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I Raise Chickens

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 59 People

    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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    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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    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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    Mori75 Mori75 36-40, F 2 Responses Jul 9

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    BlueTortoise BlueTortoise 66-70, F 1 Response Jun 9, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    You know that awkward moment

    when you're being stared down by all the roosters in the coop. It's almost like they're suspicious of you. Lol and you're like "What?? What did I do? I'm just sitting here on the steps."
    odessa94 odessa94 18-21, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    Related Experiences

    Sometimes my needs and requirements are obvious enough to tell that I'm up to something. For example like, just now I handed a shopping list of groceries to my mom, my mom just...
    iTetraZazicII iTetraZazicII 18-21, F 1 hr ago

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    Any advice on how to deal with rats and mice in a chicken coop. My parents are having a problem with rats. We are fixing to start putting mashed potatoes flakes out in the coops...
    odessa94 odessa94 18-21, F 16 hrs ago

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    A new perspective on an age old question. why did the chicken cross the road? DONALD TRUMP: All Mexican chickens who wish to cross this road must submit to a complete background...
    evienneOwnedByMasterBlaise evienneOwnedByMasterBlaise 41-45, F 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    I just felt a pang of jealousy that "ow" / spider women must feel. On my only day off for a while I was stuck indoors waiting for the gas man. He was very happy a chatty. Normally...
    paliglass paliglass 31-35, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Ima be a momma 💕 >.< ^_^ to some very Kawaii chicks.
    3st3ll3 3st3ll3 13-15, F 2 days ago

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    Post 009 Moving on from my last post god changes Jacob's name to Israel. Genesis Chapter 35:10 And god said unto him, Thy name is Jacob: thy name shall not be called anymore Jacob...
    DGA2000 DGA2000 61-65 2 days ago

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    It has been over a year since we started trying to get pregnant. It became increasingly difficult to even want to try. At first it was exciting. But as the months went on, it...
    St4rbright St4rbright 26-30, F 5 Responses 2 days ago

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    Haha look, I'm a mom. ^-^
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 6 Responses 4 days ago

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    My hens are SO noisy in the morning. They give loud birth announcements every morning. Can you imagine giving birth every day?! They're tough. Respect the hen ;D
    cjkenton cjkenton 36-40 4 days ago

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    The New French Cook The French will eat almost anything. A young cook decided that the French would enjoy feasting on rabbits and decided to raise rabbits in Paris and sell them...
    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    I have 4 dogs, 1 cat, 2 horses, 3 rabbits, and at least 300 chickens. Yet, the funny thing is. Our household is surrounded by redheads. All my dogs are redhaired, four of the...
    odessa94 odessa94 18-21, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    Come acquire all the details you should have located at Birds Nesting Packaging. I'm Ernie Jones and I are actually nurturing chickens along with making my very own koops for...
    easonjack521 easonjack521 22-25, F a week ago

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    Morgan Page - Fight For You Meeting you here, the night?s alight with midnight cheer Our dust still unsettled, I feel the plucking of our petals I?m drawing circles don?t you know...
    Dafhunter Dafhunter 18-21, M Aug 27

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    I currently live with my fiancee, his parents and his sixteen year old sister Now I know being sixteen sucks and no one really appreciates the fact when they get older but I'm...
    KalindaAudrey94 KalindaAudrey94 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 25

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    Going Vegan will make good changes to the planet. I hope more people will follow. Alot of Omnivores don't believe in that but Im positive it will. If humans start hunting for their...
    FrostyElsie FrostyElsie 22-25, F 4 Responses Aug 25

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    Defining " heaven " as the promised kingdom of God. Varied Beliefs The human spirit resists the idea that everything we have learned, everything that we have achieved, and...
    churinga churinga 70+, M Aug 24

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    I was reading an article in a national newspaper about women who were complaining about men harassing them by trying to talk to them in various places such as in shops, trains...
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    #Shoulders Standing Dumbbell Press Dumbbell Lateral Raise Bent Over Dumbbell Reverse Fly Arnold Dumbbell Press Dumbbell Shrug #Quads Dumbbell Lunge Dumbbell Step Up Dumbbell Squat...
    zmilenseor zmilenseor 31-35, M Aug 22

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    I have 19 chickens and they are so fun to be arround
    Flite Flite 16-17, M Aug 22

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    My name is Starla. When I was a little girl, in the summers my parents left me with my grandpa. My grandpa was a naturist and he kept a nude household. I visited naturist camps...
    Starla8 Starla8 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 21

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    There are 30 cows and 28 chickens ? How many are left ?????
    12emilio12 12emilio12 18-21, M 2 Responses Aug 20

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    The Bible tells us that there is not only life after death, but eternal life so glorious that “no eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined what God has...
    GraceIsMine GraceIsMine 66-70, F 3 Responses Aug 19

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    tune brought joy to my household, music washes away nothing but inflames memories & raw emotions
    miimii0069 miimii0069 26-30, F Aug 18

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    We lost my parents when I was about eight years old they were killed in a car accident my brother was 18 so he decided to take me and raise me has been a wonderful amazing loving...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 17

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    i was raised in a home where walking around naked was normal. i loved seeing my mom and dad nude they would wash dishes together and my dad would rub up against my mom
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 17

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    I love animals, but not in the house. I wasn't raised with them in the house, and I thought my Mom was cruel because she wouldn't let me keep my kitten, or puppy, whatever in my...
    JustLookinforlove JustLookinforlove 56-60, F Aug 16

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    Maya had left behind a package. With no forwarding address. Which sat on the mantelpiece for weeks afterwards, wedged in between some textbooks and a Phillips clock radio. I...
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    I'm a nerd, yet it throws people off when they find out I am actually intelligent and I am extremely nerdy. I am an attractive girl with good fashion sense and I'm normal in every...
    cocojean cocojean 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 15

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