Counting Chickens


How many chickens do I currently have on my farm? There’s a 2011 Chickens in the Road Calendar riding on your answer!

One winner will be drawn by random comment number from the correct (or closest) responses to receive a CITR 2011 calendar. Eligible entry ends at 1 p.m. U.S. Eastern time today (February 6). You can only guess once. This post will be updated with the winner shortly after 1 p.m. and a new calendar giveaway post will go up. Good luck! (It’s February. The calendars gotta go! I have several set aside and I’m giving them away today! Find the winner of the Donkey Ears calendar giveaway here.)

P.S. I don’t know how many chickens I have. I’m gonna go milk BP then start counting!

1 p.m. UPDATE! I have 29 chickens. (Unless some of them were hiding when I counted.) The winner is comment #51, Melinda. (Several had 29 down, so I ran the random number generator until it hit one of your comment numbers.) Email me at CITRgiveaways(at) with your full name and address for shipping!



  1. Heather N. says:

    39 give or take a few! LOL

  2. Aimee says:

    Im going to say 26 πŸ™‚

  3. Meadow Rogers says:

    I will say 32 :chicken:

  4. Kate and crew says:

    Chickens are like cats. You always end up with more than you anticipated. I’ll say 44.

  5. Donna Mc says:

    My totally uneducated, but hopeful guess is….21!

  6. Val says:

    hmmmm….let’s see. My guess would be twenty-three!

  7. Andy says:

    We have about 20.

  8. lyn Dominguez says:

    I am going to guess 38. I saw that big basket of eggs!!!

  9. Jean - MN says:

    Going with 51
    Hope I’m right!

  10. Sheila says:

    My first thought was 33 – that’s a whole lot of eggs per day! Have a great day.

  11. Julie says:

    How ’bout seven? = (six chickens + a rooster).

  12. Tanya Miller says:

    34 Chickens :chicken: :chicken: :chicken:

  13. Brenda E says:

    uh – hmmmm – duh —- okay I’ll guess 24.

  14. Willie in GA says:

    My guess is 29

  15. phyllis says:

    My guess was already taken, so I’ll say 39!!

  16. Sherie Adams says:

    I’ll say 20!

  17. rebecca says:

    I am guessing you have 43 chickens.

  18. jfdavidson says:

    i was just going to give my answer of – you don’t know!!!!!!! too funny

  19. marymac says:

    I say 63 chickens

  20. Ladychef says:

    I guess I’ll say 42. Crossing my fingers!

  21. phyllis says:

    ok that is taken too :no: so I’ll say 30?

  22. Lacey says:

    At least the donkey ears were a 50/50 chance! I’m guessing 32.

  23. theresa winstead says:

    My guess is 14.

  24. WatkinsGal says:

    27…just throwin a number out there…

  25. laura says:

    I think you have about 34 chickens!

  26. Donna Dye says:

    I’m guessing 28 :heart:

  27. Carol says:

    :heart: :chicken: :heart: 26

  28. claudia w says:

    I’m going to say 23. Don’t know why, it just seemed like a good number of chickens!

  29. Peggy says:

    60 I’m sure if am hens have been sitting the number could change day to day.

  30. Karen B says:

    :chicken: 35 :chicken:

  31. Jane says:

    Hmm, a hard one. After my severe disappointment in not winning the ‘ears’ one, I will try again.. this time with considerably less ‘certainty’:( I think you have around 8 chickens.

  32. Linda Payne says:

    The magic number is 19.

  33. Cheri D. in Florida says:

    my uneducated city guess is….19!

  34. rainss61 says:

    :sun: 27!! had call !!! :snoopy:

  35. ann/alba says:

    I think I will go with 12 Chickens
    IS Crocked still nesting on the porch?
    well maybe not now with all the snow.
    Good luck everyone.
    Since I notion another Ann I will start signing with Ann/alba
    Have a good one Ann/alba

  36. Agnes from Antigo says:

    I’m guessing you have exactly 27 chickens. This guess is based on the age of Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers quarterback. GO PACK GO!

  37. sal says:

    I know this number is ‘unlucky’ but I’m nothing if not fearless!! The number of cluck happy chickens on your farm is ….. 13…..!!

  38. Jules says:

    If you’re anything like me, the number varies day-to-day. Today I have 39, so that’s my guess. Friday, more hatch out, and who knows how many the dog will eat between now and then…

  39. Joell says:

    I see ther is another 37 from one of the gals, so I will say 38

  40. Nancy S. says:

    I’ll say 46. No good reason!

  41. Jan in Maine says:

    46 and good luck counting them!

  42. Kathy R. says:

    I’ll guess 44 (since that’s how old I’ll be in a week). Are you going to make a video of the chicken count? That should be entertaining. Will you have any help, other than the dogs? Good luck with that.

  43. Casey says:

    I’m guessing 54 πŸ™‚

  44. Sue Nelson says:

    I think about 35.

  45. Tea4too0 says:

    After exhaustive research, I think I will guess you have
    25 chickens. I did not count the ducks or guineas.

  46. Melinda from Southwest Washington says:

    I thing you have 72 chickens!

  47. Jessica says:

    17 chickens :chicken:

  48. Sandra Brungard says:

    I’m guessing 35 chickens. Your blog is one of the first I look at every day. I love it.

  49. Jenn says:

    42… The answer to life, the universe, and everything! Lol. I love that book.

  50. Debby says:

    I think you have 22 chickens!

  51. LisaAJB says:

    16. Yep, you have 16 chickens!

  52. Stacy says:

    I’m going to go with 48 chickens.

  53. Sheepie~Girl says:

    My guess is 27…

  54. Matt H says:

    I’ll go with 40, a nice round number

  55. catslady says:

    36 was the first number to come into my head – no rhyme or reason lol.

  56. Christina Bredenkamp says:

    OK – the chickens tell me there are 22 of them.

  57. Angelina says:

    I’m thinking 27 chickens, I hope so. πŸ™‚

  58. Nancy in Iowa says:

    21 – because they’re old enough to vote!!!

  59. Christine says:

    My guess is 38

  60. northcountrygirl says:

    I’ll say 67 chickens.

  61. Sharon G says:

    32 chickens and 3 roosters

  62. Tina Manley says:

    My guess is 14. Hawks have gotten three of mine in the last two weeks and I’m guessing you have hawks, too πŸ˜₯

  63. BuckeyeGirl says:

    I’m know that the entries are closed, don’t worry… I just had to say “What a well fed hen that is in that picture!!!” Her crop is STUFFED!!! My hens might be jealous if I showed them that picture, good thing I don’t let them anywhere near the computer huh?

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