Getting the flock out of here - a diary of a crazy chicken man

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ozexpat, Dec 25, 2012.

  1. CayuseRanch

    CayuseRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 4, 2011
    Newalla, Oklahoma

    Tips for the aneroid apps...
    Roosters don't count they are called groceries
    Eggs don't count either, their warehouse stock & supply
    Chicks are research and development so they cant count.
    only something that lays an egg counts.
    Pullets...just a trainees until she lays...
    then don't forget that there are three chickens to every 1 person on the world average.
    so oz.. you have in your house
    Mrs oz
    The twins
    the nanies
    and Mrs. Bernie
    So to be "average" you need 24 laying hens... but your not average... who wants to be average? You better double that atleast. 48 hens...then some grocies, warehouse supply trainees, etc. Just to make sure you don't fall behind the average.
  2. piglett

    piglett Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 22, 2012
    1 bator will be a hatcher & the other with turner will be for "cooking them" for the required 18 days

    now i can do a split hatch so if customers wants a breed i can load em up & hatch on demand

    well time to hit the rack for me OZ
    take care
  3. piglett

    piglett Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 22, 2012
  4. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    you forgot dave, bernie's lad.

    and i like you math
  5. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    sleep well pig. i have to be at work at 630 am. but am reading a nurses union contract as a bed time story
  6. OffGridMAMA

    OffGridMAMA Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 24, 2012
    valley center, CA
    Its almost my birthday Oz.... guess what I'm buying myself???? More chickens :) heeeeheee
  7. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Another aspect of Chicken Math is the putative first step: I think I'd like some chickens - four should do it. Maybe six. But eight come home; they're pretty small and don't take up any space at all in that paper bag on the passenger seat.

    Then one dies. Well, ya gotta replace it. Crap - can't buy just ONE - not only will it be lonely in the paper bag on the way home, and possibly bullied by the original seven, but LOOK - there are different breeds in the feed store than were there on the first trip!

    Buying a buddy for the replacement chick brings the home flock - still in the brooder - up to nine. Nine. Hmmm. That's an odd number, can't have that; what if the "odd" chick gets picked on when they choose sides in chick games?

    Okay, three chicks. To replace one.

    And so it goes.

    As the flock matures, advanced Chicken Math - Chickonometry? - detailed so accurately by Cayuse Ranch, kicks in.
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  8. sdsmowen

    sdsmowen Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 28, 2012
    Greencastle, IN
    This is such an amazing story! spent the better part of 2 nights catching up LOL
  9. Bens-Hens

    Bens-Hens Chillin' With My Peeps

    This is our story EXACTLY! then came..."I would really like the kids to enjoy the whole experience..lets get a cheap incubator"
    Last edited: Mar 14, 2013
  10. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    oh my.............and so it began

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