Hi all.

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Stewy, Apr 13, 2016.

  1. Stewy

    Stewy New Egg

    Apr 13, 2016
    Melbourne Australia
    Hi I'm new to the site just thought I'd say hello. got me 6 hens at the moment wife won't let me have anymore :( I have 2 Isa browns 1 Leghorn and 3 Isa Leghorn Cross. more to come I hope look forward to chatting down the track cheers all...
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Welcome to BYC. Wife needs to be enrolled in a chicken math class. [​IMG]
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  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to BYC - glad that you have joined us. I have been known to suffer from selective amnesia when it comes to getting more chickens - try it - an occasional ear-bashing is a small price to pay [​IMG]

    You may wish to consider joining your state or country thread as it will put you in touch with other BYC members in your area - just type the name of your state / country in the search box.

    All the best
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  4. kybyxbee

    kybyxbee Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 15, 2012
    Near Owensboro Kentucky
    Welcome, my husband does not know but I keep adding eggs to my incubators and tell him a few more hatches to go. with so few chickies it is harder, but once she watches them she just might get hooked.
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  5. ChickenLover200

    ChickenLover200 Overrun With Chickens

    May 10, 2013
    I'll be in the barn!
    Welcome to BYC! :frow
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  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
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  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Welcome to Backyard chickens, glad you joined the flock.
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  8. Spookwriter

    Spookwriter Overrun With Chickens

    Feb 23, 2010
    Stewy, never argue with the wife. They don't listen to

    But you on the other hand, must use logic to win the
    game. And chicken math...

    Here's how you go...

    Your wife allowed you to have six hens. But that's all,
    she said. Stewy can't have any more.

    Tell her how wonderful she is, how much six hens mean
    to you. And promise her faithly that, no sir, you won't get
    no more chickens for Stewy. You're a good husband.

    But that one Leghorn...she's lonely. Needs a buddy. So get
    her a couple of buddy hens. When caught, carefully explain
    that the "new ones" aren't yours at all...they belong to the
    first leghorn.

    And everyone just knows that 3 is an odd number. So you have
    to go the the next even number to find balance in the flock. I think
    6 is the next even number after 3 in chicken math. Wife will
    surely understand balance is for the betterment of the flock. You
    didn't really want to do it, you just had too.

    Now those 2 Isa browns you mentioned first... that's almost
    enough. Unless something was to happen, just leaving you one.
    One just wont' work. So you better pick up a spare while you can.
    Still not REALLY your chicken, see. It's just a "spare", hanging out
    in case you need her. And that spare made 3, so of course you had
    to go the the next even number. Get one more. Your wife will
    completely understand.

    And that incubator you picked up at a yard sale..(she doesn't
    need the truth until the credit card comes in the mail)...well,
    that incubator deal was just to good to pass.

    Toss a couple dozen eggs in there. When questioned, swear
    they were grocery store eggs...can't hatch. Show her the cartons
    even. Can't no way hatch, tell her. Your're just trying it out.
    Remember to act totally surprised in 21 days when those chicks
    jump out.

    Your wife will be totally excited by then.

    Best of all, new chicks don't really count as real chickens, on
    account of they can't lay eggs yet, and this is chicken math after

    So you see that you can turn your six hens into 40, 50 chickens
    with no problem.

    But of course, you're going to need a bigger coop now...I don't
    know how you're to slip that one by her.

    Just bring home one extra board every time you go to town? She
    wont expect a thing.

    But in the whole process, remember NEVER to lie to your wife.
    Makes them mad if they figure it out. You can swear you've still
    only got the six hens she allowed you to have...the others just

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  9. Spookwriter

    Spookwriter Overrun With Chickens

    Feb 23, 2010
    And the most important thing to remember about
    chicken math when you're caught?

    Don't mention my name. You didn't hear it from me.


    ( All the things you can learn at Backyard Chickens)
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  10. micah wotring

    micah wotring Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 6, 2015
    WV boy here!
    [​IMG]and [​IMG]

    (Relatively new here myself)

    This is a great site with great info and a ton of great people.

    BYC has helped me soooooo much answering all my poultry questions.

    P.S. and the little smiley face thing are cool too. [​IMG]
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