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I told myself this wouldn't happen....

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by gek600, Mar 20, 2011.

  1. gek600

    gek600 In the Brooder

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    This darn chicken math is working its way into my head! I said I would have only 15 chickens + 1 guinea.... about that.... I now have 11 chicks in the brooder, 2 older chicks in the outside brooder, 2 laying hens and one guinea plus Im getting 5 more chicks at the end of the month and 2 more guineas and there is talk of ducks!!!! [​IMG] I read so much about it and said it wont happen; it wont happen; it wont happen! It was my mantra while at TSC and the local feed store. I failed. On the plus side I have yet to get yelled at by anyone I for sure thought I was going to get it today when I showed up with a new silkie to add to the family [​IMG] [​IMG]
     

  2. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    I don't even bother listening to myself when the Voice of Reason is talking, any more. I am hatching my own, and certainly don't need any more feed store chicks. But the first time I see sexed pullet chicks in a breed I do not have in my flock, I will want them because they're RIGHT THERE to get, no waiting to find eggs and incubating them to get straight run chicks.

    Luckily, I have more breeds than most feed stores carry. But when I lost my BR, I needed to replace her. And you cannot buy just one chick, y'know....
     
  3. tinychicky

    tinychicky Songster

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    hmmm hmmm, chicken math is a hard thing to fight. i wanted 4 hens, bantams, and that was it. now, five years later, i have nearly thirty....
     
  4. harvster

    harvster Chirping

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    I have only five chicks coming and I'm already planning on a coop for 8-10.[​IMG]
     
  5. The Lisser

    The Lisser Songster

    Ah, yes. I was going to have "only 10". Ba hahahaha! [​IMG] That lasted about three months. Of course 7/10 were roosters. So I had to get more pullets . . . and then I discovered silkies . . .

    Oh well! What's a chickaholic to do? [​IMG] 'Cept get more chickens?!! [​IMG]
     
  6. SIMPleChick

    SIMPleChick Songster

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    LOL! I thought for sure my husband would KILL me when I went from 4 chickens to 11!!! Instead of killing me...cause I told him over the phone...and he hung up on me... he then called me back and argued with my step-son over who was going to name the new chicks! Gotta LOVE chicken math!
     
  7. Chicken_Lover4567

    Chicken_Lover4567 Songster

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    Chicken math? Psssh! Who needs that?!? [​IMG]
    [​IMG] It worked its magic on me...because my "only 10 BRs" turned into 10 BRs, 6 RIR, 6 assorted bantams (including 3 silkies! [​IMG] ), 28 quail, and 3 new turkeys. [​IMG]
     

  8. Reyvaughn

    Reyvaughn Songster

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    My husband doesn't like my math. I was going to start with 12-15. I have 22 and I want to pick up another 12-15 out of TSC's "Breed Of The Week" bin - when they get a breed I want. My husband is complaining about my math, but he's being tolerant. I was good today, just to ease the chicken related tension between us.. I went to TSC and saw they had Commercial Blacks (Black Sex-Links?). I don't have any black chickens yet... I walked away and I was so proud of myself!
     
  9. NYRIR

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    That is the HARDEST thing to do....LEAVE TSC WITH NO PEEPING BOX! I was going to have 28 chickens and 3 ducks....I now have 32 chickens outside...and 41 chicks inside....6 ducks outside....4 ducklings inside...18 turkey poults coming in april along with 4 MORE chicks and 6 MORE ducklings.... [​IMG] I LOVE chicken math!!
     
  10. sheila3935

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    ok I started with 2 now I have 20 chiskens outside 4 ducks outside 2 just went out this week that I hatched in January from our ducks. In the house we have 22. 2 D'Anvers that are DD's, 3 Cochin bantams that I hatched from January egg swap,5 that I hatched from February egg swap last weekend and 10 bantams that I got from Cackle when DDs and I went to St. Louis last weekend, and 4 ducks that hatched last weekend. Some of these will have to go cause some will be boys so that means if I see more that I cant live without I can get them RIGHT??? [​IMG]
     

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