Please check my math-

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

  1. navasima

    navasima Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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?[​IMG]
     
  2. Duramaxgirl

    Duramaxgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your math skills are excellent [​IMG]
     
  3. 10 point

    10 point country boy

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  4. rpchris

    rpchris Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a degree in mathematics. Your conclusion sounds spot on to me.
     
  5. TheJuan-n-Only

    TheJuan-n-Only Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Chickebra?....chikeometry?...chickculus?.....[​IMG]
     
  6. navasima

    navasima Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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! [​IMG]

    Edit: sorry - that's not chicken math - it's chickenomics!
     
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  7. TheJuan-n-Only

    TheJuan-n-Only Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:dorn it...I missed that one!!! lol [​IMG]
     
  8. Duramaxgirl

    Duramaxgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:The part about the spouse is oh so true! [​IMG]
     
  9. chickensgalore

    chickensgalore Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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
     
  10. Melissa Rose

    Melissa Rose Chillin' With My Peeps

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