ONLY 3 is now 16 !!!!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by nelgkel, May 26, 2010.

  1. nelgkel

    nelgkel Songster

    Apr 14, 2010
    Ok, I have blamed BYC and chicken math, told my hubby he needs to learn chicken math! lol
    he said no more than 3!!! well we wanted 3 and neighbor wanted 3 we are co-cooping...I do the labor and care of the coop/run and they get the food...well after researching I approached my hubby and said we need AT LEAST 6 chickens for our family in order to get enough eggs every week! Well we got 6 and neighbor got 6....well one was a rooster so neighbor replace "him" with 2 girls...and well since I was there....I wanted some colored I got an Americauna...

    Well she is getting picked on a lot cause she is smaller...went back this morning to get a larger one and instead I decided to keep her and ADD 2 more from her old flock!! So I got 3 Americaunas!!

    SOOOOO Our 3 is NOW 16!!!

    hubby says I am plain nuts!! and if I could I would have WAY more and a goat!!
  2. HenPen

    HenPen Songster

    Apr 29, 2009
    New Hampshire
    Hahahha sounds like your doing very well in chicken math!!
  3. Peep Talk

    Peep Talk Songster

    Apr 25, 2010
    Fort Loudon, PA
    I did the very same thing. Hubby told me no more than 6, as that would be plenty for our family. Well, my friend who lives right down the road wanted to co-coop and since I have 10 acres, I figured, why not. So she got six. [​IMG]

    After that, I found someone who was giving away EE roos that were 26 weeks old. Just had to have one! So I came home with 2!

    Then I found an ad for 2 breeding pairs of Black-Tailed White Japanese Bantams. They were so cute, I couldn't there is 4 more chickens.

    Later down the road, I found someone who was thinning out her 2 year old Barred Rock flock....just had to have one of those!

    Then my friend and I decided that we wanted to add some more color to this flock so we purchased some EE chicks, BO chicks, and a BR chick. So now we have 8 more.

    I then found an ad for BBS Silkie chicks, so I had every intention of getting just one. She had 3 left, so they all came home with me.

    In the process of all of this running around, my BR went broody on 12 eggs (due June 4th) and my Bantams have gone broody on 15 (due June 12th). Plus, I am getting a surprise shipment of turkeys, ducks, guineas and chicks around my birthday the middle of June.

    So, if you add all of that up, and the maximum guesstimate for my surprise shipment, I will have a total of 100 birds! [​IMG] [​IMG]

    I think you are doing very well at chicken math! BTW, all of this running around started out with my first chicks in February of this year. [​IMG] I didn't own a chicken before then. LOL! I'm just a bit addicted.
  4. scbatz33

    scbatz33 No Vacancy, Belfry Full

    Jan 23, 2009
    South GA
    Now that's quality chicken math right there!
  5. acid_chipmunk

    acid_chipmunk Polish Silkies d'Uccles O my!

    Mar 29, 2010
    You did very good with your chicken math! It's amazing how fast we learn it! [​IMG]
  6. HenPen

    HenPen Songster

    Apr 29, 2009
    New Hampshire
    I love chicken matter what the number adds up to be there is always room for one...two....awww shoot there is always room for MORE!!
  7. nelgkel

    nelgkel Songster

    Apr 14, 2010
    Quote:WOW!! 10 acres! I would love to have that space.. I would have WAY more chickens too!!

    Hubby limited our numbers because of space issues! I sure hope they don't make a lot of noise when they start laying..

    ya'll make me laugh with your chicken math!!
  8. dumb_cluck

    dumb_cluck Songster

    Mar 26, 2010
    Upstate NY
    Chickens are directly proportional to the amount of space you got to keep 'em. [​IMG]
  9. I always say I have 25, when in actuality it is usually 30-35. That's how I do chicken math. [​IMG]
  10. kittykorat

    kittykorat Songster

    Aug 12, 2009
    Central MA
    We started out thinking 4 would be enough for the family, but there is a 6 chick minimum in our state. We ended up getting 7. One was a roo, rehomed.
    I ended up losing 3 to a predator, reinforced and completely enclosed the run.

    Got 8 more.. (so up to 11)

    Then had one go broody..
    got 6 more chicks for her.
    So have 17 right now - 3 nine month old pullets (2 EE's one Australorpe).
    8 six week old chicks (2 wellies, 6 marans, one is a roo and will need rehoming)
    6 one week old EE chicks.

    We only have 1/4 acre...

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