Eight equals sixteen when you order eight chicks from the poultry supplier, and they add eight more White Leghorn rooster chicks "for warmth". Gratis, but whoa... sixteen chicks! Was definitely NOT expecting that!
[pic: the new additions are three Sicilian Buttercups, two Black Giants, and three Plymouth Barred Rocks (two of which are roosters to protect the chickens from the crotchety geese). The unexpected Leghorns? We're naming them Tettrazini, Cacciatore, Soup, Stew, Dumplings...]