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I Raise Chickens

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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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    BlueTortoise BlueTortoise 61-65, F 1 Response Jun 9

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    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 can raise my right eyebrow. It's kind of fun because it emphasizes my "Dude. Really?" Face. However, I can't raise my left by itself.
    ZydecoVivo ZydecoVivo 16-17, F Aug 21

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    I have raised my kids to be young ladies and gentlemen. First I lay down the law and lay it down hard. I didn't want my kid waking up at 11 am so I set their alarm on the weekend...
    Shaylapieblue Shaylapieblue 26-30, F Aug 24

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    Who smokes around a chicken anyway??!
    foreverby foreverby 16-17, F Aug 18

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    I dream and think of this all the time. Why can't i find a good woman? What am I doing wrong :(
    EBestest EBestest 18-21, M 3 Responses Aug 25

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    I keep dreaming like that, problem is you need money in this world.
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    I never got to see my mother, so did all my sisters, and my father had a hard time with the three of us, and made us independent. When I was 5, my eldest sister was already an...
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    I am from Alberta Canada and I am a proud Canadian:) Canada is the better hockey team, we invented hockey:D CFL is also better but I cheer for the Saskatchewan Roughriders in the...
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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 6 days ago

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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 2 Responses 1 day 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...
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    An interesting true tale that illustrates what our children learn and how they may model their marriages on ours if we raise them in a dysfunctional marriage. While this describes...
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    My dream is small. I don't want to change the world with my dream. I don't want to be famous. Heck, I want absolutely no recognition what so ever. My dream is a simple one. I want...
    Discomfited Discomfited 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 20

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    I've decided to go back to a simpler lifestyle by raising my own non-polluted food and reducing my dependence on store bought goods. I started an organic garden several years ago...
    Herefor1 Herefor1 56-60, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Farmer John once lived on a quiet rural highway but as time went by, the traffic slowly built up and eventually got so heavy and so fast that his free range chickens were being run...
    Rusham Rusham 66-70, M 7 Responses Aug 26

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    Well after a week away on hols with my girls <3 i'm back on the farm and don't I know it?! We had a delivery of ten goats just before I went off and so now the daily routine...
    xemmaammex xemmaammex 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 30

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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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    Sail within a wood dhoni (standard Maldivian boat) over the lagoon towards the island. There, luxuriate in a single of seven thatched spa pavilions which are positioned above the...
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    Walkie stackers & walkie achieve stackers for sale and employ, Walkie stackers are enormously flexible and can be utilized in a number of purposes. stackers can raise as much as...
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    Our God is always here to help us and by calling to Him for assistance He is able to do that anytime. At some point in our lives, we are likely to find ourselves asking for help...
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    Yea I was raised in the 90's I started playing Pokemon before they had shinies Id watch nickelodeon wishing they would slime me Please give me a time machine and kindly rewind me!
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    Why did the scarecrow get a raise?Because he was outstanding in his field.
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    I can't stop thinking about this story about a mother who went out of her way to save her son's life. He needed a kidney transplant and she didn't have enough money to pay for it...
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    My uncle passed away a couple of days ago. I visited his home yesterday as the family was making funeral preperations. I noticed my uncle standing at his bedroom door. I...
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    My mother is a narcissist. My dad is her faithful enabler. They have been married for 52 years and to this day he does what she says. My mother was never home growing up. When...
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    Shows up at my house this morning when he's supposed to be at work. He knows I'm pretty much sick of this. Doesn't want to lose me, Blah blah blah... I ask him to leave and the...
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    So, yesterday my youngest son and I visited my Mom and Sister and my nieces. I don't visit often because when I do, it ends up devolving into me getting criticized over the fact...
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    Born and raised in the Texas Panhandle. Wouldn't trade it for the world. They say if you don't like the weather stick around for 15 minutes, it will change. I've seen snow in June...
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