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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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    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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    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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    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 66-70, F 1 Response Jun 9, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I have always wanted compliments and affection more than your average person. I think this stems from growing up in a family with parents who always argued and split up when I was...
    KnightMoves KnightMoves 46-50, M 1 hr ago

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    name is will I am 22 my story begins with my boss firing me I got the paycheck the next day I was unsure what to do with it I saw the news about Russian war crimes in Ukraine I...
    donbassbulldog14 donbassbulldog14 22-25, M 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    "Don't we all?" was the first thought that came to me when i read this. This idea of looking perfect is a nuisance! People are so judgmental of anyone's flaws. Thus, to look...
    pusongpalaboy pusongpalaboy 31-35, M 2 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    Another good experience on a bus. Coming home from a field trip I was sitting next to my girlfriend and she had worn a shorter shirt that showed her belly button when she raised...
    Jonathansuperior Jonathansuperior 22-25 3 hrs ago

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    She has done so much damage to me to the point where I can't even forgive her. She abuses me mentally, emotionally, and even sometimes physically. When my siblings do bad things...
    KayKay90210 KayKay90210 16-17, F 4 hrs ago

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    I am the daughter of seventh day Adventist evangelists. I have been in more churches then I care to think about. I also feel I carry resentment for being in the position I was put...
    Wzv63w Wzv63w 26-30, F 6 hrs ago

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    I never got to have the normal experiences of youth that most have (because my mom raised me very religiously and expected me to do too much for her) so I don't want to be a "grown...
    allshadesofgrey allshadesofgrey 36-40, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    My life isn't very conducive to making friends for so many reasons. I think though, that much of it has to do with my upbringing. I was raised only by my mom, and she took me out...
    allshadesofgrey allshadesofgrey 36-40, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    do you have a place in your nightmares you usually end up? for me it's my grandparent's house. the place I was raised until I was eight years old and the place where my grandfather...
    ZenaMarie ZenaMarie 22-25, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    I would love to raise calves and kill them after a month for their buttery soft calfskin. Calfskin is the best leather in my opinion.
    guptavish guptavish 31-35 7 hrs ago

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    I have two beautiful little girls with a man who I have been with for five years. When we met he had had a stable job for a few years and one for almost a decade before that. Now...
    stormcloudsinmyhead stormcloudsinmyhead 36-40, F 11 hrs ago

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    This week I took part in a humiliating public charity fundraiser that involved getting REALLY dirty. Basically, I was sponsored to sit in a bath full of a 50/50 blend of topsoil...
    KatyisCool KatyisCool 22-25, F 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    I hate it when I'm set to run the yellow light and the car in front of me chickens out. -.-
    ThighMegaTampon ThighMegaTampon 18-21, F 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    Hello, Originally from P.R but raised in Oregon , South Cal most of my life but live now in AZ. Would love to meet a man between 35-50 who lives near me or Oregon whos willing to...
    Borinquen Borinquen 41-45, F 18 hrs ago

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    I was born, raised, educated, and work in America.
    amberbethcoed amberbethcoed 22-25, F 3 Responses 18 hrs ago

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    I have this friend who I know is neglected. By the time I found out, she was 16, almost 17, so I figured she could make her own choices and figure it out for herself. I hated it...
    FayetheBrilliant FayetheBrilliant 16-17, F 19 hrs ago

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    I think I'm just gonna pop some earphones in, close my eyes, raise the volume, and drown. In the music, of course.
    xcrownlessx xcrownlessx 16-17, F 1 Response 20 hrs ago

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    I love being a free spirit. I was raised this way by my parents. I am open to most issues affecting my life. However, I am closed minded on a few areas of my life too. There...
    amberbethcoed amberbethcoed 22-25, F 1 Response 21 hrs ago

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    I do believe in God. I was raised baptist, went to Owana and Gems and all sorts of gatherings on and off (farm life keeps you busy but close to God too!!!!) until freshman year of...
    kiesterdee6 kiesterdee6 22-25, F 1 Response 21 hrs ago

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    I would love to open a restaurant for all you meat lovers. I would have piglets on firewood spits turned by hand so they're perfectly cooked, large pieces of beef on the bone...
    guptavish guptavish 31-35 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    As children, my sister and I never did much schoolwork; but when the summer holidays arrived it was like magic. Where I grew up the summers were incredible. Never too hot, being on...
    TheWildling TheWildling 22-25, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Okay, so those of you who have read my profile and stuff know my kinks, ..............but since I had to retire early life has been ups and downs with depression, boredom, etc. I...
    mslade mslade 61-65, M 2 days ago

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    My daughter signed them over march 27 she does not call any more. Beautiful children that I am raising.
    wolfeeegirl wolfeeegirl 41-45, F 3 days ago

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    I want to! But i know that i won't be able to stop eating chickens, steaks, ham,... i know that it's bad but it's stronger than me!
    SW59 SW59 22-25, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    There is seriously no cure for stupid... This is our first year raising chickens and my kids have loved every minute of it. We live in a small area with very few homes, farm land...
    HotMessExpress101 HotMessExpress101 31-35, F 19 Responses 3 days ago

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    The dearth of Mixing could, in some instances, make the transition in between shallow coastal drinking water and deep ocean seem unnatural. Lastly, the data never absolutely...
    Michael1852iii0 Michael1852iii0 31-35, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    The opportunity to produce a digital picture that provides great detail in darker locations without the need of R20;washing outR21; brighter locations, like glaciers, snow...
    William4174oom1 William4174oom1 31-35, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    A chance to make a electronic impression that gives wonderful depth in darker areas with out R20;washing outR21; brighter regions, like glaciers, snow-covered areas, and deserts is...
    Matthew5296vvv4 Matthew5296vvv4 31-35, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    A chance to create a electronic graphic that gives good depth in darker areas with no R20;washing outR21; brighter areas, like glaciers, snow-coated locations, and deserts is among...
    William4174qpo2 William4174qpo2 31-35, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    The shortage of blending may, occasionally, make the changeover amongst shallow coastal drinking water and deep ocean seem unnatural. Lastly, the data never wholly distinguish...
    Anthony4184ppo2 Anthony4184ppo2 31-35, M 1 Response 4 days ago