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My first ever chick hatched this morning (: he/she started hatching last night but finished around 9-10am this morning! He/she is a Speckled Sussex rooster over a red sex link hen. Will be interesting to see what he/she grows up to look like. But as far as I can tell looks like a SS chick.

 


What he looked like this morning at 7 when I went to bed. Was up all night with him making sure the membran didn't dry out.

 

 


What I awoke to at 10 when I woke up. Running on 3 hrs of sleep from staying up with this guy, but so worth it (:

24 chickens and 4 ducks. Hens: speckled Sussex, 2 Red Sex-links, 3 White leghorns.2 silkies, 1 golden comet/Partridge silkie hen, 1 Red sex-link/Partridge silkie hen, 1 White leghorn/Speckled Sussex hen, Roosters: Red sex-link and Brown leghorn/Partridge silkie

3 Barred rocks 3 Red pullets

2 Easter Eggers

2 Millie flur d'uccle's

Ducks: 1 Mallard Drake, 1 Mallard Duck, 2 Khaki Campbell Ducks,

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24 chickens and 4 ducks. Hens: speckled Sussex, 2 Red Sex-links, 3 White leghorns.2 silkies, 1 golden comet/Partridge silkie hen, 1 Red sex-link/Partridge silkie hen, 1 White leghorn/Speckled Sussex hen, Roosters: Red sex-link and Brown leghorn/Partridge silkie

3 Barred rocks 3 Red pullets

2 Easter Eggers

2 Millie flur d'uccle's

Ducks: 1 Mallard Drake, 1 Mallard Duck, 2 Khaki Campbell Ducks,

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Wow, husbands sure do get a little testy when you forget things like anniversaries, I think I will go visit the chickens for awhile, it is quieter
Hmmmmm...isn't that a role reversal from the norm? Lol

Nope, pretty normal for my household, yesterday I spent 2 hours fixing the dishwasher ( a piece of plastic was clogging the filter by the chopping blades)...while he watched football.

Never said we are normal by any standards.( would not want to be)
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The first full week of October is the Manheim farm show... hubby will be there all week, I will be there on the 8th( we have a tractor going on display and in the parade. And again on the 10th for the animal auction ( we help to move the animals to the trucks)...... stop me and say hello, ..
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Wow, husbands sure do get a little testy when you forget things like anniversaries, I think I will go visit the chickens for awhile, it is quieter
Hmmmmm...isn't that a role reversal from the norm? Lol

Nope, pretty normal for my household, yesterday I spent 2 hours fixing the dishwasher ( a piece of plastic was clogging the filter by the chopping blades)...while he watched football.

Never said we are normal by any standards.( would not want to be)
Sounds like my house. If I want it done right I do it myself. I did, however, ditch a few bums for sitting on their butts while I did all the work. Difference is, yours actually has a job & helps pay bills. The ones I tossed were lazy moochers.
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Nope, pretty normal for my household, yesterday I spent 2 hours fixing the dishwasher ( a piece of plastic was clogging the filter by the chopping blades)...while he watched football.

Never said we are normal by any standards.( would not want to be)

I think there are a lot of us who are actually on this board because we don't fit the definition of 'normal' by today's standard.... how many 'Sex in the City' type 'normal' women know what it means to clean the coop or feed the chickens before heading off to work in the morning, or understand why we don't freak when we find some poo on our shoes?  Or can talk of bumble foot and cocci and still be sipping our coffee or preparing a family meal?  Heck, how many 'normal' folks anymore even know where their food comes from, let alone how to raise it themselves!?! 

  I think Wing and many others on our board are great examples of how 'not normal' is a great way to be! :highfive:

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I think there are a lot of us who are actually on this board because we don't fit the definition of 'normal' by today's standard.... how many 'Sex in the City' type 'normal' women know what it means to clean the coop or feed the chickens before heading off to work in the morning, or understand why we don't freak when we find some poo on our shoes?  Or can talk of bumble foot and cocci and still be sipping our coffee or preparing a family meal?  Heck, how many 'normal' folks anymore even know where their food comes from, let alone how to raise it themselves!?! 

  I think Wing and many others on our board are great examples of how 'not normal' is a great way to be! :highfive:


Reading all of these exchanges this morning makes me feel so much better about not feeling like most of our family and friends. I do so much stuff that most of them are shocked by and wouldn't even consider doing. My hubby has to travel a lot for work so I've found myself doing all sorts of work I didn't think I could and quite honestly a few years ago probably wouldn't do. (the giant zero-turn mower and  pressure cooker still scare me).

 

I'm often surprised by other peoples responses to our lifestyle. I offered a family member some of our eggs and was told they didn't care for our fresh eggs because they don't taste like what she gets from the store. At a picnic, an aunt gave our daughter cool-aid, she took a sip and gave it back and she asked if we could go home and get our own juice (we jar concentrate from our harvest every fall). I was asked what is wrong with her that she doesn't like it. Personally, I couldn't have been more proud that she turned it down!

 

I can fix the toilet, clean the carpets, change the oil, repair my elliptical, take care of the flock and 15 acres and still have a fully home cooked meal on the table. We're trying to be self sustaining but most of our family and friends think we're not normal! I've never loved being so "not normal" in my entire life!

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I think there are a lot of us who are actually on this board because we don't fit the definition of 'normal' by today's standard.... how many 'Sex in the City' type 'normal' women know what it means to clean the coop or feed the chickens before heading off to work in the morning, or understand why we don't freak when we find some poo on our shoes?  Or can talk of bumble foot and cocci and still be sipping our coffee or preparing a family meal?  Heck, how many 'normal' folks anymore even know where their food comes from, let alone how to raise it themselves!?! 
  I think Wing and many others on our board are great examples of how 'not normal' is a great way to be! highfive.gif
Unlike all of you, I'm normal.
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By my standards.
Swedish flower hens, Orpingtons, including the albino gene, viral and Bourbon Red turkey. For now. I live where people travel to vacation, why should I go anywhere?
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Swedish flower hens, Orpingtons, including the albino gene, viral and Bourbon Red turkey. For now. I live where people travel to vacation, why should I go anywhere?
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Unlike all of you, I'm normal.
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By my standards.

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Unlike all of you, I'm normal.

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By my standards.
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Yea I know..
I have so many comments for this but will have to wait till I see him, they are not appropriate for the thread...
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Nope, pretty normal for my household, yesterday I spent 2 hours fixing the dishwasher ( a piece of plastic was clogging the filter by the chopping blades)...while he watched football.


Never said we are normal by any standards.( would not want to be)
I think there are a lot of us who are actually on this board because we don't fit the definition of 'normal' by today's standard.... how many 'Sex in the City' type 'normal' women know what it means to clean the coop or feed the chickens before heading off to work in the morning, or understand why we don't freak when we find some poo on our shoes?  Or can talk of bumble foot and cocci and still be sipping our coffee or preparing a family meal?  Heck, how many 'normal' folks anymore even know where their food comes from, let alone how to raise it themselves!?! 
  I think Wing and many others on our board are great examples of how 'not normal' is a great way to be! highfive.gif

I work with people that thinks it is funny to come inside and tell me my dinner is loose in the parking lot ( rabbit or ground hog). Wonder what they would do if I pull a shotgun out the back of the car and take my dinner with me.
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