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I Like Pet Chickens

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    This Year's Additions

    I bought 2 top-hat ducks and 2 "misc hens" at Tractor Supply about 5 weeks ago.  One turned out to be a broiler, cant tell if its male or female yet... I named it Blob. I have hatched out 5 Araucanna (rumpless, blue egger) bantams this year.  No tufts but we shall...
    MISTRESSROXY MISTRESSROXY 36-40, F May 14, 2010

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    My Pets

    Penny - white bantie Leghorn Phoenix - black Australorp Piper - Rhode Island Red Philemena - RIR Pandora - RIR my 5 chickens live i an awesome coop that my dad built. they are so cute and love it in there. my bunny also lives in there too and they all get along swimmingly. out...
    mutilatedalex mutilatedalex 18-21, F May 16, 2011

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    George, Matt, & Erica

    We kept a few pet chickens at my house for a little while. They stayed in the kitchen hallway. My uncle bought three bantams, a red rooster (George), a black rooster (Matt), and a black hen (Erica). Matt and Erica stayed in the same cage, and we had to keep George in a separate...
    paperalias paperalias 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 18, 2008

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    The Pecking Order

    I like chicken, and chickpeas and Chiclets and chick flicks and chickadees. But mostly I just like chickens. The winged feather version. Bawk-bawk-bawk style. Female chickens actually. The ladies are feisty *******. Real life mean girls with a very estranged status structure. Yes...
    heathermaria heathermaria 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 11, 2009

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    I Love My Chickies!!

    I have 4 chickens..1 escaped table bird (from the intensive broiler farm) and 3 rescue battery hens. ATM I get 4 eggs a day and to be honest they are so entertaining that I wouldn't care if there were never any eggs. My husband is building a bigger chicken...
    usernamenotavaliable usernamenotavaliable 31-35 4 Responses Jul 28, 2009

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    Ours Are 4 Weeks Old..

    We have 10 chickens, all girls we think.  This past week we moved them into the coop.  They aren't free ranging yet, when the weather gets nice though they will be feathered enough to go outside.
    MarylandMilf MarylandMilf 26-30, F Apr 3, 2009

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    I Saved One Today...

    I had let my 2 chicks which had been hatched from twin sister hens at the same time roost with the big girls last night.  I woke up this morning, looked outside, and the smallest was floating in their water pool.  I ran out and scooped it up, thought it was dead...
    MISTRESSROXY MISTRESSROXY 36-40, F 4 Responses Jul 28, 2009

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    My Girls Are Pullet Princesses

    For the last ten years or so I have had the strangest urge to raise chickens. It started with an article I saw in a gardening magazine. The story featured a woman who lived in New England and kept a small coop of hens in her garden. The coop was the centerpiece of her garden...
    tbone66 tbone66 41-45, F 1 Response Dec 9, 2010

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    Chickens Rule Ok

     they are probably the most underrated best, but the most rewarding. Most people dont realise that they all have a different personality, and can be as loving, funny, and sometimes even caring. Definitely more entertaining than any dog or cat.
    nesscoroxdaworld nesscoroxdaworld 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 8, 2010

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    I Wish

    l wish l could have a pet chicken...but l can't have any pets where l live now, so l suppose l have three long lonely years ahead of me...yay.
    EiPerkele EiPerkele 18-21, M Oct 6, 2012

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    They R Really Smart

    i think chickens r a wonderfull pet to have , they recognize the owner and besides giving us the joy to look at them they give us eggs^^  i got like 4 chickens on the garden oh btw they are so mean xD they fight when they see a new chicken lolz    
    Ashley90 Ashley90 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 28, 2009

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    Our Hen and the Rooster

    My brother got 10 little chickens for a game at a local fair. They were to run in little lanes he set up for them and the person betting on the first chicken to cross the line would be the winner. But those betting tried to prod the chickens with sticks which upset my brother. So...
    Hullo Hullo 46-50, F 1 Response Jul 17, 2008

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    HELP!!

    One of my resue hens is poorly. I went out to put them away and found her hunched up and straining. She's not interested in food and I also saw a thin dribble of something clear leaking out of her vent. Is this egg peritonitis?? I can't see an egg in the vent. I had brought...
    usernamenotavaliable usernamenotavaliable 31-35 1 Response Aug 2, 2009

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    My Pets Were Taught To Approach People Who Clap And Call Their Names

    I find it cute. =) Some people think chickens have a small brain - I still think they're smart, and will grow smarter, still. Especially if you treat them nicely (I think it goes for most animals ^_^)
    sodancewithme sodancewithme 26-30, F Feb 22, 2010

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    First Chicken

    I saw and got to handle my first chicken ever. My sister has three. They are so soft and calm! I was surprised.
    errantmind errantmind 41-45, F Mar 21, 2013

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    ~~Toots~~

     toots is my baby boy he was hatched by a hen but was week so i ended up having to feed him and giving him water for the first three days of his life. he couldn't hold his head up so i had to dip his beak in the water then hold his head up so he didn't choke same with food...
    LunaWolff LunaWolff 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 21, 2009

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    I Like Pet Chickens

    Pet chickens are friendly.  I had a pet rooster named Rusty. 
    aquarius3 aquarius3 61-65 Feb 6, 2012

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    We Have Chickens Too!

    One day I came back from a fast food place, and decided to eat my lunch on a seat outside. Two of our hens, I don't know the breed, were outside under the bushes and came shyly up to my feet. After looking at me and "talking" to each other for a moment, one of them suddenly...
    mrdevonian mrdevonian 22-25, M Apr 22, 2011

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    The Day To Fox Came

    I've been keeping hens for 6 years now,our first birds we had for only 8 months as a fox came and got all but one. After that I made the run fox prof it came back a few times but never got in.The 1 hen that got away we called Mertle(don't ask) she lasted 5 years until...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses May 15, 2010

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    Lu Fleche

     i have 2 lu fleche 1 of them is called lisa in ithink shes grate
    redlonestar redlonestar 13-15, M May 30, 2009

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    Talking With Chickens

    My name is Desalyn Graybeal and I am conducting a study on human with chicken communication as part of my studies via the Department of Communications at Eastern Washington University. I am hoping that you will take just a few minutes to complete the survey via the link below...
    DesalynGraybeal DesalynGraybeal 26-30, F Oct 12, 2013

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    Lovelovelove

    I always had chickens growing up. They're so cute, and I love the clucking noises they make. Currently I have four, but they have to stay at a friend's house. They're super cute. I got them when they were a day old and they stayed in my room until they were big enough to stay...
    youngmiss youngmiss 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 30, 2008

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    The Curious Playful Chick...

    My landlord has a large collection of chickens. When one of them had a large group of chicks, I decided to "tame" them. I would crumble bread/seeds/chips in my hand and sit in front of them with my hand out. They would all climb into my hand and jostle each other for space and...
    mrdevonian mrdevonian 22-25, M 1 Response May 18, 2011

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    Can You Feel It (8)

    I LOVE CHICKENS we have like a special connection, i mean no one loves a chicken as much as me. i hate every animal but chickens i LOOOOOOOOOVVVVVVVVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE thank you for your appreciation of reading my chicken story (: i always go to the farm and go to look and...
    Keelie Keelie 66-70, F Jul 13, 2009

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    The first one is mc nugget second one is

    sharkeisha and the third is peepachu
    GIRLYGIRL894 GIRLYGIRL894 26-30, F 1 Response May 24

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    Araucannas

    I am raising rumpless Araucannas this year... Hope to breed some next year and incubate them.  If you are friends, check out my pics.  Rumpless and lay blue eggs.  Got my birds from one of the top breeders in the US.  Hatched some birds from someone else and...
    MISTRESSROXY MISTRESSROXY 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 12, 2009

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    I wanna name this new chicken my mom got

    Kuakaputtle. It's grey & black and super small.
    TurtleKatlynn TurtleKatlynn 16-17, F 1 Response May 13

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    Related Experiences

    A few months ago I was in Melbourne and saw a PETA protest. One of the things they had was a small cage crowded with 4 chickens. Having a bit of knowledge of chickens I was...
    stormglass stormglass 46-50, M 1 Response a week ago

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    Useless Facts Just think how you can amaze your friends with knowledge of the inane! Rubber bands last longer when refrigerated. Peanuts are one of the ingredients of dynamite...
    mother1983 mother1983 26-30, F 3 Responses Aug 6

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    Freeholds are usually within the countryside – and that’s the place most pub closures have come from in the previous couple of many years."the meal also comes along...
    Alexander714b4xm8 Alexander714b4xm8 31-35, M 1 Response 16 hrs ago

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    Wal-Mart Vs Heaven I consider Wal-Mart to be God's gift to shoppers. Here are the similarities I have noticed between the kingdom of Heaven and the Kingdom of Everyday Low Prices...
    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    Society is run by rabid chickens. We suffer because rabid chickens gained power. Wars start because of them. And tired retards copy them. Which creates more crimes...
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M 1 Response Jul 28

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    It’s critical that both you and your relatives develop into accustomed to the stuff you are storing. You have to know how to organize these foods. This isn't one thing you...
    Alexander815d4bq9 Alexander815d4bq9 31-35, M 1 Response 15 hrs ago

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    When people decide to remodel their homes, they only do so after much consideration, planning, and budgeting. In big remodels, there are doorways, windows, carpets, kitchen...
    yiludaeh yiludaeh 31-35, F Jul 31

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    This pleased home is ready to accommodate families or couples as of June 15, 2013. Area Get in touch with particular person life just across the Avenue and will solution some other...
    Devon1739q Devon1739q 31-35, M 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    To be honest I grew up having pets so I don't exactly know what life is like without pets... But I know i will always have a pet/pets all my life - especially dogs! I love the...
    MilweePetite MilweePetite 18-21, F Aug 3

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    I know it was stupid given my situation but I had real hope that today would be a good day, for most part I guess you would say it was. However things feel apart very quickly. I...
    Lightandshadows Lightandshadows 31-35, M Aug 9

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    Q: Which day of the week do chickens hate most? A: Fry-day!
    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M 2 Responses Jul 22

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    I would like to visit Brazil, St. Thomas, Hawaii, and a couple countries in Southern Asia. The only country I have been to outside of the U.S is Jamaica. I learned a lot about...
    guideme2truth guideme2truth 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 11

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    Quick personal note, (experience to follow): So I finally decided it was time to come out to my boyfriend as a member of the shirtless community on EP. I wasn't sure how he'd react...
    Stickboy1984 Stickboy1984 26-30, M 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    "the pettyjean" her tender thoughts meant to ease my mind only obscured what was already hard to see but her kindness was not lost on me an angel of the mercy she held back the...
    mudmen mudmen 46-50 Jul 21

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    My pets are definitely my kids I loved pets since I was a kid. I have a cat name Paikea and a rabbit name Thumper. Before I had them, I also had a kitten, three hamsters, two Beta...
    twilighteen twilighteen 18-21, F Jul 23

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    Actually I love petting anyone's hair. I don't have many friends who are girls, but I love petting my husband's hair and even one of his best friend's hair. His best friend likes...
    SilverXJzargo SilverXJzargo 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    I love pets more than people I live around, pets are never selfish, never betray, their needs are so basic and I do never feel lazy about being generous with them, I give them more...
    zolito zolito 31-35, M Jul 30

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    My pets are my life and they represent everything I value and protect. My love and commitment to my pets is parallel to every natural and moral principle that endows me with...
    Tannasheart Tannasheart 46-50, F 4 Responses Aug 6

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    I have made a petition. This petition is to change the sizes and shapes of mannequins to fit all body types, and to stop forcing people to believe they must change themselves to be...
    EvilAngel16 EvilAngel16 13-15, M Aug 10

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    Kinder, Kurche. Kuche (Children, Church, Kitchen) Part Three - Chapter One Hundred Sixty-Seven Rather than spend the night back at home or in Pittsburgh (a long drive back in...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F Jul 25

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    I want to be someone pet, I'm young yes but it's my dream I want to be kept as a pet and never realised really, I want an owner preferably female or tranny can be male though to...
    giantsword18 giantsword18 13-15, M Jul 27

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    The Moscow Zoo was Launched in 1864 by a gaggle of professor-biologists through the Moscow Condition College. In 1919, the zoo was nationalized. In 1922, the possession was...
    Temple2516ja Temple2516ja 31-35, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I love my pet rats! My one rat peanut has leg degeneration though where his back legs no longer work! It's sad and frustrating as I have to bathe him pretty much daily. I recently...
    Dayzdreamer Dayzdreamer 26-30, F 5 days ago

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