Not chicken math- chicken time irregularities

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by helenbk1966, Aug 2, 2014.

  1. helenbk1966

    helenbk1966 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 1, 2014
    We already experienced chicken math, wherein 2 people agree to get 4 birds and end up with 8 in a suburban quarter acre lot where their legality may be open to the interpretation of idiotic public officials who don't read the regulations they pass. But I digress.

    Has anyone experienced a mysterious loss of time while visiting their girls? I have noticed that when they climb up onto my shoulder and stare into my face it is hypnotic. Even as I wonder "Is she about to peck a hole in my retina?" I cannot turn away or remember anything more important to do. I tell myself it doesn't hurt when they rip out my hair 2-3 strands at a time-frankly I'm so excited that their paying attention to me I can't help but wonder if they are secretly drugging my water with a chicken addiction chemical.

    The random stretches of wing and leg become the swan lake of checken ballet. The cozy warmth of one of the girls roosting on my shoulder weaves an enchantment that cannot even be broken by the enormous glob of poo that rolls down the fron of my shirt and into my hands like a warm and squishy tumbleweed. ( For reasons I have not yet deduced they only roost on my shoulder facing backwards.)

    Weak mind? Or in the immortal words of Farmer Tweedy, are the chickens "getting organized"? Are they using secret powers of persuasion to increase their (presumably freezer-safe) numbers and distract us from our daily lives so they can rise up and avenge the untold numbers of their brethren who have lost their lives in millennia of checkencide?
  2. Wisher1000

    Wisher1000 Bama Biddy

    Yes, yes they are........ [​IMG]
  3. helenbk1966

    helenbk1966 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 1, 2014
    Our daughter is about to graduate from Auburn. I'm afraid we have to cease all friendly communication effective immediately. WAR EAGLE!
  4. Wisher1000

    Wisher1000 Bama Biddy

    I don't mind you pulling for Auburn, somebody needs to...It wouldn't be any fun to win a ballgame if there were only empty seats on the other side of the stadium!
  5. ochochicas

    ochochicas Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 3, 2014
    Washington State
    I'm suffering from both chicken math and chicken time. The two of us agreed on 4 chickens but came home from the store with eight. LOL Within two weeks we were up to 10, and by the time the chicks were ready to go outside we had 18! Now that the chicks are at the point of lay, we just hatched out 9 more chicks.

    We are in the process of building a bigger run for our ever-expanding family. The construction is going a lot slower than planned since I can spend hours a day just watching the chicks in all their cuteness. I make random excuses to have to go visit them, like refilling their water ever hour. I also go out to pick huckleberries or black berries for them which the gobble down in about 3 minutes, so I have to go pick more!

    Eventually we are going to have to put some thought into rehoming some of the babies since we have WAY more that we had planned for. I think 20 hens and a rooster or two should be our new limit. Fortunately I'm spending so much time with "chicken time" that I can't be bothered right now to worry about the details.
  6. tridentk9

    tridentk9 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2014
    Remember The Cone of Silence from Get Smart? Animals have a similar cone around them but it interrupts the normal time line. Five minutes within an animal's sphere of influence is two hours for the rest of the world. Better get used to it, it never goes away.

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