My chicken math is out of control!

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by harleyjo, Jun 12, 2011.

  1. harleyjo

    harleyjo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Last spring when we first started with chickens, we wanted around a dozen to get enough eggs for us. Now a year later I have 19 more 6 week olds, 4 just hatched in the brooder and I just set 18 more eggs in the incubator. Not to mention the 3 muscovy hens and 1 drake I have. 2 of those hens are sitting on clutches of eggs and the 3rd one is laying!
     
  2. Flawedatdesign

    Flawedatdesign Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hehe Well you should have plenty of eggs next couple of years [​IMG]
     
  3. PamB

    PamB Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yup, that seems to be how it works with chickens. There can never be too many. [​IMG]
     
  4. NYRIR

    NYRIR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's not so bad...I went from zero to over 100 birds (including chickens/ducks/geese and turkeys) in a year and a half! Welcome to bird addiction [​IMG]
     
  5. CatDaddyAlbert

    CatDaddyAlbert NoFeathersRuffled

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    And you only wanted a DOZEN Eggs [​IMG] Sometimes you get MORE than you wish for.[​IMG] That'll show ya what happens when there are chickens, ducks, etc in your life [​IMG] But believe me...... IT IS WORTH IT!!!!! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  6. TinyLittleFarm

    TinyLittleFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What scares me is that everyone who posts about out of control chicken math always ends up with ducks! I have to work pretty hard to keep my chicken math in check, but I just know that one day I'll look out in the yard and see my flock expanded to 50 or something with a bunch of ducks running around! [​IMG]
     
  7. JulieNKC

    JulieNKC Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:I started with 5 chickens. Wanted a few more for variety. I now have 15 chickens, 11 in various stages of hatching (only keeping 2 I swear) and 3 ducks. [​IMG] The ducks are fun by the way....
     
  8. stargazingmommy

    stargazingmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I thought my chicken math was mostly under control...I really only have 3 chicks...but I have 2 ducks to...so maybe I'm in trouble...it's just the start after all
     
  9. harleyjo

    harleyjo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:[​IMG] You are figuring chicken math out, now just go with it! [​IMG]
     
  10. Oghdoff

    Oghdoff Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi, my name is Kevin and I am a poultry addict. My mom and stepfather (who live next door on the family property) wanted chickens. Just enough for a few eggs to eat and maybe give/sell to friends and family. We started with 5. Then added 16 more. Lost one to a cat. Since they have little to nothing to do with the chickens and it's been all on my bill I added a RIR roo that a neighbor didn't want. Seeing the roo all alone and knowing my lil ones would be months before I could mix with him I found 9 RIR hens and bought them. Then after using this site as a reference to all the problems I encountered with the chickens, I got hooked! I now have the 30 chickens (really want Dom's and Barny's too) 6 poults and 10 ducks.
     

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