Ruh oh... too many chicks pending?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by JennsPeeps, Mar 25, 2009.

1. JennsPeepsRhymes with 'henn'

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We lost our barred rock early this morning. I had a pending order with MPC and was trying to figure out a 2nd chick to get since the EEs weren't available. I emailed them after looking at their website & saw that they had BRs available on my shop date. They called me a couple of hours later and said that I'd get another black australorp and a BR.

Afterwards DBF, who doesn't know about the BA and BR (just the Polish) turned to me & said, "What's the deal with Brahmas?". He was researching chicks! He wants to pick out a variety to add to the brooder when we get the Polish.

Chicken math according to me: Polish + BA + BR = 3
And according to him: Polish + ? = 2

I have a feeling we're going to wind up with 4 chicks next month. We barely have room for 3 more. Hrm... what to do... what to do...

2. debilorrahThe Great Guru of YapPremium Member

According to chicken math you are only getting a 1/2 a chick. You need more.

3. JennsPeepsRhymes with 'henn'

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How right you are! I should go add to the order or get some at the feed store, right?

4. debilorrahThe Great Guru of YapPremium Member

Quote:You need at 209 to get 7....

5. JennsPeepsRhymes with 'henn'

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Quote:You need at 209 to get 7....

6. debilorrahThe Great Guru of YapPremium Member

Yep 209.

Apr 21, 2008
West Michigan
Yup.

Here's another chicken math rule:

Once you have over 100 chickens, you subtract the first two digits from the last number.

So, if you have 119 chickens, you actually only have seven.

100 chickens would be -1. Better fill up that black hole of a coop!

8. EllyMaeChillin' With My Peeps

Quote:Do you think I could apply that rule to ducks and the dh would buy it??I've had a duck explosion at my house and he's kinda giving me that "look".

9. coffeelady3Froths Milk for Hard Cash

Jun 26, 2008
Tacoma, WA
Jenn...Jenn....Jenn....What am I going to do with you!

10. JennsPeepsRhymes with 'henn'

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Our urban lot is way too small for "7" chickens.

But pre-math we'll have 8 in another month.