New BYC in Oregon

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Colourchaser, Aug 19, 2016.

  1. Colourchaser

    Colourchaser Just Hatched

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    Hi Everyone,

    I have BYC, I have 10 hens, 1 rooster, 4 pullets and 3 cockrels free range.
    I have done lots of reading, questions through people at the county and state fairs, and at our poultry exchanges and a ton of in formation from all of you here at BYC. So I kind of went into my chickens with what I thought where eyes open. **** it all none of these people told me about chicken math! Three broody hens and the rest conspire to have their eggs hatch lay eggs in brood nests with their sisters fussing them the whole time. 25 eggs 7 hatch that was spring. Now I have 2 hens 24 eggs 4 eggs didn't hatch 16 healthy biddies 1 baby got out of the brood area (more on theory later) 4 trampled? under one hen. NOW 2 more hens join the brood party. I am happy, confused, and concerned is this normal for chicken keepers? LOL
    I have been married to John for 19 years have 3 children 28,25,and 4. We have 5 indoor cats on 2.18 acres.
    Thinking about getting goats and a dog to herd the chickens and the goats but mostly as a pet for my 4 yr old[​IMG]
    I will post questions about this season in another post.

    Thanks for the welcome to the group,
    Mary
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Hi, Mary, and welcome to BYC. Yes, chicken math is a real thing.
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Nice to meet you Mary. Math was never my favorite subject but, YES, chicken math exists . It is a powerful source to deal with.
     
  4. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, Mary, and :welcome. Pleased you joined our community! Good luck to you and your flock! :weee
     
  5. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi Mary and welcome to BYC. Fighting chicken maths is futile - don't bother with the goats - just get more chickens [​IMG]

    Best wishes
    CT
     
  6. Colourchaser

    Colourchaser Just Hatched

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    Well I would do that if you could tell me which chicken breed gives milk? [​IMG]
     
  7. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    It can be hit and miss - you just gotta squeeze and hope for the best [​IMG]
     
  8. Colourchaser

    Colourchaser Just Hatched

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    ROTFLMAO
     
  9. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  10. Book Em Danno25

    Book Em Danno25 Overrun With Chickens

    Hello and [​IMG] Mary! Best wishes with your birds! [​IMG]
     

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