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I Raise Chickens

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 57 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 66-70, F 1 Response Jun 9, 2014

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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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    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 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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    Related Experiences

    My parents used corporal punishment often while raising me all the way up until I was 18 and joined the military. I am 24 now and I realize that the way I was raised is detrimental...
    lc225 lc225 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 30

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    I can relate to being raised by a very strict Catholic mother. Since we were children, we were so straight laced. we would pray all of the time, and listen...like good obedient...
    darkstate23 darkstate23 22-25, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    I was affected by the way I was raised greatly. Because I was raised not of others, but by myself. It makes me very different. Instead of having guidance or influence, I had to do...
    DBXDBX DBXDBX 22-25, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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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 Mar 24

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    I have been born and raised into a Christian family and I was trained in their ways. I cant be a Christian like my family which makes me know I cant fit it. Christianity is my...
    Blindedsoul Blindedsoul 16-17 6 days ago

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    Like many mental health issues, eating disorders are simply not recognized as severe public health problems and carries a great stigma. But there is POWER in collective...
    MSWatUSC MSWatUSC 22-25, F 4 days ago

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    we all are affected by how we are raised!......That's the whole Point! :-) to quote a famous Chinese Proverb : "Give me a child until he is 10 years old,and he will follow...
    IFoundYourDiary IFoundYourDiary 46-50, F 1 day ago

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    I think I'm quite atypical compared to most young guys around my age. This is because of how I was raised - with discipline and expectations to be a decent human being and live a...
    Procrastin8 Procrastin8 22-25, M 3 Responses 1 day 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 Mar 27

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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 1 Response Mar 25

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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 Mar 26

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    this means when adults are speaking the respectful thing is to stay quiet.
    sassygirl15 sassygirl15 13-15, F 3 Responses Mar 28

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    Only my left one though, not my right 😑
    Procrastin8 Procrastin8 22-25, M 2 Responses Apr 1

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    for some reason I have david bowie's modern love in my head. of course I like the earlier less poppy stuff he did better. but I love pop and I remember a day when you turned on...
    trent74 trent74 36-40, M Apr 6

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    I quit I'm done trying to make friends it's a waste of time
    MrPoolofsouls MrPoolofsouls 36-40, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    i come from the land of shut up and do as you are told. never speak back. don't be loud. be seen not heard. because of this i tend to be a soft spoken person. i have tried to be a...
    varjakpaw varjakpaw 18-21, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    Most are. Few avoid that. But a car wreck failed to help. And seroquel failed to cure. Plus added problems.
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M 1 day ago

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    who isn't? the choice of how you will react is yours though. I grew up in a home that was unsettled. its was fun at times, but unsure when it would turn. mom and dad would fight...
    friendstrong friendstrong 41-45, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I feel as though through the hardships I faced everyday at home, gives me the disgusted feeling of never wanting to take the same route with a family of my own. It also has taught...
    liveurDream liveurDream 22-25, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    i am living proof that raising your kids in an obsessively Christian environment will not end the way you plan. they teach judgement. oh they're not a good person because they...
    CallmeHopelessNotRomantic CallmeHopelessNotRomantic 36-40, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    my father was a drunk and physically and verbally abusive to me. when i was 4 i was learning to count to 20 and kept confusing the number elevan with Levitz. i have told others...
    jdanyone jdanyone 41-45, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Years of emotional neglect = Borderline Personality Disorder (seeking to compensate for the lack of attention, creating unstable relationships and unwittingly destroying the...
    marinderso marinderso 26-30 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Growing up I was taught to never share ANYTHING about personal things of my family. Because of this I've never really been able to speak up or speak out about my life to anyone...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    I was just asked by a guy I started hanging out with "why are you so sensitive?" How am I supposed to answer that? I'm pretty sure I can blame my childhood for my sensitivity.
    ilovenickiminaj ilovenickiminaj 22-25, F 4 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    my dad always used to yell at me and always told me to be perfect. whenever someone yells at me now, I start to flinch and I my heart starts racing and I can't breathe cause of how...
    awayfromlife awayfromlife 13-15, F 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    I didnt feel.loved or.as if anyone.cared.for me. Now I have a hard.time.on being proud of myself and trsuting people.
    energymustmove energymustmove 18-21, F 2 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    Do you ever get one of those weeks you wonder why did this happen to me? For me it started on Easter Sunday. I raise chickens and ducks. Most people in the area buy their eggs...
    yooper01 yooper01 56-60, F 2 Responses 21 hrs ago

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    I always end up popping a shirt or make my tee shirt raise because of my big fat belly or sometimes pop my pants. But I love it when my belly spills out I absolutely love stuffing...
    69Bigfatboy 69Bigfatboy 13-15 27 mins ago

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    Farmer has problems There was once a very influential farmer in a remote part of China, who had a problem. His chickens were losing their feathers and dying. H sought the counsel...
    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M 2 Responses Apr 9

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