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I Raise Chickens

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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...
    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...
    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...
    next30years next30years 36-40, M 3 Responses Jun 29, 2013

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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...
    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...
    gdrtx gdrtx 36-40, M 2 Responses Feb 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...
    sugnim sugnim 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 23, 2008

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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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    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...
    404error 404error 13-15, 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...
    jaylo1125 jaylo1125 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 17, 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...
    bleedingheartconservative bleedingheartconservative 51-55, F 4 Responses Jun 26, 2008

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    No ****. The way anyone is raised shapes their entire being.
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    Born and raised in North Carolina and darn proud of it. My accent is thick and everyone is "Hon" and "sweetie". I always have grits in my cupboard and sweet tea in my refrigerator...
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    I can raise an eyebrow A lot of people can't so I feel special 😂😂
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    I can raise either eyebrow at once or both together. It's pretty awesome.
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    Polygamy, or rather what I like to refer to it as plural marriage, is something that is a very holy that I think should be kept in righteous sense. However I I think it's a evil...
    josepha94 josepha94 18-21, M Mar 18

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    i used to live there! :))) haha
    g0ne g0ne 13-15, F Mar 20

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    Southern born.....I am not a redneck, I am also not some dumb hick from out in the sticks. I am from Texas, and I have a typical Texas accent. I have always been told I have a...
    greeneyedlady72 greeneyedlady72 41-45, F 8 Responses Mar 20

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    I was fortunate enough to witness the terrible scene of birth right after breakfast last week... thought that'd get your attention. Pull up a chair, stool, monkey, or whatever you...
    yourguardingangel yourguardingangel 18-21, M Mar 21

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    I hoped to find Obama in here..... Lol
    Cam305 Cam305 46-50 1 Response Mar 21

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    Either one, independently, although I'm better with the left one. I can also wiggle my ears.
    tdguy tdguy 46-50, M 3 Responses Mar 22

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    after my husband has died five years ago. I'm a teacher, I'm working at school with young children and I take care of my three children.
    mumu74 mumu74 36-40, F Mar 23

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    Bell's palsy makes this tough lmao
    Mjjim86 Mjjim86 26-30, M Mar 23

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    Nuyorican here. Grew up in the Kensington/Flatbush area of Brooklyn. Went to Ditmas JHS, then New Utrecht HS in Bensonhurst. It was in the mid to late eighties, so there was a lot...
    missingbrooklyn missingbrooklyn 41-45, F 10 Responses Mar 24

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    its not a choice!! they are well behaved because momma has never sparred the rod where they are concerned
    lyanna84 lyanna84 26-30, F Mar 26

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    But as a child I didn't think of that. I wished my parents would get divorced. So that I could live with my mother and my brother with my father far away from me. I was the closest...
    KidAgony KidAgony 18-21, F Mar 26

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    As sun goes down and darkness takes over, here on the edge of my Va Blue Ridge Mountains, a childhood memory also fades away. I have been in the front yard clearing the ground of a...
    1490wayb 1490wayb 46-50, M 1 Response Apr 4

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    I especially miss not having a son.
    4myinnerchild 4myinnerchild 51-55, M Apr 7

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    Chao as in SA2 (Sonic Adventure 2), not chaos with a missing letter. I recently got myself a chao that actually glows in the dark (he's a shiny white/garden egg cross), and I've...
    EponymousAnonymous EponymousAnonymous 13-15 Apr 7

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    Lool but when I do it I look like them two kids out that Cadbury advert ahaha!
    MixedLesbian MixedLesbian 16-17, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Thank you dad, you are a wonderful person, a wonderful man, but more importantly you are absolutely wonderful father, thank you. I know it wasn't easy, I know I have been...
    LoneStarGurl LoneStarGurl 16-17, F 5 Responses 5 days ago

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    It shows you that I might give half a **** if your lucky.
    projectgwyn101 projectgwyn101 16-17, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I can't... But I was wondering.. Does it still count if you have a unibrow?? Haha.
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    I try to live authentically and off the land as much as possible. We have a small farm and try to raise our own food. I am learning how to weave the fibre provided by our goats...
    jpkparker jpkparker 51-55, M Mar 18

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    A city slicker moves to the country and decides he's going to start farming. He goes to the local co-op and tells the man, "Give me 100 baby chickens." The co-op man complies. A...
    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M 3 Responses Apr 2

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    A city slicker moves to the country and decides he's going to start farming. He goes to the local co-op and tells the man, "Give me 100 baby chickens." The co-op man complies. A...
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    A city slicker moves to the country and decides he's going to start farming. He goes to the local co-op and tells the man, "Give me 100 baby chickens." The co-op man complies. A...
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    A city slicker moves to the country and decides he's going to start farming. He goes to the local co-op and tells the man, "Give me 100 baby chickens." The co-op man complies. A...
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    A city slicker moves to the country and decides he's going to start farming. He goes to the local co-op and tells the man, "Give me 100 baby chickens." The co-op man complies. A...
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    I generally go into a situation with 2 fingers raised, middle and index. ..the peaceful approach. But I'll be the first MF to drop that index finger if I feel like I'm being...
    jayciedubb jayciedubb 46-50, M 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    Doing and Being Relationships In a TV show I was watching, a woman was talking about how she was prepared to move abroad with a man she'd only recently met on a dating website...
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    I got there early and sat with my back to the door. The bartender greeted me and asked if he was coming to. I said yes, trying to be positive. A few mins later I felt his hand on...
    stellar31 stellar31 31-35, F 4 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    Just feeling annoyed! It's always so hard when you're on that high and things come down. I got to see MM everyday for 2 weeks straight. We may not have been able to steal a kiss...
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    Years ago, I was at a party. A female guest I knew was walking around completely barefoot (no flip flops or anything on her feet). Finally, at one point, we were sitting in close...
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    So this is my first time sharing my experiences online. (I'm sorry for the english but I'm from belgium).. I've had a few experiences in the same place with the same family. So to...
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    Did you hear the one about... Did you hear the one about a farmer who was feeding his chickens hot curries to flavour the meat to sell to Indian restaurants. One of the chickens...
    WhiteKnight8060 WhiteKnight8060 51-55, M Mar 25

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    Hey Lusa, So from our conversation we had today, these are my thoughts. Read carefully point by point, I will number them so that later we can discuss them if you want. There...
    superficialife superficialife 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 3

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    Lmao yes I have chickens they lay the best farm eggs. But don't let the chickens fool you. I'm a city boy with a hot bad *** CAMARO.
    havend havend 51-55, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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