So today we added 6 to our flock...is this "chicken math"?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by buzymom13, Jul 18, 2010.

  1. buzymom13

    buzymom13 I run the Alien Chicken Asylum

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    [​IMG] There was a guy down the road who had some 8 week (about) chicks for sale. I stopped to take a look and came home with 6 more chicks.

    Not sure what breed they are exactly...2 I'm hoping are "sussex" 1 is a buff color with white legs (he hatched it from his mixed flock) and 1 I'm not sure (Welsummer ?) and 2 came from the hatchery but were add on pullets and he's not sure what kind they are...


    Is this the "chicken math" I've heard tell of? [​IMG]


    [​IMG] Whatever we're enjoying ourselves...

    Any guesses as to what we got today?

    Thankx guys! [​IMG]

    Peepadeez
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    Pearl
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    LBB
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    YT
    [​IMG] This is the one with white legs

    No Name for this one yet
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    Marbles
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    Thankx again!
     
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  2. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Yes, you are now infected with Gallus Domesticus Mathematicus, which is apparently incurable.
     
  3. Mrs. K

    Mrs. K Overrun With Chickens

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    But what nice color to add to your flock.

    Remember, if they are your chickens, you are the only person qualified to count the chickens, counting chickens is a difficult process, and OFTEN times there appears more chickens there, than the qualified person is saying. That is an illusion.

    The qualified persons count is what he/she wants it to be, and is considered finale.

    That's my story, and I am sticking to it.
     
  4. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Yup, that's chicken math. They are adorable.

    I hate to burst your bubble, but the first one is a rooster. And maybe the last one.
     
  5. buzymom13

    buzymom13 I run the Alien Chicken Asylum

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    We're hoping for more pullets... but maybe we'll just have to build another area for roosters? LOL Now I know I'm sounding like an addict... [​IMG]
     
  6. nzpouter

    nzpouter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    me think you got 4 roos...
     
  7. buzymom13

    buzymom13 I run the Alien Chicken Asylum

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    Which ones are you saying are roos? The buff colored was identified as a pullet. The two black with brown wings were also claimed as pullets from the hatchery. I didn't know about the white ones or the 1st one as they were hatched from the man's mixed flock.


    We don't need more roos we need more pullets. [​IMG]


    The buff one and two black ones are 8 wks and the others are about 6 wks.... difference in age maybe makes them look rooish?

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  8. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Quote:At the age they are now, any of them with a pink comb and getting pink wattles in is a rooster.
     
  9. mommyofthreewithchicks

    mommyofthreewithchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am onto this chicken math and multiplying with it :>P Today we are going to get a few more silkies as I felt sorry for the lone silkie in our bunch. We started with 12 Subtract 2 because of darn dog. So that leave 10 but since they weren't chicks I searched and searched and found what I wanted did the math and it was just as much for double the amount that I wanted so I ordered 65 chicks- 36 came on Friday. Since they were taking so long and I was watching the 10 in the pen ignore the silkie I looked on-line and found silkie chicks- so we are about to go and get said chicks and I will let each child pick one- +3 :>P We will see if I can resist the urge to also pick one for mom!

    So at this moment I have 30 on order 10 in the pen and 36 chicks in the brooder with 3 or 4 coming as well :>) Yep I seem to have the chicken Math!

    Yours look Great! Have fun with them!
     
  10. buzymom13

    buzymom13 I run the Alien Chicken Asylum

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    I'm just sitting here giggling to myself... Just so you know...chicken math effects other "animal" breeds too. I started with 6 chicks in the spring...was given 4 more(aunt got them and then didn't want them)...then was given a silkie roo...then friend had a mama Pekin duck with babies ...sooooo... 2 ducks added ...then we got our new 6 chicks and next weekend...Yep...we're getting bunnies.

    So Watch out! Chicken math also works for ducks and bunnies, etc. [​IMG]
     

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