Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by navasima, Sep 14, 2011.

1. ### navasimaChillin' With My Peeps

Aug 6, 2011
New Mexico
10 total chickens. 8 pullets, 1 hen, 1 probable roo. I read that nesting boxes should be 4 to 1. 9 girls - 2 nesting boxes is too few, so need 3. 3 nest boxes is good for 12 chickens. Only one is laying, so I need 11 more chickens - right?

No, wait....that makes 21 chickens - what if my "roo" turns out to be a hen? So I need 6 nest boxes because 5 is too few for 21, but then I need 24 so that my ratio is 4 to 1, so I need 3 more. But only the one is laying now, so, darn it! I need to go get 23 more chickens pronto!!

That's my story and I'm sticking to it?

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3. ### 10 pointcountry boy

Feb 19, 2011
LaFayette, NY

4. ### rpchrisChillin' With My Peeps

Aug 27, 2011
Saint Louis, MO
I have a degree in mathematics. Your conclusion sounds spot on to me.

5. ### TheJuan-n-OnlyChillin' With My Peeps

Sep 10, 2010
Tampa
Chickebra?....chikeometry?...chickculus?.....

6. ### navasimaChillin' With My Peeps

Aug 6, 2011
New Mexico
I think I figured out one of the laws of chicken math:
Correctness of chicken math is inversely proportionate to the chance of the spouse agreeing that it is correct!

Edit: sorry - that's not chicken math - it's chickenomics!

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7. ### TheJuan-n-OnlyChillin' With My Peeps

Sep 10, 2010
Tampa
Quote:dorn it...I missed that one!!! lol

8. ### DuramaxgirlChillin' With My Peeps

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Quote:The part about the spouse is oh so true!

9. ### chickensgaloreChillin' With My Peeps

Apr 9, 2010
hillsdale,michigan
plus if your rooster isnt a rooster.you'll have to get another one,maybe 2 to make sure one is a rooster.so then you'll need another laying box.then you'll have to have at least 2 more hens

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