Such thing as Community Chicken Math??

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Momagain1, Mar 18, 2011.

  1. Momagain1

    Momagain1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 13, 2011
    Central IL
    Went up to drop my li'l one off at Pre-K...

    they are doing a series on babies; springtime animal babies...

    so I was asked if I could bring in a baby chick...I said yeah; but they arent
    your typical fuzzy one anymore...they are funny looking at almost 4 wks old...

    she said thats ok...but had proposition for me...

    apparently, with the help of the U of I extension office, they are hatching
    their own...approximately 12...but they needed a home for them

    does ANYONE SEE WHERE THIS IS GOING?????????????

    my 31 is now turning into 45 in May!!!! (I DONT HAVE A PLACE for 45!!!)...

    maybe by then my hubby will be able to build another coop? LMBO...

    I'm sure I can find homes for them on CL or something...

    but this will be fun...straight run..not knowing what breeds...

    [​IMG] wtheck did I just agree too??? [​IMG]
  2. nivtup

    nivtup Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2008
    Shelton Washington
    Chicken math exists in multiple forms.

    The "oops I forgot" version

    The "there were only 6 left in the chick bin and I didn't want them to be lonely" version

    The "well the incubator was empty" version

    The "it's a rare breed" version

    The "I don't have that variety" version

    and on

    and on

    I do not see a problem with the community sponsored "they hatched them at school" version

    I recommend that you just keep building coops for the foreseeable future.

    Good luck
  3. A.T. Hagan

    A.T. Hagan Don't Panic

    Aug 13, 2007
    North/Central Florida
    The last time I agreed to take the classroom hatched chicks it was only supposed to be just the six they thought they'd hatch. Turned out to be twelve when she had a 100% hatch rate!

    Never know where chicken math will strike...
  4. Pumpkinpup

    Pumpkinpup Poultry Princess

    Jul 16, 2008
    North-West Georgia
    Ahh yes, chicken math. It does hit you when you least expect it to and there is no way around the inevitable. Just surrender to the powers that be and enjoy the peeps [​IMG]
  5. purpletree23

    purpletree23 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 15, 2009
    Surrender to the powers.

  6. Heckel's Hens

    Heckel's Hens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 23, 2011
    Southern VA
    I am the proud mama of 10 babies that were supposed to be hatched at preschool and they backed out the last minute.

    Now they are going to actually incubate 24 eggs and I had to make it clear that I can NOT take any of those. I referred them to friends who have lots-o-chickens. [​IMG]

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