chicken/rabbit math

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Skye727, Mar 10, 2015.

  1. Skye727

    Skye727 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a lot of chickens. I also have two rabbits. I am going to find 5he rabbits a home. So does that mean I get rid of two animals so I can replace them with two or three chickens using chicken math? Lol
     
  2. SIMZ

    SIMZ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Absolutely! If you're single, that is. [​IMG] My husband tends to shut down my "chicken math" around here.
     
  3. woodlandsprite

    woodlandsprite Out Of The Brooder

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    Lol....Sure, why not....We just bought some chicks and ducks...(4 out of 6 chicks passed away, 2 more were given to us) I also have 15 chicks getting shipped on the 23rd...Not sure how the hubby is going to react to that...[​IMG]And I'll be like [​IMG]
     
  4. sepaditty1

    sepaditty1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That sounds about right. It's common knowledge that each rabbit is worth 2 chickens. 3 if they're bantam.
     
  5. Skye727

    Skye727 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The lady that wanted the rabbits flaked. So I got a bantam wyandotte/cochin since I almost got rid of the rabbits. LOL
     
  6. SIMZ

    SIMZ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I love it! [​IMG]
     
  7. AmericanMom

    AmericanMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well of course you did!! Its how we console ourselves. I thought about downsizing my flock, instead I bought 20 fryers (a dollar each) and incubators have been running non stop.. Turkeys and yeah... More chickens [​IMG]
     
  8. Skye727

    Skye727 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have been thinking of downsizing but I have a reason for keeping every single one. I counted them tonight. 14 chickens (7 are bantams), 3 seramas, 4 chicks (2 are seramas), and 5 ducks. I live downtown in a small country town in a 5 house neighborhood. They free range, which the neighbors don't mind. The city ordinance says nothing about how many.
     
  9. sepaditty1

    sepaditty1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    14 chickens for all 5 houses to share?? That's not neearly enough!
     

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