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I Raise Chickens

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    BlueTortoise BlueTortoise 61-65, F 1 Response Jun 9

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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 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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    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 9 hrs ago

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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.
    kamachulu kamachulu 22-25, M Aug 25

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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...
    ZADoubleMesser ZADoubleMesser 22-25, F Aug 27

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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...
    CountryBabs321 CountryBabs321 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 1

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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 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    My mom has Chronic Lyme Disease.
    SpainPortugal SpainPortugal 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    There is nothing more honorable than raising the next generation.
    lifelifeishard lifelifeishard 46-50, M 18 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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    I'm having a very difficult time with my MIL. Mind you she is 75 and we are living with her for the time being. She drives me nuts and it almost seems as if she does it purposely...
    determinedwife determinedwife 18-21, F 3 Responses 38 mins ago

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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 Sep 11

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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...
    Keniaga838 Keniaga838 31-35, M 1 Response 2 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...
    Keniaga838 Keniaga838 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 12

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    If you don't obtain an ATOL Certificate then the reserving will not be ATOL protected. Should you do obtain an ATOL Certification but all the parts of your trip are usually not...
    Augustina97sy Augustina97sy 31-35, M 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    For many females, trapped wind is normally caused by water retention that occurs in the course of the PMS cycle. Hormones get confused, fluctuating and all kinds of disruption in...
    edr567 edr567 26-30, M 7 hrs ago

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    Your indicator-up was productive! We are going to send out you the most recent news about our 50 percent-rate deals. You'll be able to usually deal with your subscriptions by...
    Willy52yt Willy52yt 31-35, M 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    So this past Sunday I watched this gentleman perform a dance while painting. He was Cuban and had lots of Cuban music playing along with poetry and other meaningful things playing...
    mzwhat mzwhat 26-30, F 3 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    Iam Jocinter i finished my secondary school last year with grade of c plain but my parents are not able to raise my college fee so i need a sponsor who can help me achieve my...
    jocinter jocinter 18-21, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    Actually I wasn't but that lie was told online by Missing Child agencies for a decade. In truth I left the United States with my mother and her husband as a baby and was domeciled...
    AlphahatesOmega AlphahatesOmega 18-21, M 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    As a person who is absolutely proud of being able to deal with difficult or unpleasant people with grace, I have hit the wall with dealing with my mother in law. Here is a woman...
    Xiramat Xiramat 26-30, F 3 hrs ago

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    I don't get them but, I think it's abuse to spank your kids You don't deserve kids if your going to beat them. There are better parents out there to raise kids than ones that spank...
    Forders2 Forders2 13-15, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    I am being bullied at work . The woman that's bullying me is someone I don't even know nor do I socialize with . She drags around some man who is completely infatuated with her and...
    Justheretotalk40 Justheretotalk40 36-40, F 2 hrs ago

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    I am Scottish by heritage but sadly was not raised in that environment. I kind of wonder what I may have missed being brought up in an bland environment with no real traditions no...
    bjcf1102 bjcf1102 66-70, M 36 mins ago

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    I will not think these critical unexpected emergency food items provides should be in the hands of The federal government, saved in certain mystery warehouse only to be introduced...
    William162d6ol9 William162d6ol9 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 23

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    I know, who cares, right. Only thing is, that's me above and  I got asked out by a man.  Online, yes.  I'm scared out of my ******* mind. I've only been with one man...
    SubsonicLurker SubsonicLurker 36-40 Aug 27

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    I found part if a beak in my chicken McNugget. Who says they don't use real chickens in their product?!? Da da da da daaaaa I'm loving it!
    biggunsatx biggunsatx 36-40, M 2 Responses Aug 28

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    Finally, delight in this 8-moment video. It sums up what we know about this little but fascinating World:In so many ways The Arctic is overpowering.  It is just huge in scale, and...
    Dirkhxm2260 Dirkhxm2260 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 29

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    I have alektorophobia, which if you don't know is an irrational fear of live chickens. They freak me out!!! What's your phobia? I'm bored haha
    jeyy90 jeyy90 18-21, F 10 Responses Aug 30

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    Hi there, my identify is Steve, and IR17;m an explorer. IR17;m currently a senior within the Graphic Design system at Ferris State University, And that i will probably be...
    Hiltonhn53 Hiltonhn53 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 2

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    and that makes me feel pretty dang good.. now off to do laundry then go feed the cows, horses and let the dog chase after wild chickens. (yea, I am a hick)
    HeFeedee HeFeedee 46-50, M Sep 2

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