How did I count wrong?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by SassyKat6181, May 15, 2011.

1. SassyKat6181Chillin' With My Peeps

Aug 30, 2010
Western Mass
So I was sent 4 roos with my duck order, and picked up 12 red pullets from TSC 8 weeks ago...... Today I am doing a headcount and there are 17....17? How the heck did this happen?

2. earnhardtlvrChillin' With My Peeps

Mar 25, 2011
Hagerstown, MD
Chicken math at it's finest!

3. ginger c.Chillin' With My Peeps

Apr 20, 2011
Alabama
yup. you mastered chicken math!

4. lizchOut Of The Brooder

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Mar 29, 2011
ginger c. :

yup. you mastered chicken math!

I think "mastered" is a little strong, given that there's only a 1 chick difference between the intended number and the actual number. Or, to put it another way, only a 6% increase. My own initial exposure to chicken math produced a 233% increase between the intended number (3) and actual number (7)

5. earnhardtlvrChillin' With My Peeps

Mar 25, 2011
Hagerstown, MD
Quote:I think "mastered" is a little strong, given that there's only a 1 chick difference between the intended number and the actual number. Or, to put it another way, only a 6% increase. My own initial exposure to chicken math produced a 233% increase between the intended number (3) and actual number (7)

My own initial exposure to chicken mat produced a 473% increase between the intended number (6) and actual number (29)! Darn chicken math!

6. SIMPleChickChillin' With My Peeps

Mar 10, 2011
Utah
+4+2+2-1+4-3+3+1!!! That was MY chicken math this year!! LOL! All the -'s were Roo's that had to go....

7. tcleggChillin' With My Peeps

May 15, 2011
Parkersburg
My chicken math went like this...we wanted to start with 4 or 5--state minimum was 6...called to place order and decided 4 of each was needed to keep even. so we are to 8 now. But I still want to get 2 more breeds but to keep it "even" between them all I have to get 4 of each of those--which gives us grand total of 16!! from our initial of 4...And he wonders how we got to that count...It is CHICK MATHMATICS!!! LOL

8. Jferlisii dont eat chicken!!!!

Nov 2, 2010
Menifee CA
I love chicken math. Mine for this year was 4+4-1+2+8-3+2-1+1+2-2+1. Dont you just love it, i know i do.

9. Rare Feathers FarmOverrun With Chickens

Quote:I think "mastered" is a little strong, given that there's only a 1 chick difference between the intended number and the actual number. Or, to put it another way, only a 6% increase. My own initial exposure to chicken math produced a 233% increase between the intended number (3) and actual number (7)

10. TawodiOut Of The Brooder

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Oct 24, 2010
southern AZ
how is this for math... December I decided I wanted to get 4 chickens to keep at the house. Counting the 32 (yes 32) that have hatched, i'm around 70 now.