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I Raise Chickens

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    Mori75 Mori75 36-40, F 2 Responses Jul 9

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    Love my hens! Especially my pink

    and green eggs from my Easter eggers!
    chickengirl14 chickengirl14 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 27

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    Roosters

    What does it mean when my rooster makes a humming almost high pitched purring noise??
    jaylo1125 jaylo1125 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 15, 2009

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    My Girls

    So, I decided this spring to get some hens. Who wouldn't want fresh eggs in their backyard with relatively no effort? So I began building a 10'x10' pen just inside the wood line of my backyard. My initial plan included building an adjoining coop for the birds but I think have...
    next30years next30years 36-40, M 4 Responses Jun 29, 2013

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    Relentless Predator

    Our modest chicken population keeps taking hits from a dedicated foe that visits every night. Every now and then, it gets lucky and gets into the hen house before we shut the door to the hen house, which is really a barn area usually reserved for a fancy sports car...now covered...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 14, 2013

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    Love For Pure Breeds

    I've been raising chickens for around ten years now. Up until now only using broody bantam hens, but this year I bought an incubator and brooder. I have two dozen lavender Araucana eggs in it hatching at the moment. I have owned a range of crossbreeds and pure breeds over the...
    Handed Handed 41-45, F Sep 5, 2012

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    4 Birds In the Backyard, & 31 Eggs In the Incubator!

    I love raising chickens!  They are my favorite pet by far!  I love how they follow me around and eat treats from my hand.  And they make the silliest sounds.  Best of all, they keep the squirrels away!  I can't wait to see what they think of the snow this...
    sugnim sugnim 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 23, 2008

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    HEN

    i have a chicken that is a female. she has spurs like a rooster. is that normal?? should i cut them or file them or something?? she doesn't fight or anything. definately female because she lays eggs.
    jaylo1125 jaylo1125 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 17, 2009

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    Barnyard Buddies

    I miss having chickens roaming my yard. I used to have a flock of approx. 20 chickens & 4 geese at my place in Washington.  I'd let them out to forage in the morning & secure them in their coop at night. There's something calming about having chickens roaming...
    zillaron zillaron 51-55, M 4 Responses Jul 13, 2009

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    Love Those Fresh Eggs and the Reliable Alarm Clock.

     I'm not sure how long I've raised chickens.  I was trying to figure this out a couple of days ago when my oldest rooster died.  I was planning on hatching out a batch of eggs this spring, but waiting for warmer weather, but this tragic event sped things up.  ...
    gdrtx gdrtx 36-40, M 2 Responses Feb 13, 2009

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    Green Eggs and Ham

    I never raised the ham (oink, oink) but I used to raise Americauna chickens. Their eggs are in lovely colors ranging form olive green to turquoise blue. They were so lovely. I enjoyed my chickens a lot. I wish I had room for chickens now. Hello to all you chicken raisers out...
    bleedingheartconservative bleedingheartconservative 51-55, F 4 Responses Jun 26, 2008

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    Eggstra Fun!

    I just love our chickens, and fresh eggs are the best! We have six Speckled Sussex, five hens and a rooster. We've had the hens for a year, but we just got the little rooster yesterday. He's only eight weeks old and too little for our hens, but he'll grow. He...
    Pidgie Pidgie 46-50, F 1 Response Jul 7, 2009

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    BlueTortoise BlueTortoise 66-70, F 1 Response Jun 9, 2014

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    Warning has cutting and possibly triggers/ Okay well in math I was doing my work while Anna was talking about how she felt sorry for this guy Richard who was cutting because he's...
    Darkprincess24 Darkprincess24 13-15, F 52 mins ago

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    I was raised being told that I was ugly and would never be loved by anyone because of it. Yeah. Gotta love family. I was extremely gullible and sheltered growing up. The words...
    SunshineMel SunshineMel 26-30, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    My dad worked so hard to provide for the five of us. my mom cooked and cleaned and made sure we were clean. both of them are Christian, they took is to church and raided us right...
    CreativeKitty CreativeKitty 18-21, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    A few weeks ago, my dad took his own life. I never thought I would lose one of the few people in my life that kept me going. My dad raised my siblings and I as a single father. It...
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    I am a gentleman, in the presence of a lady. I look men in the eye. I shake your hand. I keep my word, not some of the time, every time. Come near my home or family with ill...
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    I grew up with very strict discipline and I raised my daughter exactly the same way. I even help young girls to get better with strict discipline.
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    I am 41, single, and live with my mother. Did I scare you away yet? This is how I got here. From birth to age 5, my mom stayed home with me every day while my dad was at work. She...
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    I hate my body, face, skin. I have trouble keeping my room clean. I have this problem where I'm always BORED out of my mind. Taking steps for my body and skin.....exercise and no...
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    Hi I'm Sarah, a mom of 2 children, a boy 9 and a girl 12 who are both spanked for discipline reasons. When they misbehave, break set rules, have poor attitudes, have been warned...
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    The Mexican maid asked for a pay increase. The wife was very upset about this and decided to talk to her about the raise. She asked: "Now Maria, why do you want a pay increase...
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    Last month, we had to put down our Siberian husky. He was nine and had canine lymphoma. He was gone so quickly. He lasted just ten days from a confirmed diagnosis until his death...
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    I want to help lesbians get pregnant so they can raise children with other women.
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    My dad raised me & I remember us always begging him to let us see her. In fact when I finally got to see her I remember I was 8 & I wouldn't stop crying at the end of the day...
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    I do not like the word hate because I practice love daily and do not have room for hate in my body and mind; however, I do not like my mother. I do not like using the word mother...
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    On the Richard Dawkins scale, I identify as a 6, a De-facto Atheist. Even though I live my life without a belief in any god or deities or anything, I still feel that I don't have...
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    Let me be very specific. I hate and want nothing to do with my father and mother or any of their children except for my younger sister or my mother's family whom I never met. I...
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    Can say that it was my grandma and grandpa who raised me or I spent the most of the time with them instead of my busy parents. Just got a call from Germany that my grandma is...
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    This is a time in my life where the expenses are far more than the income I am getting. My wages have been delayed by 4 days due to some kind of banking issue. I have such big...
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    I'm just laying here in the dark... Wondering how at the age of 34 I let this happen to me.. AGAIN!!! I'm pregnant and have been abandoned and left to deal with everything alone. I...
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    I was raised as a Christian but I would like to know a little bit more about satan before I sell my soul, could someone please answer my questions? Message me.
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    I have no idea but I'll guess. I never had a dad. I have five sisters. Zero brothers. I was raised by my mother until she went to prison then I was taken in by my aunt. I bounced...
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    I've got to say becoming vegan has been on of the most rewarding things I have ever done in my life. Partly, because the transition was not exactly the smoothest road out there...
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    "Rippin' my heart was so easy, so easy, Launch your assault now, take it easy. Raise your weapon, raise your weapon, one word and it's over. Rippin' through like a missile...
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    I am surprised that there is no groups related to silk making or even raising moths in general. Way to make me feel like a weirdo EP. :p
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    And that made going to a liberal university that much harder. Especially when the community is tight-knit, you can't find outsiders as easily as in big mormon communities.
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    I was raised on a farm with my brother and sister. Our parents were very fundamental in their religion and believed that family nudity was the biblical way to live, per Adam and...
    goodbnbad goodbnbad 41-45, F 5 Responses Jul 23

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    I'm sitting in this restaurant with my mom and a few of her female friends (all mothers), the males are all whipped. One kid is a complete embarrassment taking up two chairs...
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