n3kms

    n3kms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I forgot to mention about getting some great breed through a wonderful( terrible) thing called "shipped eggs".
    I'm in Smyrna. Glad to meet ya!
     

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