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    Swedish Flower Hen Thread

    They do fine in Texas. You have to have shade trees, and if you need a constant water source if you go on vacation. They are not as good as Mediterranean breeds but better than white rocks, speckled sussex, and buff orpingtons. You might consider buff minorcas which are great layers and...
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    Swedish Flower Hen Thread

    I am still getting eggs. I am in a warm clime though; anyone in a cold climate still getting eggs?
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    Japanese Bantam Thread!

    I suppose I should have used a or a or some such.
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    Japanese Bantam Thread!

    Terry Auckie
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    Bresse Chickens

    I just have to sound a counter warning to beginners- Would you rather have that Opossum dine on a 5 dollar bird or a 100 dollar bird? Start with white rocks then trade up to the blue legs.
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    Japanese Bantam Thread!

    Its chicken pox. Harmless and will go away. https://www.backyardchickens.com/g/i/5564038/food/
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    What predators can roosters actually kill/fend off?

    Buford fought off a full-grwn Husky he did
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    Buff Barred Cochin Thread

    Should be picture of the week.
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    Best Lookin Chicken Contest!

    I think she meant the Pekin.
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    Bresse Chickens

    Either they went to chicken heaven because it taste so good; or they were so disappointed they can't admit they dropped $100 a pop on blue legs.
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    Best Lookin Chicken Contest!

    Beauford: P.O.U.S. [Poultry of unusual size]
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    Just curious who else is living super frugal

    Buying a house on credit was the worst thing I could have done. Of course even if you are free and clear you still owe the local feudal lord his share of your crops.
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    Swedish Flower Hen Thread

    I myself have decided to keep only sfh roos and some wellsummers [very dark egg] and leghorns [white egg]. I will save the sfh eggs for breeding and selling and eat the others.
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    Just curious who else is living super frugal

    Great deal! Do not refreeze after thawing.
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    Comment by 'Spifflove' in article 'Horse Trailer to Chicken Coop Conversion'

    Great job! We were thinking the same thing but you actually did it! I love the grow-out pens.
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