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Duck Math

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by CDL Large, Feb 21, 2013.

  1. CDL Large

    CDL Large New Egg

    Feb 21, 2013
    Good morning everyone I've been searching high and low for the duck math "poem" (for lack of better description) Does anyone have it can they post it for me.

  2. CDL Large

    CDL Large New Egg

    Feb 21, 2013
    I'm so sad no one remembers or has the duck math poem :(
  3. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

    Jan 3, 2010
    Southern New England
    I couldn't find it, either. You have ducks?
  4. CDL Large

    CDL Large New Egg

    Feb 21, 2013
    Oh yes I have ducks.... I suffer from the duck math problem for sure :)
    I was hoping to find the poem to see if the kids could figure it out :)
  5. CDL Large

    CDL Large New Egg

    Feb 21, 2013
    Well after searching high and low for days and days I found it :)

    But if you’re a Livestock Addict you know better. You have been initiated into the Arcane Secrets of Duck Math (or Goat Math or Chicken Math or Fill-In-Your-Particular-Addiction Math):
    1 + 1 = 3 (Proof: “I picked out 2 cute ducklings from the feed store bin but that 1 remaining in the bottom started crying for his friends and I couldn’t just leave him there!”)
    Once you have mastered the basic equation, you are ready to learn more. Now, for the first time ever, non-initiates may view a sampling of the exquisite and complex world of Duck Math. Read on:
    3 + 3 – 3 = 6 (“My friend’s neighbor had three ducks she wasn’t taking care of, I HAD to bring them home and give them a good place to live, but I will definitely rehome them as soon as I can”)
    6 + 1 = 11 (“Now that I have 6 ducks, one more won’t hurt but you can’t just hatch ONE egg so I’m going to put 8 eggs in the incubator that I got for Christmas and … “)
    [1 + 1 (x 6)] + (8 – 2) / 2 = 6 (“OMG I have too many ducks and they’re stinky and too many males beating up on each other and the new pen I just built isn’t enough to keep them all apart so I have to rehome 5 males and now I have…”)
    11 – 5 = 13 (“Well, I just got rid of a bunch of ducks and I have this fancy new pen so I can purchase that very cool flock of only 8 ducks in a breed and color I’ve been wanting forever”)
    13 + x = 13x (“Now I have too many males but I can’t part with any of them so I’d better buy a few more females plus two of them have gone broody and I can’t stand an empty incubator plus everyone is dumping their unwanted and abandoned ducks on me so I have…”)
    1 + 1 = Too Many To Count
    And now you know.
  6. jdyson

    jdyson Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 10, 2013
  7. Going Quackers

    Going Quackers Overrun With Chickens

    May 24, 2011
    On, Canada
    LOL, never read that before! definite tip stay the heck away from the chick/duckling bins at the feed mills in spring... thankfully the one i go to is always pre-sales so you can admire but cannot buy!

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