First time experiencing chicken math

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by andreanar, Oct 14, 2017.

  1. andreanar

    andreanar Overrun With Chickens

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    Had 10 chooks. 1 was a cockerel, so leaves me with 9 pullets. So I had to replace him, right? So, I pick out 2 new chicks, but that would leave the 3rd one all alone, so I take all 3. 3 chicks=1 cockerel. But, I'm thinking, none of my 27 week old pullets are laying, so its not like they count as whole chickens! So, there is no reason that I cant go to the chicken sale coming up. 2 pullets=1 hen. 3 chicks=1 hen. So I really only have 5 1/2 chickens.
    I think that's how it adds up.
     
  2. 21hens-incharge

    21hens-incharge Flock Master

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    :hmm

    If none are laying I think you actually have 0.

    Now if any are bantams that drops you into the negatives. Negatives create a vortex that draws chickens to fill the negative space.
    :oops:

    I think you have to do something soon lest the neighborhood be over run with chickens drawn to your very empty coop! :lau
     
  3. eatbeef14

    eatbeef14 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Love it. I think I only have 2 chickens I better go buy 18. :lau
     
  4. rebrascora

    rebrascora Overrun With Chickens

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    You are clearly into advanced Mathematics! Whilst I've experimented with addition and multiplication and sadly some subtraction, I hadn't considered chicken algebra..... ie 2p=1h and 3c=1h so 9p+3c=5.5h....Wow!
    Hope you have plenty of space! From experience, chicken maths is great until it suddenly gets out of hand, particularly going into winter.
     
  5. lulu_lulu

    lulu_lulu Out Of The Brooder

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    What this chiken math about??
    Are u gonna trade 3 chick for 1 hen or something??
     
  6. ocap

    ocap Overrun With Chickens

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    be careful about over crowding ... an acre is 209 feet by 209 feet ... each hen requires 10 square feet so multiply 209 by 209 and divide by 10= 436 hens per acre without building a second story :D
     
  7. hlhutchinson

    hlhutchinson Chillin' With My Peeps

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    :yuckyuck
     
  8. hlhutchinson

    hlhutchinson Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep math looks good to me
     
  9. asher

    asher Chicken Enabler Extraordinaire

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    I never used to count because then I never had to admit how many I actually had if someone asked. ;-)
     
  10. shartnett5

    shartnett5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    :woot
     
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