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Discussion in 'Where am I? Where are you!' started by LeBlackbird, Sep 24, 2009.

  1. SilkieSensation

    SilkieSensation Overrun With Chickens

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    The best bait to use would be 1 of the birds it killed if you haven't already disposed of them.
     
  2. eweaber

    eweaber Chillin' With My Peeps

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    saved them for that purpose
     
  3. Gardeningmama

    Gardeningmama Chillin' With My Peeps

     
  4. beaglady

    beaglady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Eweaber,

    Did you say the killed birds were sleeping outside? Breast meat eaten on an overnight kill is usually an owl.
     
  5. eweaber

    eweaber Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My run is covered. I'm thinking skunk, opossum or raccoon. If I was feeling better I would stay up tonight with my .22. Going to have to set a trap instead.
     
  6. MotorcycleChick

    MotorcycleChick Gone quackers

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    Originally Posted by Talbott Poultry [​IMG]


    OK I love every one of these stories.

    I however, am sad to say that NO ONE here knows how to do "chicken math".

    The way it was explained to me was:
    1. Eggs do not count because you never count your chickens before they hatch.
    2. Meaties do not count because they are dinner.
    3. Extra Roos do not count because they are dinner.
    4. Roos that are for breeding do not count because they are breeders.
    5. Chicks do not count because the might be male or female, never sure till they lay an egg or crow.
    6. Broody hens do not count because they are incubators and not laying eggs.
    7. Hens that have just hatched off chicks do not count because they are new mothers, the chicks see #5
    8. Hens that are molting do not count because they are not laying eggs.
    9. Old hens do not count because they no longer laying eggs but are great mothers of step chicks.
    10. Any chicken that is for sale or trade does not count because they are leaving.
    11. Never have an odd number of chickens because no one wants to be the odd chicken out.
    12. Bantams only count as 1/2 because they are small.
    13. ANY ANIMAL that has a name is not counted because once you give them a name they are family, and you can not count family.

    So the way I see it most of you need buy some chickens because most of what you have DO NOT COUNT.
     
  7. SilkieSensation

    SilkieSensation Overrun With Chickens

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    Hmmmm, this means out of my 300+/- birds I only get to count about 10. [​IMG]The only birds not named are a few of my layers & the quail (which only count as 1/8 of a birds each [​IMG] )
     
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  8. MotorcycleChick

    MotorcycleChick Gone quackers

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    First, can anyone guess her breed?
    Second, she doesn't really fly. Should I be worried?
     
  9. SilkieSensation

    SilkieSensation Overrun With Chickens

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    I see feathered feet (more pix would be helpful) so maybe a cochin mix. Most chicks don't really "fly", they just get a few inches off the ground by jumping & flapping.
     
  10. Gardeningmama

    Gardeningmama Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG][​IMG]And That Is The Perfect Explanation To The Subtraction Portion of CHICKEN MATH!!!! You Very Easily Can Subtract Right Down To ZERO![​IMG][​IMG]
     

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