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I Raise Chickens

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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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    I have 8 little chickens! (Two of them being quite big) two are red island browns Flo and Flora then there's Puff, Psycho, Elwood and Jake ( the blues brothers) and Velvet and...
    charlie4edwards charlie4edwards 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 2

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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 2 Responses Sep 23

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    I was raised with money, with staff at home, and with a silver cuttlery set in my mouth. I was also raised by my mom, one of the kindest people I've ever met. So, I guess I'm a mix...
    LittleStain LittleStain 18-21, F Oct 8

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    How in the blazes am I supposed to raise my kids now without an iPad?
    MrHeartaFire MrHeartaFire 31-35, M 1 Response Oct 11

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    How can I get supporters to help me raise money?
    CheeseBomb500 CheeseBomb500 16-17, M 1 Response Oct 12

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    Excuse me if this story is a little mixed up or hard to read. It's tricky to piece everything together in an orderly way, especially since I don't recall much of this from memory...
    lovelywarpedlemon lovelywarpedlemon 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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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 1 Response Sep 23

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    We all were, sociologically speaking
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    I'm not anymore, but it's not because i think the religion is bad or wrong. I just believe in my own thing; however, I strongly believe in a lot of the morals and ethics of the...
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    I was 25 when i gave birth to my only child. She's 21 now and on her own. I feel like a teenager. So much to do, see, experience. Its as if life started all over again. The...
    goodgirl010 goodgirl010 46-50, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    There was no shortage of discipline in our home, and his father was an alcoholic, so anger was always at the ready.
    tommiatkins tommiatkins 51-55, M 4 days ago

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    I done all the catholic things until I was about 15 until I'm all fairness to my parents they let me chose for myself what I wanted to believe in. I'm from Ireland and I live in...
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    I want to share a link for those who want to make a difference for the most misunderstood and abused breed of dog, The AMERICAN PIT BULL TERRIER-The American Pit Bull Terrier is...
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    I want to share a link for those who want to make a difference for the most misunderstood and abused breed of dog, The AMERICAN PIT BULL TERRIER-The American Pit Bull Terrier is...
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    I want to share a link for those who want to make a difference for the most misunderstood and abused breed of dog, The AMERICAN PIT BULL TERRIER-The American Pit Bull Terrier is...
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    I want to share a link for those who want to make a difference for the most misunderstood and abused breed of dog, The AMERICAN PIT BULL TERRIER-The American Pit Bull Terrier is...
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    I want to share a link for those who want to make a difference for the most misunderstood and abused breed of dog, The AMERICAN PIT BULL TERRIER-The American Pit Bull Terrier is...
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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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    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 Sep 27

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    1. My name is Chris. 2. I am 39 years old. 3. I do everything left handed except playing guitar. 4. I have Schizo Affective Disorder 5. I also have Asthma 6. I used to smoke...
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    The FRIDGE is, to many people, a mere household item: a large, box-like piece of technology, to which one pays no attention unless one requires perhaps to retrieve, from its chilly...
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    Retaining walls can help to generate usable Place by terracing sloping floor, variety eye-catching raised backyard garden beds and gives protection or boundaries.Arena Stone’s...
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    Therefore, people today going through these treatments really should talk to with their oncologist previous to taking vitamin C or other antioxidant dietary supplements, especially...
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    ok..... i have to admit... the chickens, the cat.... and the fact that he pulled the horse's front legs up to get any wrinkles out from underneath the girth AND cleaned up...
    SKiesterly SKiesterly 36-40, F Sep 20

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    I like my mom sometimes.... But god I can't even handle my "father" It's bad when I pray that they will get a divorce, He tells me that when I turn 16 he's forcing me to work on...
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 4 Responses Sep 20

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    This goes back about three years now, to the summer hols of 2011 when i invited some lads from school round to the farm while M&D were in work and my older brother Paul was out...
    xemmaammex xemmaammex 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 23

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    I've never had suicide thoughts but I an now my life just has too much in it I have all my classes at school including an extra one, I have graduation over my head and I also need...
    ahighschooler ahighschooler 13-15, F Sep 27

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    Good reason though... I was standing at the fence talking to my horse when I heard one of my chickens holler... looking up I see it on a full run scooting across the pasture...
    Traceavery Traceavery 61-65, M 8 Responses Sep 28

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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 5 Responses Oct 1

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    Well I do . A lot . To be honest 99% of my dreams are either weird or unpleasant , if not both . For example a few nights ago I dreamt that there's this festival where everyone...
    Psychedilc Psychedilc 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 3

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