Calculating Your True Number of Chickens
If you want a number that more accurately lets your husband, wife, or friends know how many chickens you have, you must use chicken math.
This is the total number of live chickens and chicks currently at home. This number does not include unhatched eggs or chickens currently on order.
Meat chickens don't count toward your total chicken count. Whether they are still chicks or almost fully grown, these birds are food.
Anything that is for sale does not count. These birds are leaving soon. They'll bring in a little bit of income and move on to their new home.
How you reach your final number will be different for everybody. Obviously you can't get down to zero chickens, then people will really think you are crazy.