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  1. melissa508
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    Jan 28th 2010[/FONT]




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    The Poultry Palace
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    The property had been abandoned for 4 years, there were all sorts of critters
    [FONT=comic sans ms,sand]that moved in the house...it was horrible..No-one could imagine ever living in it lol[/FONT]

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    Last summer before we moved in..it needed alot of work, with the help of some good
    friends, we gutted it & re-did the entire inside.

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    Livingroom- before we fixed it
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    livingroom- after we fixed it

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    livingroom to diningroom - before we fixed it
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    livingroom to diningroom- after we fixed it

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    kitchen - before we fixed it
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    kitchen- after


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    [FONT=comic sans ms,sand]The grass was like a jungle, we had so much cutting to do [/FONT]

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    [FONT=comic sans ms,sand](view of the 1/4 mile long driveway, before it was paved) [/FONT]



    Now that my son is 2, we decided it was time to introduce him to some poultry.
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    And boy, does he love the birds.
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    And this is me
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    This pic does my partridge roo no justice, he is gorgeous & has a nice small comb. His foot feathering is massive & - he is the nicest partridge roo I have ever had. His pretty lady was killed .

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    I have always preferred roos over hens, they are better looking to me. I usually end up with more roos than I need, because I love having them around.



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    Silkies- before the barn

    2 newly hatched white runners..these have some amazing blood lines, I have high hopes for them.
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    Kendall & Campbell- I took these boys as a rescue..they have great personalities & spent most of their lives living indoors. I am not breeding
    Swedish, Im just giving them a nice home.


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    White runners ..they stand so upright already.
    Blue giant cochins , black silkies & theres a blue one in there.


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    Pure Java green- I love these..peafowl are my FAVORITE kind of bird. I love how theyre so nosey & great watchdogs
    and such cuddly babies..even grown. However, its not so easy to dodge a fully grown peacock trying to land on your shoulder.


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    My line of cuckoo silkies, along with a white rooster from Royal. Kathy from Royal bred some amazing white silkies. She sent me this white roo, I couldnt belive how HUGE he was.
    I put years & years into getting my line of cuckoos
    to look like this, It all started with a cuckoo cochin rooster. I bred him to a silkie & just kept on going.

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    Not so easy to keep the muscovies out of the pool



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    One of the baby pens..I am all set with buff silkies..theyre NO fun to work with.

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    protector of the flock "Darian"

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    My 2 Herders Darian & Mia- The most trustworthy dogs- these girls are great with the birds

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    peafowl & guineas

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    India blues & (Butterball) the very tame Royal palmetto..so tame that he would let me polish his nails.
    I bought him the day before thanksgiving at 1 day old. He spent his younger days playing in the sand on Fernandina beach, on Amelia island (FL)
    He certainly was a crowd pleaser on the beach lol
    [FONT=comic sans ms,sand]Since he grew up with 2 dogs, he thought he was a dog. he plays fetch with a ball & loves squeaky toys. [/FONT]





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    More like Terradactyl eggs
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    Heres the first 4 that hatched, I hatched 8 out of 8. I decided although they were cute..im not that much of
    a large waterfowl person. These guys made the biggest mess I have ever seen lol. I forgot that i wasnt too thrilled with
    geese, and these guys are exactly like geese..so they went to nice new homes. Hatching them was a great
    experience & id love to hatch some again..but thats it for large waterfowl for me.

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    These 5 peachix are my newest babies, I bought 3 & hatched 2. Im not even sure what the smaller ones will be. I have had plenty of peafowl, but mainly javas.
    So the only ones ive hatched were either java or spaldings. These guys are going to stay indoors for quite a while, i want them very tame.
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    baby-boy Christian Alexander ..he turned 3 on 12-24-09
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    I went to TSC in March, I just wanted a few pullets- well they had a min. of 6 law> So i got what they called assorted pullets.
    They turned out to be Dekalb Amberlinks..prolific layers..many days these girls give me 2 eggs each!!..but they DO NOT sit. I raised them in the house for about a month.
    Theyre very friendly & super nosey & they rule the barn.
    Lately theyve been showing an interestest in my son, whenever he bends over or sits- they all come running & get close to his face & turn their heads in funny ways & just stare at him..its so funny.
    For some reason theyre fascinated by him. Amberlinks, not a breed i would pick, i prefer fancy looking chix- they came from Mt healthy hatchery & i highly recommend this breed- theyre so nice & tame
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    The peachix are doing great, Ive just moved them out into the barn, in a stall with a raised wire floor. I kept them in as long as possible-1 is ez to keep in, but 5 is not lol
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    Modern games- WOW..these are some interesting & super friendly chickens..I would love to get more, in other colors..theyre crow sounds like a toy- I cant wait to start getting babies from mine. well..the female was killed, so now i need a girlfriend for him.
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    Spring will be here soon, this year I will have black, blue & splash standard cochins..my roos are huge.
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    [FONT=comic sans ms,sand]alot of color/pattern experimenting this spring with my silkies.
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