Duck Math!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by SassyKat6181, Mar 7, 2011.

  1. SassyKat6181

    SassyKat6181 Songster

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    So I picked up these 4 Mallard Ducklings at TSC a few days ago because they were too cute to resist. [​IMG] (I have 12 now-laying chickens, so I was able to refrain from the chicks) Well, then I decided that the 4 ducklings needed some friends. So I bought a book that described the different breeds of ducks and decided that I had to have some Khaki Campbells for egg laying. Called the hatchery to order 6, and was told that the shipping would be $40. [​IMG] but if I ordered 10, then the shipping would be $16. So why on earth would I spend money on shipping when I could have more ducks instead. [​IMG] Ran it by hubby and he told me to do whatever I wanted since I take care of them. So I ended up with 7 Khaki Campbells and 3 White Pekin. [​IMG] Guess I'm going to need a bigger brooder!
     
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  2. Bleenie

    Bleenie Wyan-DO's

    My kind of math [​IMG]
     
  3. Oh yeah [​IMG] I like the math also, also loveing the fact you ordered Pekin ducks. Your gonna neew a HUGE brooder now. [​IMG]
     
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  5. SassyKat6181

    SassyKat6181 Songster

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    They're not shipping til the 16th....ugh. Will 2 weeks age difference be a huge problem?
     
  6. Karrie13

    Karrie13 Songster

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    PLEASE tell me duck math doesn't work like chicken math? Chicken math gets me in trouble and I have ordered 15 ducks for shipping third week of April!
     
  7. Quote:[​IMG] Duck math is the same as chicken math, god help us all
     

  8. SassyKat6181

    SassyKat6181 Songster

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    I don't have a problem with chicken math, but dang it this duck math surprised me. I thought "There's no way I'm ordering 15 ducks".....picked up 4 at TSC last week and just ordered 10 for next week.....guess I should've just gone with the 15.....lol
     
  9. IzziesChickies

    IzziesChickies Chirping

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    my duck math went from 2 or 3 ducks to like 14 or 15 ducks with ducklings on the way[​IMG] (my incubator is FULL!)
     

  10. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners 8 Years

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    I had read about mortality statistics, so I reckoned ordering ten I would end up with about half that after a year. Well, five years later, we have nine of the eleven we received. Oh, and four adopted Buffs.
     

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