Hubby has figured out how to do Chicken Math!!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Luke13:34, Aug 26, 2010.

  1. Luke13:34

    Luke13:34 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In convincing my husband that we needed to get chickens in the first place, I said.. you know.. maybe 3 hens. It took some convincing, but he agreed to JUST 3 hens. [​IMG]

    Well, I called a local breeder for some chicks and she was shocked and horrified and thought that it should be illegal to have fewer than six! O...Kaaaay. I told hubby about that call and he said NO MORE THAN FOUR. [​IMG]

    So, I placed an order for four chicks with MPC.com (we do live very close to an international airport, so I thought we met their requirements). Got a call a few days later.. "you need to have 8 chicks at a minimum to ship." OK.. double the order- I'll find homes for the others. [​IMG]

    An ad on Craigslist soon found new families for the "extra" chicks that would be arriving. Hubby was nervous, but ok with the plan. Two would be going to a farm that I was already familiar with. The other two would be going to another BYCer plus I had two backup families for those chicks.[​IMG]

    Well.. one set of chicks still has a new home to go to. The other family.. and the backup.. and the backup to the backup all had to say No after the chicks actually arrived for various reasons for which I do not fault any of them. Hmm... what are we going to do with these extra chicks that are now HERE and living in our garage and being so cute? [​IMG]

    I asked hubby if he wanted to ask any of his friends if they wanted chicks....... he said.. "Well, why don't we just KEEP those? Isn't six the ideal number?"

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  2. BantamoftheOpera

    BantamoftheOpera Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. VioletandBodie

    VioletandBodie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hehe your training him so well :)
     
  4. buildingmyark

    buildingmyark Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just LOVE it!!! You go girl!!!
     
  5. chick-george

    chick-george Out Of The Brooder

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    I just got the hubby to agree to a "few" more as well. He originally agreed to " ONLY ONE!" My sons are working on the "NO REPTILES!" rule.[​IMG]
    He's the sweetest sucker!
     
  6. dsqard

    dsqard Crazy "L" Farms

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    After getting up the courage to ask DH if he minded if I got more chickens, his answer was "I don't care" This is total permission to me. [​IMG] While talking about it over dinner last night, he was calculating how many possible eggs we could get and he said to me that you know we aren't getting more for eggs. (Just the two of us and have four hens already) I had to agree with him. [​IMG] So he said why are you getting more and I told him for my amusement! [​IMG] He smiled, said OK and said get as many as you want. I think he may be coming over to the dark side as well! [​IMG]

    ETA - chick george I have a "NO GOATS CLAUSE" from him [​IMG]
     
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  7. ParadiseFoundFarm

    ParadiseFoundFarm Goddess of Good Things

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    Chicken Math:
    Built for 8 to 10. Had to order 20 for shipping. Recived 27 because ("some will die"). Lost 3 to hawks. 24 = 8 to 10 ? Hmmmm Must be that new Math we hear about
     
  8. sunshine23

    sunshine23 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    haha nice! I'm loving this thread...I was getting 3-4 and realized I had ordered 7 after I hit the order button [​IMG][​IMG]:lau:lau
     
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  9. Luke13:34

    Luke13:34 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:You mean 3+4=7 not 3-4 which equals negative 1. Next try 3x4.
     
  10. sunshine23

    sunshine23 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Luke13:34 :

    Quote:You mean 3+4=7 not 3-4 which equals negative 1. Next try 3x4.

    haha yeah I meant 3 to 4 max​
     

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