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The CHICKEN MATH Contest- Who has the worst case?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by CinnamonQueen, Dec 19, 2012.

  1. CinnamonQueen

    CinnamonQueen Songster

    Nov 2, 2012
    (I didn't know where to put this by the way)
    Here is the Ultimate showdown with Chicken Math. To enter, here is what I'd like to see:
    Your original planned amount
    What you actually got
    Why (Edit: This is optional)
    Rank your case:
    1-10 extra: Mild
    11-25 extra: Moderate
    26-50 extra: Severe
    51-100 extra: Extreme
    101-200 extra: Deadly
    1+: Extremely Deadly

    For example, I did myself:
    Original: 2 (who were we kidding?)
    Actual: 4
    Why: Grandma let the kids each pick out a chick.
    My case: Mild
    Don't worry, I want more.
    Let the Chicken Math epidemic begin!
    Last edited: Dec 20, 2012
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  2. americana-lover

    americana-lover Songster

    Apr 13, 2012
    i wanted 8 chickens
    I got 5
    chickens seemed fun!

    Did i do this right? im kinda confused!
  3. CinnamonQueen

    CinnamonQueen Songster

    Nov 2, 2012
    I mean no offense, but do you know what Chicken Math is?
    I'll tell you. It's when you want a few chickens, but then you get a lot!
    Sorry if the entering thing is confusing. The Rank your case is where you rank how severe chicken math is. It is dependent on how many extra you got.
    Does that clarify things?
  4. werepoodle

    werepoodle Chirping

    Sep 16, 2012
    San Angelo, TX
    How about mental Chicken Math. I just wanted a few pet chickens. Then I saw showgirls which in turn led me to show quality silkies. then I went to a chicken show OMG now I want the 2 breeds+modern game bantums+bantam wyandottes+polish+east indies ducks and finallu Indian runner ducks....help I live in town and trying to figure out how to do this
  5. Spifflove

    Spifflove Songster

    Nov 13, 2012
    6 hens
    1 roo
    6 ducks
    1 drake

    12 Pekin
    10 Muscovy
    4 Welsh Harelquit
    7 Metzer Layers

    10 Buff Orpington hens
    2 Buff roos
    2 Spitzerbaun hens
    15 Speckled Sussex chicks
    4 Brahma chicks
    10 White rock chics
    5 Leghorn chicks

    About +70
  6. Well, when we first started with chickens we got 25 (straight run), but we ended up butchering the roos (about half). Then every year for the next 5 years we got like 25-50 more. I think we had about 200 at one point. When we moved 2 years ago we had about 100, but I only brought 33. We didn't order any more until last February, when we got 22 pullets and 4 roos. Now I've been hatching more and selling/slaughtering some and (I believe) we have 90 as of today. I think we'll get more purebred pullets this spring, plus I want to start my quail d'Anver breeding project, and maybe NNs too.

    I have a problem. :p
  7. CinnamonQueen

    CinnamonQueen Songster

    Nov 2, 2012
    Spifflove- Your case is "extreme"!
    Ms Bagawkbagawk's case is probably "Extremely Deadly"
    Personally, I wasn't expecting "extremely deadly" to come up. Just got served!

  8. Joe.G

    Joe.G Songster

    Nov 16, 2011
    Eastern NY
    I wanted 9 Hens, 1 Roo and 2 Guineas, 12 Total

    I now have 22 Hens, 2 Roos, 2 Guineas 26 Total, I had a top of 30 Total.

    And I want more.
  9. Spifflove

    Spifflove Songster

    Nov 13, 2012
    Pluck! Pluck like the wind!
  10. hhiner

    hhiner In the Brooder

    Nov 8, 2012
    North Carolina
    I planned to get a variety of 6 hens.

    I got: 1 BO
    1 Blue Laced Red Wyandotte
    1 Ameraucauna
    1 Barred Rock
    4 Rhode Island Reds
    1 Delaware

    I lost the Barred Rock and a RIR a few weeks ago, but I have already ordered 4 more hens, which should be delivered in the spring.

    So with a plan for 6, I now have 7, but will eventually have 11.

    I think I am a 15 - a moderate case.

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