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    Friendship at its best....

    Gloria looks like a force to be reconned with. Very sweet photo.
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    Herb Garden RIP

    "Thanks mom. It's perfect. Really."
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    Ever since I can remember I have loved chickens. My grandmother had two ceramic chickens that came to me when she passed. I proudly display them on my hutch. I remember her telling me stories about her childhood chicken wrangling experiences--you know, the usual ones you'd tell your small...
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    the gentlemanly rooster

    I laughed until I cried after reading this post. I can so picture this. I have a very gentlemanly rooster. Perhaps I should watch him a little more closely.
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    Chickens are so satisfying to watch in the backyard!

    What's not to love about watching chickens. My husband says we should video them and watch them at night because watching them peck around and listening to their little chicken noises puts him to sleep.
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    friendliest breed ?

    I have three Americaunas that are probably in actuality EE's. They have green legs and cheek tufts and beards. One is a rooster who is very friendly and likes to be petted. The girls are exceptionally sweet. They follow me around when I do chores. I'm convinced they think they are helping...
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    First time layers.... I think our girls mad!!

    I'm convinced my girls (all new to laying) are all insane. My leghorns try to intimidate each other out of of their nesting boxes with a pterodactyl scream. Then they move in to the others former box. I'm convinced that one of them is only happy if she's sitting on two eggs. I had to remove...
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    Nest Box for Orpingtons

    My two orpingtons are BIG girls and they just started laying. I had the same concerns you do, but the 12 inch boxes haven't been a problem. Good luck.
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    First Egg Countdown

    Out of my ten girls, Pinky started laying at seventeen weeks and Blanche laid her first egg today at nineteen weeks. They are my only leghorns. I hope the other eight are taking notes!
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    Wedding photo update~ Don't one person yell at me/ coloring my chicken

    I just hosted my son's wedding reception at my house. the colors were purple and white. I made a purple beaded chandelier to hang over the purple wedding cake with edible flying butterflies and pearls. We made a large candy buffet lit up by strands of blinking lights. I thought that I had...
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    First Egg !!!! And a question

    That is so great! How nice to get eggs before you even anticipate them. Mine are almost 18 weeks. One of ten is laying. Several others are making strange noises and investigating the boxes. I check on them numerous times each day just in case. I can hardly wait till more of them lay. I...
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    Maple laid her first egg today! Pic

    Well I think Pinky is making up for the fact that her first effort was less than stellar. She squacked for hours in the coop and made a little nest in the corner. Finally she came running out, hopped on a huge tree root we use as an outdoor roost, and let the first egg plop in the mud about...
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    Maple laid her first egg today! Pic

    Congratulations. This is a red letter week for egg laying. My leghorn, Pinky, also just started laying. She has layed an egg a day for the last 6 days. She is the first of ten pullets and she makes sure everyone knows how special she is. The last two days she has climbed in her box several...
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    My new chickens are broken!

    Mine like string cheese, raisins, and melon rinds. They also love scratch. Good luck!
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