Why chicken math is crazy!

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by Allie Grace Sanders, Mar 31, 2018.

  1. Allie Grace Sanders

    Allie Grace Sanders Songster

    862
    2,469
    232
    Oct 12, 2017
    Indiana
    So..... I received 18 chicks by mail. Let's just say, I lost three in the beginning. So I got three Rouen ducklings. Then I lost another chick, so I needed more to support my business. Today I went and got six more chicks! I started with 18 chicks and nine fully grown chickens. Now I have 20 chicks, three ducklings, and 9 adult chickens! Love chicken life! :)
     
    ashlandco likes this.
  2. ashlandco

    ashlandco Songster

    290
    430
    132
    Mar 31, 2017
    Lol I love chicken life too:lau
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

    114,285
    119,321
    1,847
    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    excellent chicken math skills :clap
     
    Allie Grace Sanders likes this.
  4. Cryss

    Cryss Free Ranging

    2,386
    5,366
    537
    Nov 12, 2017
    Northwest New Jersey
    My chicken math skills are improving too!
    I wanted 4 pullets to start, got them in November. Then I planned to add 4 more every year after each year passes keeping a good rotation of ages.
    So, January I discover one of my Lavender Orpingtons is a rooster. I trade him back to my breeder for 2 pullets, 2 because my LO was twice the price of the pullets I chose. Yay me I now have 5!
    So. A week ago the other Lavender Orpington, my favorite sweetheart, crowed. No way I'm trading this one. I call the breeder to let him know this development. He is flabbergasted that he made a gender mistake not once but twice and both in the same flock. He offers me a free pullet as compensation. Yay me I'll have 6!
    So. One should never introduce a single chook to an established flock. They need a companion. Guess I'll buy one more. Yay me. I'll have 7.
    So. The ones I have my eye on, there are 3. If I take 2 the third will be left alone. I need to decide if I should buy the third one too making it 8, or go with different pullets.
    Yay me.
     
  5. N F C

    N F C is it nap time yet?

    60,298
    141,374
    1,972
    Dec 12, 2013
    Wyoming
    They say practice makes perfect...glad to read about all this math practice :lol:

    P.S. @Cryss re: your last "so" statement, I say get all 3 because 8 is a good round number!
     
    Cryss likes this.
  6. Allie Grace Sanders

    Allie Grace Sanders Songster

    862
    2,469
    232
    Oct 12, 2017
    Indiana
    I agree, @N F CC! @Cryss, do it!
     
    Cryss and N F C like this.

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by: