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I Raise Chickens

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 57 People

    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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    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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    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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    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...
    RLB2 RLB2 41-45, M 2 Responses May 14, 2013

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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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    BlueTortoise BlueTortoise 61-65, F 1 Response Jun 9

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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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    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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    I Hate Racoons

    We were just living in the city so we only had three (we have had more before we lived in the city) and now we moved into more of the country (not really the country though) and we hadn't gotten our chickens from the old house. Today we came to our old house to get some stuff and...
    404error 404error 13-15, F 2 Responses Sep 13, 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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    I had chickens when I was about 10 years old. Then about 5 years ago my brother hatched me three in his incubator. I raised them from 5 days old. They follow me around and like to...
    hh4evry1 hh4evry1 36-40, M Sep 6

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    I want some pet chickens. I miss having pet chickens.
    ThePinkP0werRanger ThePinkP0werRanger 26-30, F 5 days ago

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    I was raised by my from the time I was 10 and I'm 16 and still being raised by her
    wisdomgirl wisdomgirl 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 23

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    My parents got involved in this movement when I was a baby. They interpreted it to actively (almost obsessively) pursuing holiness, especially with the mortification of our bodies...
    Mstroig Mstroig 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 5

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    Everyone meet Frankie...he is 5 years old today:) he has been with me for his whole life:)
    CountryBabs321 CountryBabs321 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 11

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    When I was born, my parents were too busy for me. They were never home and I lived with a nanny who was more interested in Soap Operas than in the child in her care. One of my...
    msharleenquinzel msharleenquinzel 18-21, F 5 Responses Sep 16

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    My mom has Chronic Lyme Disease.
    SpainPortugal SpainPortugal 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 20

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    There is nothing more honorable than raising the next generation.
    lifelifeishard lifelifeishard 46-50, M Sep 21

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    I respect mums out there who sacrifice their job for their kids , is not an easy job to do , there actually lots to handle and also the times when mum is home alone , is also not...
    KoalaLuis KoalaLuis 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 22

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    My mother had been ostracized from her family and put out on the streets to fend for herself at 16 years old when she 4 months pregnant with me.She began having sex with men for...
    killerdaddy killerdaddy 41-45, M Sep 22

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    My mom is the only one in my family that can do that and trust me there's a lot of kids in my family . Guess how many ?
    theamittyaffloction theamittyaffloction 13-15, F Sep 23

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    I believe in looking for the good in every situation. The cup is half full kind of thinking. But the truth is, I was upset. I have only received a quarter an hour raise in the...
    akindheart akindheart 56-60, F 8 hrs ago

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    “If you hang out with chickens, you're going to cluck and if you hang out with eagles, you're going to fly.”
    marmelade marmelade 51-55, F 2 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    These Chickens Want Books A pair of chickens walk up to the circulation desk at a public library and say, 'Buk Buk BUK.' The librarian decides that the chickens desire three...
    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M 2 Responses Sep 14

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MUTcwqR4Q4Y WHAT A SAD STORY.READ IT.A MAN WHO WAS BORN A BOY BUT RAISED AS A GIRL CAUSE HIS PENIS WAS BURNED OFF.HE COMITTED SUICIDE ON MAY 4TH 2...
    Mihael122 Mihael122 18-21, T 9 hrs ago

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    Four district facilities in Majuro, Ebeye, Jaluit, and Wotje give neighborhood govt. Every single district elects a council and mayor and may appoint area officials. The district...
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    Head for the Atlantic Coastline for big skies, major seas and glorious sunsets with palm trees swaying against white sandy beaches.  You can be at sea for 9 times concerning...
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    I've been writing this, please don't steal it :( but tell me what you think! :D I have bad grammar too. ===== I was an only child until October 19, 2000 then my mom had twins...
    Riukkuyo Riukkuyo 18-21, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    The place was a Beach front entrance villa which, possessing finished "above water" Formerly, I think was extra baby- friendly as the youngsters could stand up in the morning and...
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    A minister decided that a visual demonstration would add emphasis to his Sunday sermon. Four worms were placed into four separate jars. The first worm was put into a container of...
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    If you're a teen girl and you're nice and kind, you have about five circle requests from pedos everyday. ******* sonofbitches. (Yes, I am insulting their mothers. They obviously...
    DarkLoser DarkLoser 13-15, F 20 hrs ago

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    He went in a couple days after my 8th birthday. The charges were aggravated battery and criminal trespassing. He was given a max of 15 years. When he was arrested he had a 1 year...
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    I've never been keen on relationships. Growing up in a house full of women being raised by a single mom just about did me. As I got older I couldn't see myself giving some one my...
    ConfusedTeenGirl ConfusedTeenGirl 18-21, F 16 hrs ago

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    So. . . I am puzzled not sure where to begin with the reality I am currently living, so I will start with facts, I am currently 20 years old, I recently earned an Associates Degree...
    RAnonymous7 RAnonymous7 18-21, F 1 Response 15 hrs ago

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    I am a dead beat dad, my username says it right there. Sure, my child support is paid every month. But I have alienated my son from my life. He is 9 now. It has been over a year...
    Deadbeatfather Deadbeatfather 31-35, M 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    My boyfriend tells me he doesn't like northern blacks, because of the sterotype that they all in gangs, they don't get married, and have no respect. And the list goes on. I have...
    Charmink Charmink 18-21, F 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    Nextag can make reasonable attempts to take care of the precision of product and pricing information and facts shown on our web page, and we do not assure that any info is proper...
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    I was raised Catholic. I once lifted a portrait of Jesus to a stray cat and asked him "Do you know who this is?" I honestly expected an answer, or at least a reaction. But the cat...
    kalila37 kalila37 18-21, F 7 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    It was one of the most embarrassing moments of my life it happened my junior year of high school I was at school and I absolutely hate using public restrooms so whenever I have to...
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    If I am completely 1000% honest then I am highly prejudiced against the following: Black Male US Citizens: though females are fine since my mother is one. Males procreate faster...
    AlphahatesOmega AlphahatesOmega 18-21, M 9 hrs ago

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    Yes, I am a Robot. --- You are 100% Rational, 0% Extroverted, 14% Brutal, and 14% Arrogant. Robot You are the Robot! You are characterized by your rationality. In fact, this is...
    outsidewitness outsidewitness 31-35, M 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    About 5 years ago, I became very ill. I was down the outdoor mall locally; I'd been shopping. I went to walk home, when suddenly my legs and feet seemed to seize up! I freaked...
    nahatsu nahatsu 70+, F 7 hrs ago

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    I raised my child who is now 20 on my own. Her father left me when he found out I was pregnant and has come around a handful of times since. But that's ok. The time I have had...
    amnj amnj 41-45, F 2 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    Love Jones made me raise my standards
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 18-21, F 6 hrs ago

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    I love the idea of polygyny and all of the blessings that come with it. I want a sisterwife to be my best friend. Keep house, raise children, and enjoy each others company. I know...
    jessie0494 jessie0494 26-30, F 11 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    I was mentally abused, not physically. My life is controlled and thanks to that problem, I can't fit in with society. I try to do "normal things" but I can't do it because I get...
    BlackBloodDemon BlackBloodDemon 13-15, M 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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