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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Camelot Farms, Feb 14, 2011.

  1. Camelot Farms

    Camelot Farms Chickenista

    Eggs in the incubator 'count'.
    Eggs under a broody don't 'count'

    So if I have 50 eggs in the bator and 12 under broodies, I only have to confess...errr...claim the 50 in the bator.
    Also, eggs that have not been candled yet in the bator do not 'count' cause they are unknowns.
    So of the 50 in the bator, I only have to claim 25.

    See how easy that is. From 62 to 25 in 2 seconds.
     
  2. N&MSchroeder

    N&MSchroeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You make a good point! Numbers can decrease as well as increase. I love chicken math! So versatile! [​IMG]
     
  3. train2110

    train2110 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] I will have to keep this in mind for my wife! [​IMG]
     
  4. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    So 3 dozen eggs on the way doesn't count, right? My bator isn't fired up YET.

    Of course not ALL of those will hatch, then you have to weed out the roosters. Add to that, I won't be keeping all of them, just have to grow them out to pick what I'm keeping then sell the rest.

    I also think pullets that aren't laying yet don't count either.
     
    Last edited: Feb 14, 2011
  5. Teach97

    Teach97 Bantam Addict

    Nov 12, 2008
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    I don't count birds that aren't in breeding pens...I don't count those in breeding pens either...basically I don't count...so i only answer that I have some...but not enough...I would never count eggs...counting before they hatch and all...plus you shouldn't count in the brooder cuz they move around too much and will throw your count off...did I mention I don't count
     
  6. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Quote:Oh, that is SO true! Obviously, they can't even be counted at all.

    Eggs don't count, of course not.

    Chicks in grow out coops don't count, either, because they're not yet in the flock.

    Can't count the birds in the flock because THEY won't stay in one place, either.

    So, basically, I have NO CHICKENS AT ALL.

    Ack! No chickens?? I need to get some!!!
     
  7. Teach97

    Teach97 Bantam Addict

    Nov 12, 2008
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    exactly my point
     
  8. key west chick

    key west chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    And dont forget that it takes at least 2 or 3 bantams to make 1 standard chickens. See, I have about 20 chickens in my pen. But 6 of those, are Seramas or OEGB. So really, they count as 2 chickens, not 6. [​IMG]
     
  9. superchemicalgirl

    superchemicalgirl HEN PECKED

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    Quote:Oh, that is SO true! Obviously, they can't even be counted at all.

    Eggs don't count, of course not.

    Chicks in grow out coops don't count, either, because they're not yet in the flock.

    Can't count the birds in the flock because THEY won't stay in one place, either.

    So, basically, I have NO CHICKENS AT ALL.

    Ack! No chickens?? I need to get some!!!

    LOL I love you!
     
  10. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    You should see the look on my face when someone asks how many chickens I have. It's pretty funny, I have to stare off into space and mentally count each of the 3 coops. [​IMG]
     

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