When my DH gets home he might faint...darn chicken math

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by IroquoisEgg, Jun 27, 2010.

  1. IroquoisEgg

    IroquoisEgg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OKay we started the chicken idea with 4-5 hens, all laying already. Immediately that became 3 layers, 3 chicks-in our bedroom. Then I went to get feed and came back with 2 more chicks-so cute, Okay he says but no more we just don't have room. I agree. Somehow, 2 White Crested Black polish show up in the brooder hehe...he left friday for the weekend. I went to the feed store to get one light brahma to replace my baby that got snatched by a rat. That 1 turned into 6!! Now we have a total of 20 chickens!! I'm going to be in sooo much trouble. Good thing he thinks I'm cute.
     
  2. Lovable Chicks

    Lovable Chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thats what happened here...started with 6, 3 were roos so wanted more hens...long story short we now have 20 but my DH was the one who kept wanting more.
     
  3. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    I started with 6 about 150 years ago(seems like it) & now I have well over 100. [​IMG] Love My Birds! [​IMG]
     
  4. Tigerjane

    Tigerjane Chillin' With My Peeps

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    LOL! I just read this out loud to my husband, and he was like "Did you preemptively write this?" We agreed on getting 5 chickens, but after learning more about breeds it's now up to at least 8 - and that's if we keep only one of each type. Ah well, it's not like they'll live in the house forever!
     
  5. Tala

    Tala Flock Mistress

    I told my husband that it was "chicken math" and he said "your math is bogus"
     
  6. CoyoteMagic

    CoyoteMagic RIP ?-2014

    Quote:Just like I tell my husband, "Cute doesn't always cut it!!"
     
  7. SilverPhoenix

    SilverPhoenix Bantam Fanatic

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    Boy, this is a familiar feeling! I already have two coops (one of which is quite large) and still I'm constantly looking around going "Oh, I could use another two or three coops... Perhaps I'll expand the big one as well. Maybe I'll get a bigger dog kennel for the seramas and use this dog kennel for the young birds. I want some hatching eggs of these six breeds... Should probably get a dozen of each in case of bad hatch rates," and so on. Chickens are sure addictive! And here my friends give me a look when I say that as if to say "Sure they are, Kristin, I think that's just you." I try to explain that it isn't just me, that they really are seriously addictive, but to no avail! [​IMG]

    I think we all need to attend a course on chicken math to try and get these numbers under control! Even then, though, can one really say no to fuzzy little chicks? [​IMG]
     
  8. pixie74943

    pixie74943 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:thats going to be my excuse everytime!!

    My bf is going to be in trouble once we move out. For starters, the 3 (and Im getting 2 more Wednesday, excited!) I have at home are coming with us. And then once I move out of home I'll be buying a Roo ASAP, as well as a pair of ducks, and I'm eyeing off a goose or two, and probably a goat. Oh and I need Quail, cause their so darn cute!

    And my version of chicken math
    "I think we should build the coop this big for 2 hens. Hmm, looks a little small, lets add another bit to the run. Wow, theres heaps of space in there! Another Chicken! Hmm.. now thats a bit crowded, we'll make it bigger. Oh, theres plenty of space, lets get some banties too!'

    btw, I thought ahead on the last one. The banties are going in a temporary 'coop' tractor thingo, and once everyone moves in together, the sides can be taken off the tractor, and turned into another extension for the run.

    But wait.. If I extend the run again, then I can fit more chickens [​IMG]
     
  9. Jeeper1540

    Jeeper1540 Chillin' With My Peeps

    we started with 6, now we are at 14, and i predict 20 next spring! lol. btw 4 of them are ducks
     
  10. chics in the sun

    chics in the sun Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here is my chicken math equation:

    Bought three at a pet store, a BR, PR, and an "Ameraucana": +3
    "Ameraucana" turns out to be a leghorn: -1,
    but of course have to keep her, as my three year old picked her out and named her.

    Buy a beautiful FCBM, gotta have feathered feet and choclate colored eggs: +1
    BF sees more "Ameraucana"s at a feed store, knows I didn't get one, buys one (at least and EE this time): +1
    EE is a lonely little chick, buy Olive Egger at swap to keep her company, doesn't count: +0
    Guy is giving me a free Blue Ameraucana, a REAL one this time for blue eggs - doesnt count, she's free: +0,

    So lets see - 3 -1 = 2; 2 +1 = 3; 3+1 = 4

    Hey look, that only adds up to 4! I'm allowed to have 5 in the city - hmm.... which breed should I get now?
     

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