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I Raise Chickens

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 61-65, F 1 Response Jun 9, 2014

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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 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 13, 2012

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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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    Exciting day! The boss gave me a raise this morning and the day off with pay! Must be doing something right! I am about to crack my face with this grin (lol) Happy, happy, happy!
    Shirleyyougest Shirleyyougest 46-50, F 5 days ago

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    They are so pretty, and understanding. Sounds weird, I know.. How could a chicken possibly be understanding? But our ones are. They had 9 when I arrived, but then one died, so they...
    betruetoyourself14 betruetoyourself14 13-15, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Snowing at the beach today!http://www.ocregister.com/articles/snow-652776-beach-huntington.html
    KemiKill KemiKill 36-40, F Mar 2

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    I so wish I could spend all my time at home with my daughter. but the bills have to be paid somehow and I hate the hoops welfare make me jump through so I just keep working. at...
    SarahSugdon SarahSugdon 41-45, F 4 days ago

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    Hi! My horse has recently been diagnosed with a severe case of thrush. For those of you who do not know what that is, it's a type of illness horses can get where their hooves rot...
    Almonkey123 Almonkey123 22-25, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    this means when adults are speaking the respectful thing is to stay quiet.
    sassygirl15 sassygirl15 13-15, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I got me my usual 2 mc chickens, stripes, medium fries (im tryna cut back) and 3 small cokes
    BigBrickHouse BigBrickHouse 18-21, F 4 hrs ago

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    Why did the chicken cross the road? KINDERGARTEN TEACHER: To get to the other side. PLATO: For the greater good. CAPT. JAMES T. KIRK: To boldly go where no chicken has gone before...
    stiltcourt stiltcourt 41-45, F 5 Responses 2 days ago

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    I live with my best friend and her aunt, her aunt is gone for two weeks then comes home on the weekend, so shes only here like three weekends out of the month. recently my best...
    gigglebuttt gigglebuttt 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    "Turn The Page" That's it Turn the page on the day, walk away 'cos there's sense in what I say I'm 45th generation Roman But I don't know 'em Or care when I'm spitting So...
    Juri0902 Juri0902 31-35, F 16 hrs ago

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    A lady applied for the position of a house maid. Asked why she left her last employment, she said: Sir, the wages were good, the living conditions were quite comfortable but it was...
    jugglar jugglar 26-30, M 15 hrs ago

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    I have been fighting with my boyfriend a lot up till now. At one point or another I didn't know if I made the right decision staying with him so long. I think I did after I thought...
    Vampireloveless Vampireloveless 18-21, F 15 hrs ago

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    Raised in Boston for 11 years, then Daddy gets a job in Michigan so now we live here. Needles to say we kinda stand out.
    LittlePrincess24 LittlePrincess24 18-21, F 13 hrs ago

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    1) I'm not a dumb blonde, but I'm sometimes a bit naive for my age. 2) I grew up in a small town. 3) I run for exercise. 4) I love to bake 5) I am owned by two wonderful cats. 6) I...
    teezey teezey 26-30, F 3 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    So What? Things happen in ones life by choice or not by choice. I use to be fit and very muscular because it was my choice and how I lived my life.Then I became sickly no real...
    AfanOfbigNaturals AfanOfbigNaturals 41-45, M 10 hrs ago

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    Whenever I get to the ocean (or an ocean), no matter where, and no matter what the weather, it just makes me smile. On sunny days, when I can walk along the beach in shorts and a t...
    SgtP3pp3r SgtP3pp3r 51-55, M 6 hrs ago

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    Regrets of The Dying by Bronnie Ware For many years I worked in palliative care. My patients were those who had gone home to die. Some incredibly special times were shared. I was...
    Hugmybear Hugmybear 46-50, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    I'm a Cali girl and I always will be. I was born and raised in California. I lived there until I was 12 and we moved to Louisiana and I HATE it. I miss the beaches and the...
    MissJoyBaby MissJoyBaby 22-25, F 6 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    “I was raised among books, making invisible friends in pages that seemed cast from dust and whose smell I carry on my hands to this day.” Carlos Ruiz Zafón, The Shadow Of The...
    lemonturtle lemonturtle 13-15, F 5 hrs ago

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    Mental illness is nothing to be ashamed of. So why is there so much stigma attached to them? Because if you're physically ill, you can usually see it somehow? It doesn't often...
    betruetoyourself14 betruetoyourself14 13-15, F 2 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    There are plenty of stereotypes we all get in existence. Some are okay and some are not okay. I will list what I have had to live with. I am a human being but I am not part of the...
    blankcheck4urhart blankcheck4urhart 36-40, F 3 hrs ago

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    every thing we feel has to be normal...or they will come diagnose us with something...disorders, sophisticated light word for insanity so better hide it..bury it...avoid it all...
    anotherclone anotherclone 26-30, M 2 hrs ago

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    I remember like a few weeks ago (I think it was on a Wednesday) school ended and I walked outside to wait for my Sister to get out. While waiting a guy friend of mine he came up to...
    Kumarie Kumarie 13-15, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    Born and raised in America, but I have parents from Nigeria
    coachaxel coachaxel 26-30, M 1 Response 55 mins ago

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    This is about a region really, the hour and a half drive that I make and made today, got me thinking, yes, this qualifies as an abandoned place, this old cool highway in the...
    severalanimals severalanimals 56-60, M 1 Response Mar 1

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    Lee Roy Troy - Ghost Chickens In The Sky
    arrowcreek82 arrowcreek82 31-35, M 2 Responses Mar 2

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    Its been over 2 yr now since my MM moved away. I don't get the chance to see my MM as much as most do although we text and video chat often...I still miss him. He sends random...
    waitingonfaith waitingonfaith 31-35 Mar 4

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    I knew a guy who caught chickens, who ran around all day like the dickens. it was just the job for a brainless yob, but the paycheque was mighty slim pickings. (Mar.5, 2015)
    paulie138 paulie138 66-70, M Mar 6

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    I hate it how people say your not considered a 90's baby if you where born in a certain year like 1990-1999 or something like that. I was born in 1999 and I'm more of a 90's baby...
    endmypainn endmypainn 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 18

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    Chuck Norris CAN count his chickens before they hatch
    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M 2 Responses Mar 20

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