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Um....chicken math already??

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by PamB, Oct 26, 2010.

  1. PamB

    PamB Songster

    Jul 20, 2010
    Dayville, CT
    So, I originally thought I wanted 4 chickens. I got 12 in July. Mostly because they were Silkies and we figured we could end up with mostly Roos. Then, I got two more pullets in September. Now, I just ordered a few hatching eggs for my only laying and currently broody!!!! [​IMG]

  2. Cats Critters

    Cats Critters Completely Indecisive

    Chicken math (and chicken addiction) is highly contagious and has no know cure. [​IMG] But why would you ever want to be cured? And have fun with hatching!
  3. PamB

    PamB Songster

    Jul 20, 2010
    Dayville, CT
    Thank you! I'm a nervous wreck about it!! I have no idea what I'm doing. [​IMG]
  4. Cats Critters

    Cats Critters Completely Indecisive

    Quote:Broodys are normal pretty good at knowing what to do. But if your feeling unsure I'd go browse and read the incubating section.
  5. Carols Clucks

    Carols Clucks Songster

    Oct 13, 2010
    Chicken math is HARD and has a lot of variables

    We ordered 8 chicks in the spring thinking that only 6 would make it, and we would probably get a rooster or two by accident. That would have given us a grand total of 8 (counting the old rooster and expecting the old hen not to last that long) We ended up with 12

    Of course now I see a couple of other kinds I HAVE to have..... (not going to happen)

    But I just finished cutting down an old old old coop to make in to a broody hen box, just in case.

    And Mom says: Oh that would be perfect for some ducks!

    Who said anything about ducks

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