I love it when people talk about "Chicken Math"! I have seen some interesting descriptions, but what I haven't seen are peoples DEFINITIONS of what they consider to be "Chicken Math". I'm not sure that newbies know what we're talking about, so maybe we should help them out. Let's have everyone contribute THEIR definitions and descriptions of "Chicken Math"!! There are so many funny posts on BYC -- it is a good source of entertainment. Well, I'm thinking that we should have everyone contribute THEIR definitions and descriptions of "Chicken Math"!! I propose we use this thread to come up with lots of definitions and descriptions of "Chicken Math" for the benefit of our new members. Here is Shellz131's description of "Chicken Math". It's one of my favorites... I love chicken math !!! As of 7 pm today I will have 15 chickens but... 3 are White Leghorn Roos but do not count since I am going to eat them 2 Are chicks ( 1 welsummer and 1 Black Australorp) so they do not count 2 Are EE roos that I am getting today so they will be in quarintine so they do not count 1 is a Cochin Roo that I got on impulse as a pet so he does not count so In reality I have only 7 chickens but wait!! Of those there are 2 Roos 1 Mutt and 1 Lav Silkie they do not lay eggs so they do not count I have 1 silkie/australorp mix that is not producing eggs so she does not count I have 3 silkie hens of whom only 1 is producing eggs at the moment so .. I have the grand total of only 2 chickens that count!!!!!