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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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    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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    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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    BlueTortoise BlueTortoise 61-65, F 1 Response Jun 9

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I worked most my life as a Supervisor in a prison. I was assaulted by a prisoner on heroin. Since that time I've had to go through many surgeries to fix the damage. 3 yrs ago I...
    yooper01 yooper01 56-60, F 1 Response Oct 22

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    I have 8 little chickens! (Two of them being quite big) two are red island browns Flo and Flora then there's Puff, Psycho, Elwood and Jake ( the blues brothers) and Velvet and...
    charlie4edwards charlie4edwards 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 2

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    I was raised with money, with staff at home, and with a silver cuttlery set in my mouth. I was also raised by my mom, one of the kindest people I've ever met. So, I guess I'm a mix...
    LittleStain LittleStain 18-21, F Oct 8

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    How in the blazes am I supposed to raise my kids now without an iPad?
    MrHeartaFire MrHeartaFire 41-45, M 1 Response Oct 11

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    How can I get supporters to help me raise money?
    CheeseBomb500 CheeseBomb500 16-17, M 1 Response Oct 12

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    Excuse me if this story is a little mixed up or hard to read. It's tricky to piece everything together in an orderly way, especially since I don't recall much of this from memory...
    lovelywarpedlemon lovelywarpedlemon 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 15

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    Totally old school! Without going into too much detail, I've posted plenty of accounts from my childhood and teenage years on here, I was raised strictly but in a loving household...
    Mick672 Mick672 41-45, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    We all were, sociologically speaking
    urlaame urlaame 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 9

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    I'm not anymore, but it's not because i think the religion is bad or wrong. I just believe in my own thing; however, I strongly believe in a lot of the morals and ethics of the...
    aFuzzyBlouw aFuzzyBlouw 18-21, M 2 Responses Oct 12

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    I was 25 when i gave birth to my only child. She's 21 now and on her own. I feel like a teenager. So much to do, see, experience. Its as if life started all over again. The...
    goodgirl010 goodgirl010 46-50, F 3 Responses Oct 14

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    There was no shortage of discipline in our home, and his father was an alcoholic, so anger was always at the ready.
    tommiatkins tommiatkins 51-55, M Oct 15

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    I done all the catholic things until I was about 15 until I'm all fairness to my parents they let me chose for myself what I wanted to believe in. I'm from Ireland and I live in...
    Turtleisland97 Turtleisland97 16-17, M Oct 15

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    I have something to say at home. Especially when they're discussing something. I'm allowed to discuss with them but it's like i'm not existing at that time. They just don't hear me...
    Anzzz Anzzz 22-25, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Yes, I can do the peoples eyebrow
    HeyItsJosh HeyItsJosh 16-17, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Bob was driving down the highway at an easy 65mph when he noticed a chicken running behind him. Surprised, Bob went faster at 75mph. To his amazement, the chicken was running next...
    BlackEyedBean BlackEyedBean 41-45, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    1. My name is Chris. 2. I am 39 years old. 3. I do everything left handed except playing guitar. 4. I have Schizo Affective Disorder 5. I also have Asthma 6. I used to smoke...
    AnAutumnWind AnAutumnWind 36-40, M 2 Responses Oct 10

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    Farmer Brown goes out one day and buys a brand new stud rooster for his chickens. The cocky young rooster walks over to the old rooster and says: "OK, old fellow, time to retire...
    Rusham Rusham 66-70, M 5 Responses Oct 22

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    “If you hang out with chickens, you're going to cluck and if you hang out with eagles, you're going to fly.”
    marmelade marmelade 51-55, F 5 Responses Oct 1

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    Well I do . A lot . To be honest 99% of my dreams are either weird or unpleasant , if not both . For example a few nights ago I dreamt that there's this festival where everyone...
    Psychedilc Psychedilc 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 3

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    The first time I stood in that room, I knew... this is the writing room. The slant of the afternoon sun diagonally across the olive walls, the crisp white of the old window sills...
    Solfeggio Solfeggio 36-40, F 6 Responses Oct 4

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    100 Questions :D Found this and thought it'd be fun to compete..so here goes:P 1) Name: Faith 2) Male/Female: Female 3) Were you named after anyone? Nope 4) Does your name mean...
    loveyourselfalwaysxx loveyourselfalwaysxx 13-15, F Oct 4

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    OK me and MM have not had any intimacy whatsoever... We text a lot and sometimes meet up for lunch and can pretty much talk about anything. The last time we met he wanted me to...
    clamar44 clamar44 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 4

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    I have... Like 5 fish 3 cats (5 if you count mums flat mates cats)(one of them is mine) 1 dog (mine) Like 15 chickens 1 bird (mine) 3 cows 2 horses (1 is mine) Andd if you count...
    LLAMAAAA LLAMAAAA 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 5

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    Try To Grow Chickens A New York City yuppie moved to the country and bought a piece of land. He went to the local feed and livestock store and talked to the proprietor about how...
    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M 3 Responses Oct 5

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    Major setback tonight. She told me that she wanted to play a concert that was just offered to her a week after her next hip surgery on 12/2. I was totally honest and open with...
    HopefulDude HopefulDude 36-40, M 10 Responses Oct 6

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    Since I was a kid I wanted land, chickens, cows, horses, veggies, fruits, bunnies, and a pig. I don't know what attracts me but I know id be happy riding a big john deer tractor...
    GreenNixon GreenNixon 36-40, F Oct 8

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    I wear basketball shorts and sweatpants Not mini skirts and high wasted shorts I wear T-shirts and sweatshirts Not belly shirts and sports bras. I prefer converse with dresses...
    CoveringThePain CoveringThePain 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 10

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    I remember the way you said You'd spit on my grave If I ever succeeded The acid had left a trail on my tongue And I sat beneath the house On bare dirt with Curdled wrongs and...
    Faerylight Faerylight 41-45, F 7 Responses Oct 14

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    I just moved to a farm last year. I'm slowly getting farm animals and producing my own food. I currently have chickens and one produced a double yolk today!
    jaimstar jaimstar 26-30, F 4 Responses Oct 15

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    Some critter snuck into my duck pen last night and kidnapped Rocky.. my ex -lame duck.. I was so proud of Rocky coming back so well from the dog attack that left him with a broken...
    Traceavery Traceavery 61-65, M 2 Responses Oct 16

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    BUT..... when nature forms an all out attack on my critters... then I WILL get involved... Between the red fox, the chicken hawks, the gators, mink, raccoons, coyotes, bob cat, and...
    Traceavery Traceavery 61-65, M 2 Responses Oct 17

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    One of my absolute most favorite games is Fable TLC or Fable Anniversary. The story is amazing. The progression from childhood to greatness is unlike any experience I've had in a...
    aFuzzyBlouw aFuzzyBlouw 18-21, M Oct 18

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    So much depends upon a red wheel barrow glazed with rain water beside the white chickens. -William Carlos Williams
    drunkinlove23 drunkinlove23 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 19

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    Consequences of poor hand hygiene and the importance of handwashing So many nasty illnesses start with poor hand hygiene Salmonella, campylobacter, MRSA, flu, diarrhoea and...
    mother1983 mother1983 26-30, F Oct 20

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    Someday there will be a time when chickens can cross the road without having their motives questioned.
    Justjonathan Justjonathan 16-17, M 5 Responses Oct 20

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    I have never had a real pet. My dad hates domesticated pups. We do have chickens, ducks, cows, carabaos and a dog that i do not know what breed he was, prolly a cheap breed. They...
    iamnotshy iamnotshy 22-25 Oct 21