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I Raise Chickens

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 13, 2012

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

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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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    Related Experiences

    I have plans to marry and settle down in life but my current pay scale isn't enough to support a married life. I will have to wait until November to find out how much raise I'll...
    LazyPrince LazyPrince 26-30, M 7 hrs ago

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    Yes i wish my father raised me and my sisters differently. I dont know how to complain to dad or even laugh with him or share any emotions ,thats how he raised us. Now dad has...
    saudifemale saudifemale 22-25, F May 7

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    I don't think you've lived until you have raised an adopted child. People have said such hurtful things like "do you think they will go back home to their real mum one day?" and...
    RobertaSunset RobertaSunset 36-40, F 2 Responses May 2

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    I was raised by my grandmother from the age of 3 months.
    sincerelynikki sincerelynikki 31-35, F 5 days ago

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    I was raised a Mormon. It makes me feel like just showing my shoulders is a sin. That just wearing short shorts in unforgivable. Did you know that we get kicked out of dances if we...
    vicecreama vicecreama 13-15, F 3 days ago

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    My husbands friend Joe came by with his 6 yr old niece just to get some tools. I assume he leave her at home. He doesn't Dicipline her shes screetcy, whinny, and annoying. She gets...
    aradia11 aradia11 51-55, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    It works my kids are really wellbehaved and well mannered! Teaching your kid right from wrong is essential but don't judge me cause I don't spank. I simply don't believe in...
    cheekyhannah36 cheekyhannah36 36-40, F 1 Response 15 hrs ago

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    I absolutely love my nieces and nephews. I was the youngest of four siblings so not surprisingly I was an aunt at 7 and again at 17. Relationships with my nephews were playful...
    Tannasheart Tannasheart 51-55, F 3 Responses May 10

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    I grew up in catholic school though none of my family were practicing Catholics themselves. I grew up with a lot of pressure to be the "good" one. Until I was a teenager, I felt...
    onebrokegirl onebrokegirl 18-21, F 1 Response May 15

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    I believe in having good manners, respecting my elders, and helping others when I can.
    Ladyinlove1 Ladyinlove1 36-40, F 5 Responses May 15

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    hi. let me tell you my story. i was born to unmarried parents. my mom tells me they couldnt stay together because they always fought. from the time i was born i have lived with my...
    anonyxmous anonyxmous 18-21, F May 16

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    I can do this by shifting my thoughts, and talking myself up the vibrational scale a lot better than I used to. Trying to connect with self still is one of the most challenging...
    TheRightFitforLife TheRightFitforLife 46-50, F 1 Response May 16

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    My dad was an alcoholic and my dad and my mom use to fight a lot about money and his problem with alcohol. I would start to cry whenever they fought. I remember one day my...
    PandaGirl28X PandaGirl28X 13-15 a week ago

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    Is this really experience worthy though? Who wasn't?
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 18-21, F a week ago

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    I thought it was "old fashioned" at that time, but today I really appreciate that I learned "old school" values. Those values have done my a lot of good.
    LauChar LauChar 46-50, M 2 days ago

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    my family is ****** up. my father married my half sister (so my father was my brother in law and my sister was my step mum). they had 3 kids. I got basically cast aside by everyone...
    lilhousewifey lilhousewifey 26-30, F 6 Responses 1 hr ago

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    Part Ii 11) Martin Luther King Jr.'s answer: I envision a world where all chickens will be free to cross roads without having their motives called into question. 12) Richard...
    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M 2 Responses May 7

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    My marriage is pretty young and my wife wants to be lead [quote: with a strong hand] by me. She wants me to be a strong husband who leads her and the kids, whom she can follow and...
    seekinghusband seekinghusband 46-50, M 5 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    Hey! My name is Kaylee and I'm a mommy of two! I never expected my life to be how it is now but I'm glad with how it ended up. In the summer of 2010 I met my boyfriend Oliver, we...
    KayleeWhyte KayleeWhyte 18-21, F 4 hrs ago

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    Saeed Abedini: Please continue to pray for the release of Pastor Saeed Abedini being held in Iran. And other's being held. It's the courage of Pastor Saeed and his devotion to...
    landisfreeman landisfreeman 51-55 4 hrs ago

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    1) Austin is my middle name 2) I love motorcycles, I buy fix and sell them 3) I work 3 jobs, I do my motorcycle stuff, I work on a ranch ridiculously early every morning, and I...
    AustinOsten AustinOsten 18-21, M 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    Should I seek medical help in any way for this? I have a birthmark that is somewhat worry some just by appearance. I have been researching birthmarks and I came across that they...
    abp62626 abp62626 16-17, M 3 hrs ago

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    After 35 years of marriage, a husband and wife came for counselling. When asked what the problem was, the wife went into a tirade listing every problem they had ever had in the...
    Rusham Rusham 66-70, M 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    Part III 21) Pat Buchanan's answer: To steal a job from a decent, hard-working American. 22) L.A.P.D.'s answer: Give me ten minutes with the chicken and I'll find out. 23) Bill...
    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M 4 Responses May 7

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    I dream of a better tomorrow where there will be no more war. I dream of a better tomorrow when there will be true peace. I dream of a better tomorrow when we can hope once again...
    NarutoShippudenFanGirl NarutoShippudenFanGirl 13-15, F May 8

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    When Tomorrow Comes Part Nine - Chapter Seventeen On Saturday - the next day and also the last day of my extended punishment - I woke up with the sun, coupled with the faint...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F May 11

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    I hove all sorts of pets cats , dogs , geese , chickens , ext....
    e4edt e4edt 26-30, F 4 Responses May 12

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    GMO and common sense in your food. We have been eating "Genetically modified food" since long before you or I were even in this country. The Maize the Aztecs ate was far...
    webbrowser webbrowser 22-25, M 7 Responses May 12

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    I knew this day will come I rarely post anything personal. But in times like this I might as well. Just received a very heart-breaking news from my Dad over the phone. My...
    zionmarket zionmarket 31-35, F May 13

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    nope! I never did! but I have eaten someone's siblings for sure ;) um...I've eaten a chickens sibling as well as a turkeys sibling..! does that make me bad...? oh I'm so sorry dear...
    slytheringuy slytheringuy 16-17, M 3 Responses May 16