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As a former soldier, I totally get their purpose and what they are capable of. I know farmers have a need, and I know some places are just that dangerous that it's hard to feel safe without a firearm, saying that I would not raise a family in a place where I 'needed' one to stay safe.

 

Maybe I have just seen enough bad things in my time to look at them differently. Plus, our laws here changed very quickly after the Port Arthur massacre in 1996, so we have had time to get used to the idea of not having them around as readily as other countries.

 

Seriously though, I love chickens, and how cool is hatching :)

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Originally Posted by Bens-Hens View Post
 

As a former soldier, I totally get their purpose and what they are capable of. I know farmers have a need, and I know some places are just that dangerous that it's hard to feel safe without a firearm, saying that I would not raise a family in a place where I 'needed' one to stay safe.

 

Maybe I have just seen enough bad things in my time to look at them differently. Plus, our laws here changed very quickly after the Port Arthur massacre in 1996, so we have had time to get used to the idea of not having them around as readily as other countries.

 

Seriously though, I love chickens, and how cool is hatching :)

 

I quite agree with you Ben. I am also an ex special forces soldier, and 30 years in law enforcement have shown me what guns can do.

But each country to their own i suppose.

 

xxxx    M

140 chooks,  10 Boer goats and two dogs.

Breeding poultry for 48 years. Currently breed Araucanas, Silver Laced Wyandottes, 

Light Sussex, Indian Game and Olive Eggers. 

 

Retired and living on a little farm on the edge of the Bunyip State Forest.

 

"May your chooks turn into emus and kick your dunny down."

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140 chooks,  10 Boer goats and two dogs.

Breeding poultry for 48 years. Currently breed Araucanas, Silver Laced Wyandottes, 

Light Sussex, Indian Game and Olive Eggers. 

 

Retired and living on a little farm on the edge of the Bunyip State Forest.

 

"May your chooks turn into emus and kick your dunny down."

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Oh I do hope the duck eggs fare better at Thanksgiving! I've never done any incubating so I've no experience there. My first attempts will be with the quail. I just need at least one decent cage built first. I did pick up a little hamster cage yesterday that ought to come in handy for a bird or two if needed. It cost all of $1.
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All this gun talk just boggles my mind! And that's coming from someone who used to carry one for work everyday for many years.

 

Each to their own, but I just don't see how a hand gun, semi auto or high powered rifle fits into an average persons everyday life.

I'm not big on hand guns; I have a very old semi auto .22 rifle because I need it to protect my animals. In the past five or six years I've killed about 9 stray dogs that were killing my birds, 4 skunks doing the same, a rattle snake that was only a few feet from my back door. I don't see why anyone _needs_ one of those high power jobs with a 40 round clip tho.





My Edible Garden http://edible-garden.blogspot.com/ Current bird count; about 40 + or - a few chickens, 7 ducks; Easter Eggers, Olive eggers, Buff Orpingtons, Ameraucana, Black Copper Marans, Buff Plymouth Rocks, Muscovy and Welsh Harlequin ducks.

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My Edible Garden http://edible-garden.blogspot.com/ Current bird count; about 40 + or - a few chickens, 7 ducks; Easter Eggers, Olive eggers, Buff Orpingtons, Ameraucana, Black Copper Marans, Buff Plymouth Rocks, Muscovy and Welsh Harlequin ducks.

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All this gun talk just boggles my mind! And that's coming from someone who used to carry one for work everyday for many years.

 

Each to their own, but I just don't see how a hand gun, semi auto or high powered rifle fits into an average persons everyday life.

 

Idk I gun competivly and it makes me happy its a sport where I can stand right next to my guy friends and then call them a wuss when ive outshot them. My dad I also bond over going to the range we do own high capsity clips because its easyer then reloading small ones and you dont need to constently mess around in a dirty area with flilling and stuff. and alot of them we dont even use but have kept because there interesting or have amazing history (mostly my gradfathers guns) there never loaded unless being used and are always in a safe that even I dont know the combo for. We dont even hunt I persnally see no good reason to kill a wild animal for sport. 

 

so anyways how are all the chicks doing? and the kids and wife? also did I see that Berni isnt doing so well? well if he is I hope hes recovering well

r.i.p gia,violet, and bodie
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r.i.p gia,violet, and bodie
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gold? purple? i better keep you away from my daughter - i can see her now with a cinderella shotgun

 

 

i just got my wife a pink hello kitty rice cooker

she really digs it & it looks great in the kitchen

next year i plan on painting her little toyota truck purple

i'm thinking it will be easy for her to find it in the parking lot at work :)

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I dunno...I certainly could use a regular colored gun, or hammer, or screw driver or drill...

 

But I MUCH like purple ones better...lol.

 

A friend of mine bought a pink handgun...and one of her teen daughters friends promptly stole it.

 

that for me would be grounds to not have ANY of those kids back to the house

problem solved.

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The Chicken Mission in my signature below is coming together.

 

I would love to see you guys in the Philippines. 

wish i could attend OZ but the timing is off at this point

 

maybe some other time Mate

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http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/827722/can-you-help-me-guess-the-gender-of-my-chicks-please

 

Can you guys give me your opinions?  I also asked on BensHens thread (sorry for the hijack).....

My chaos includes 4 kids, 1 Yorkie, 1 Great Dane, 1 Blue Heeler 1 cat, plus the chickens!

 

http://oursimplecrazycountrylife.blogspot.com/

 

https://www.facebook.com/oursimplecrazycountrylife

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My chaos includes 4 kids, 1 Yorkie, 1 Great Dane, 1 Blue Heeler 1 cat, plus the chickens!

 

http://oursimplecrazycountrylife.blogspot.com/

 

https://www.facebook.com/oursimplecrazycountrylife

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wish i could attend OZ but the timing is off at this point

 

maybe some other time Mate

 

no worries pig. There will be others

 ++Egg Shippers Please Read++       Hatching 101 by Sally Sunshine 

 

A wife & 2  kids we ADOPTED in the Phils .  immigrant chooks, all sorts of poultry goats & a water buffalo. 

 

want to help some needy people and have an adventure? - check out "The Chicken Mission

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 ++Egg Shippers Please Read++       Hatching 101 by Sally Sunshine 

 

A wife & 2  kids we ADOPTED in the Phils .  immigrant chooks, all sorts of poultry goats & a water buffalo. 

 

want to help some needy people and have an adventure? - check out "The Chicken Mission

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