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post #21 of 28

Congratulations on the financing approval and good luck with the move.  By the way in my opinion spirituality may be enhanced/strengthened by having been exposed to the baser side of life.  Most have those 'places' to which they never intend to return.  Keep updating with your progress.  Many here are excited for you and your family.

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Friends are the family you make for yourself.
There are no coincidences- only providences.

Celebrating the fourth quarter of my first century.

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post #22 of 28
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Thank you for the kind wishes and blessings! The wife has had a major stroke and has been asking about getting some parrots.  "Wrong- I've got something else to keep your butt occupied rather than watching TV 18 hours a day".  "What's that?" 

 

"Chickens.  Not sure if we're going to have 4 eggers and 4 meaties and a 'Roo, or just 4 eggers and 4 meaties- I'm still out to lunch on the Roo!"

 

"But their pets!"

 

"But they're going to have names like "Fryer", "Broiler", "Dumplings", "Fingers", and "Sandwich".

 

"THEN YOU BUTCHER THEM!"

 

"Fine- I'll just make a "Wizz-Bang chicken Plucker" and the hardest part of plucking them will be done."

 

(Pulling daggers from her eyes out of his chest)  I'm thinking I'm going to get a bit of static on this topic in the future,,,,,

post #23 of 28

No parrots here - they would surely outlive the Princess and me.  :lau

Friends are the family you make for yourself.
There are no coincidences- only providences.

Celebrating the fourth quarter of my first century.

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Friends are the family you make for yourself.
There are no coincidences- only providences.

Celebrating the fourth quarter of my first century.

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post #24 of 28
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Wife and I are SUPER excited!  The first house fell through- it only had 1/2 acre.  Instead we got a 3 bed, 2 bath, 1.5 acres with a large stream in back of the house!.  Can't wait to get set up for chickens and stuff!!

post #25 of 28

Very nice @Trailltrader! Everything happens for a reason :D

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post #26 of 28
Congratulations! celebrate.gif I'm so happy for you and your wife.
Did a moth know that the flame was going to change her life forever, or did she simply fly towards that heated embrace, knowing it would offer her something she couldn't give herself? In the end, the answer didn't really matter. The moth had never wanted the choice. -Joey W. Hill-
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Did a moth know that the flame was going to change her life forever, or did she simply fly towards that heated embrace, knowing it would offer her something she couldn't give herself? In the end, the answer didn't really matter. The moth had never wanted the choice. -Joey W. Hill-
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post #27 of 28
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Well, two years have passed- we made the move to Mena, Arkansas.  Purchased 1.5 acres out near the airport.  Bewildered by the 3 to 5 packs of Coyotes, and wondering what to do about heat in the henhouse in the summer (100+F).  Fans?  Vents?

 

The size of the flock.  Wife wants 3 eggers.  I said "No, you mean 30".  She said "No, I mean 3 hens".  Then obviously you've never heard of Chicken Math,,,,Anyhow, going to make the run roughly 40 feet long, and 40 feet wide.  That's 1600 square feet- that SHOULD be enough to compensate for SOME Chicken Math.

post #28 of 28
Glad your chicken operation is off to a good start. Shade, breeze, and fresh water probably do more to keep your chickens okay in the heat than any other measures. I've also found damping down some shady spots in the run on super hot days helps. Some people give cold treats...cantaloupe, watermelon, even frozen peas or corn. Other folks use those misters that attach to your garden hose. Personally, I've not had success with those and my birds are terrified of them! On your run, yes, too big is better than too small when that chicken math grabs you! Best wishes!!

I never considered a difference in opinion, in religion, in philosophy, as cause for withdrawing from a friend.  - Thomas Jefferson
Life's tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late.  - Ben Franklin
If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn't sit for a month.  - Teddy Roosevelt
 

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I never considered a difference in opinion, in religion, in philosophy, as cause for withdrawing from a friend.  - Thomas Jefferson
Life's tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late.  - Ben Franklin
If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn't sit for a month.  - Teddy Roosevelt
 

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