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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by simplybusy, Apr 17, 2011.

  1. simplybusy

    simplybusy Out Of The Brooder

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    Got two more babies today!! [​IMG]

    This morning we picked up:
    1 BLR Wyandotte
    1 Speckled Sussex

    ...to add to our already brood of:
    1 Australorp
    1 Barred Rock
    1 EE
    1 Silver Lakenvelder

    Now... I'm pretty sure that those all total up to the allowed 4 hens that we can have here in our neighborhood. Right? [​IMG]

    I'm starting to have thoughts of "how bad could it be to just move to the country?", versus - "what can I do with these 2 extra chickens?".... wait. They're not chickens yet. Right? Problem solved. [​IMG]
     
  2. dkvart1

    dkvart1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 5, 2010
    Looks good to me, you might even be short one or two! [​IMG]
     
  3. white01

    white01 Brady Brook Poultry

    May 11, 2010
    West Enfield,Maine
    I love chicken math and yes BYC folks are enablers hehe [​IMG]
     
  4. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    My chicken calculator says,.... 1,1,1,1 + 1,1 = 2 You're allowed several more to equal your quota of 4! [​IMG]
     
  5. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Overrun With Chickens

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    I just added a speckled sussex and a GL Wyandotte to my flock! I was only going to have 2 chickens and now I have 5. I'm pretty happy with what I have now. I can't wait until they are fully feathered!
     
  6. white01

    white01 Brady Brook Poultry

    May 11, 2010
    West Enfield,Maine
    a year ago i only wanted 15 BR hens, no roos, now I have 36 chickens(hens,pullets,roos, babies) and now next week going to be hatching quite a few, I just love chicken math hehe
     
  7. N&MSchroeder

    N&MSchroeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay, I have gone crazy this spring buying chicks and have loved every minute of it. I always felt "safe" because I have a friend who said that she would take anything I didn't want, even the males. [​IMG] We talked today and she asked me when I was going to bring her some chickens. I went out to the barn with a note pad to make a list. After writing some down, crossing some off, then adding some back, and then crumpling it up, I realize I don't want to get rid of any of them, even those I suspect to be males! Is this chicken math at its finest? I must be crazy! [​IMG]
     
  8. sheila3935

    sheila3935 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I brought 4 Sebright babies home from work Thursday. DH said what are you bringing 4 chicks home when you have a broody hatching right now? I said I didnt bring 4 i brought a half one home. He gave me the head cocked look. I said these are tiny bantams. It take 4 to even equal 1 chicken and you know that 2 will be boys so that leaves half a chicken. He said I dont like your logic, but they sure are cute.
     
  9. Komaki

    Komaki Chillin' With My Peeps

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    WAIT! I crunched the numbers. You still have no chickens. "Chickens" lay eggs. Chicks don't come with a warrenty. Also what if they are all Roos? STILL no chickens! SO! if you carry the 4 and divide by Roo, you need at least 9 as a buffer.[​IMG]
     
  10. Aemelia

    Aemelia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My husband totally doesn't get chicken math! I originally brought home 3 chicks (we can have 2 in town so clearly I needed 3 just in case). But he won't let me even one more!
     
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