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I Raise Chickens

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 57 People

    BlueTortoise BlueTortoise 61-65, F 1 Response Jun 9

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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, T 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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...
    RLB2 RLB2 41-45, M 2 Responses May 14, 2013

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    Used to... Last night, a raccoon came into our back yard and broke into the chicken coop. Three were eaten and one was severely injured, and we now have to watch her die slowly...
    Annaelaine Annaelaine 13-15, F Dec 2

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    I was raised by a mother who hated me and expressed her hate toward me every chance she had , my father was in and out of my life .. when he was in my life he was always drunk...
    imperfectbeauty imperfectbeauty 18-21, F 7 Responses Dec 17

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    I was raised in a super over protective Christian family. I now live my life to be everything they are not. I don't judge people for their choices. I just don't want to be anything...
    RememberingSunday22 RememberingSunday22 36-40, F Dec 16

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    I'm looking for a mommy, I already have a daddy, but I want a mommy to join us and be a part of our relationship. My daddy is loving and caring but super strict on me, especially...
    Megster97 Megster97 16-17, F Dec 1

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    American by birth, Southern by the grace of God! Shout out to my fellow Tennesseans!
    TheLittleMrs TheLittleMrs 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 5

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    My mother was bisexual though I didn't know it until a year ago when I was 15. A close friend of my mothers told me. She's never been in any relationships with a woman only men...
    K1PST3R K1PST3R 16-17, F 2 Responses Dec 6

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    i dont think i can trust another girl again ever. i was with a girl for 4 years and she has lied several times every year and we kept breaking up and i kept letting her back in...
    GrayGeo GrayGeo 22-25 Dec 11

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    When I was young ( <5 ) my dad educated me early so I am ahead and good in school. So grateful
    madisonsevcik madisonsevcik 13-15, F Dec 16

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    Or lack of, same difference.
    Sicarium Sicarium 36-40, M 1 Response Dec 17

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    now I expect people to say bad things to me, hurt me, do bad things to me and I barely have friends because when people are nice to me I fall for the trap and end up getting hurt...
    savvy1998 savvy1998 16-17, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    Well? Oh yeah, their mom was there but oh well not any more. Yeaaah...she left one day without saying much except she was sick of me after 32 years. Okay. So now I'm divorced...
    GivaCafeMatin GivaCafeMatin 56-60, M 6 days ago

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    I need money badly about to be on street This campaign is raising money for "Family trying to build a foundation" http://www.gofundme.com/jdyuws?pc=mb_em
    Confusedandlonely04 Confusedandlonely04 26-30 14 hrs ago

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    Even though I am not that of an ASPCA member (let alone an ASPCA zealot which are two completely different groups), I do hate that there are many animals that do not get...
    city87 city87 26-30, M 1 Response Dec 18

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    Year before last (2013) i went with some ppl from my school and from other schools as well to Lesotho in South Africa on an exchange experience. It was one of the most amazing...
    hanntiger1 hanntiger1 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 6

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    It sometimes takes a new person in your life to gain a better perspective of your past. What I believed I never had, might have been, that I never understood the power of love...
    EverlyAnn EverlyAnn 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 3

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    Yes I like being a cowboy I take care of my animals cows and goats I have some chickens and I raise a garden
    justinthebath justinthebath 51-55, M Dec 10

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    At work, I'm the single mom one salary cap higher than the admin staff but one grade lower than the engineers. I received a Christmas hamper when my son was 4 months old. It...
    singlemom1254 singlemom1254 36-40 1 hr ago

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    before I was born my mom had six kids and while she was pregnant with me she caught a 7 year prison sentence so when I was born I went along with my 5 sisters ( my eldest brothers...
    americanhorrorstorylover americanhorrorstorylover 16-17, F 1 hr ago

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    Since as long as I've known what homosexuality is, I have known that that is what I am. Growing up I always had crushes on girls and women, just as my friends would have for boys...
    Kittymewmew93 Kittymewmew93 18-21, F 41 mins ago

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    And I like to incorporate completely nonrelated material into the way I quote some lines. You have been stranded in a secluded mountain area via plane crash. You've been walking...
    BaconNEggs BaconNEggs 26-30, M Dec 21

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    Even my own therapist says this. It started in 2007 when I was 24 but didnt really kick in majority until this yr. (im 31 now) Its like damnit am I ever going to find myself and...
    wickedlilangel69 wickedlilangel69 31-35, F 3 days ago

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    Ok ... As crazy as it was.. I think her douchebag move made something click I feel something lifting ... And I am not counting my chickens here girls but I am gonna buck up And...
    jupsta jupsta 36-40, F 11 Responses Dec 4

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    lots of hunters running around in Ohio.:-D they look like chickens running w their heads chopped off hahaha dont they know of order
    mgji1996fireseer mgji1996fireseer 18-21, M 2 Responses Dec 5

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    I have always had a dog as a pet. At the moment I have 2 one is a Tibetan Spaniel who is very demanding and the other is a cross Border Collie and supposed to be Tibetan Spaniel...
    Ozdharma Ozdharma 56-60, M Dec 10

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    I seriously do.... I'm rather talented I "suppose".. I am a singer, writer and going off of iq scores i'm supposedly very intelligent. But honestly... I have a very hard time...
    chelsieshay2626 chelsieshay2626 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 12

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    We had chicken for dinner tonight. At first my younger son expressed interest in not killing chickens and having them as pets instead. Except for roosters because they would wake...
    JoannaBe JoannaBe 41-45, F 1 Response Dec 14

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    Today was one of those days. Running around on muddy grounds. Feeding chickens. Eating lunch at a family table. Beautiful. So happy I have family/friends who are willing to spend...
    Lovleyes Lovleyes 18-21, F Dec 15

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    You know, sometimes I think about how our society has all these unwritten rules, and how weird it is that we have these rules to begin with. We have so many little dos and don’ts...
    WarShip WarShip 18-21 1 Response Dec 17

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    How to describe one of 'those' days? There are so many of which to speak. I'm nervous, though I want to be calm. I want the love of my life here in my arms, though know he can't...
    Littlemisssomebody Littlemisssomebody 31-35, F Dec 18

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    Well where to start? I guess it's always better to just put it out there....I was recent tly told I have liver disease and they think it's acute and that means it showed up without...
    Squeekarose Squeekarose 31-35, F 1 Response a week ago

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    My plan when I am financially stable enough is to move up north and live on a big piece of property with my garden and my goats and my chickens and live in peace.
    Ginkofishin Ginkofishin 18-21, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    1) Name: rachel 2) Male/Female: F 3) Does your name mean anything? little lamb lol 4) Nick Names: Rach, Rachie , Doylers 5) Place of Birth and Current Location: Ireland...
    racheldoyle00 racheldoyle00 18-21, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    Bad Chicken Day Q: Which day of the week do chickens hate most? A: Fry-day!
    BytheBy BytheBy 46-50, F 9 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    I have 4 children. I married a woman with 4 children. We have been married 7 years now. The three oldest are mine. One is married, one lives with my first wife, the next is going...
    FutileFather FutileFather 46-50, M 1 Response Dec 17

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