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  1. ilvmychickens

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    Life is a Garden, and we are digging it! This is DARBY, Border Collie, 6 yrs old, our first herding Dog! "We are just glad to be here!" This is OREO, about 5 yrs old, our second...
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    Chicken Design Project Needs You!

    Do you keep chickens as a hobby or as a business? Hobby How long have you kept chickens? Six months at my home. How many chickens do you have? 24 give or take it seems to change daily, and some in the incubator due to hatch in one or two days, a brody hen on other eggs... What breed are...
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    Poop, deep litter, dirt run...etc. Indulge me?

    I am glad I found this post... I am late and if I repeat sorry... I have used the shavings inside the coop, but the humidity alone here has made the shavings damp and the I have noted a smell that I have never had before. It is not bad, but I had not noticed it before. I have thought about...
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    New Pics -Hen Haven -Southern Style

    I bow to you sir! Wow! That was so wicked awesome cool! Think I need something like that here, to put my 22 year old in, get him outta my basement... Sweet job, Purdy Work as Cheif would say!
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    Eastern Tennessee Thread

    So with all that has happened I am going to be looking for some more chickens to rebuild the flock. I want to try breeding an "olive egger". I have been told that one would breed a true blue egg layer with a Black Copper Maran. I have Aracuana and Ameracaunas. One Wheaten Ameracuana Rooster...
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    Eastern Tennessee Thread

    Quote: Sorry took so long, in detail, try not to rambel... Our coop is built onto our workshop, so the back wall is the wall of the workshop. Supports (4x4) are set up to hold the roof, and then the (2x4) are set up making the studs for the wall. Inside we have a coop with nesting boxes, a...
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    Eastern Tennessee Thread

    Quote: . Thank you for the words of kindness, and I agree, dogish, like I said, I even checked my own dog! Yes, I went and got some electric fence today right after I found someone to take the eggs the broody hen was on. We have been sharing an incubator with a friend and it is full. Easy to...
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    Eastern Tennessee Thread

    I woke up early this am and got an early start, and I let out the chickens to early, bad move. I went to pick up feed and candle eggs came back to find several missing, feathers everywhere, two injured but in hiding, four carcasses, they were cleaned out pretty good), pullets escaped deep in...
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    hens wanted

    Good luck, If I were closer I would give you some! That is so sweet!
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    New from East Tennessee...

    Quote: A lot of different YES, I had a wonderful chicken lover once tell me to "try all the different breeds out, you will find the ones that mesh best with you needs and personality" She then told me to keep it up and trade them out, just keep the chicken love going. I understand EXACTLY...
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    New from East Tennessee...

    Quote: Thank you for the warm southern welcome neighbor! We are in ROANE. Good luck with the homeschool! We LOVE IT!
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    New from East Tennessee...

    Quote: Your right on the money! Before I ever logged back into BYC, I had four new silkie chicks! lol Thanks for the welcome!
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    New from East Tennessee...

    Quote: A lot of different YES, I had a wonderful chicken lover once tell me to "try all the different breeds out, you will find the ones that mesh best with you needs and personality" She then told me to keep it up and trade them out, just keep the chicken love going. I understand EXACTLY...
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    New from East Tennessee...

    Quote: Thank you and "Howdy neighbor"!
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    New from East Tennessee...

    Quote: Hey thanks checked out the page just a minute ago and checked in! Im in on the best thread ever!
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    Eastern Tennessee Thread

    New to the site, and new to chickens, but loving it! Thank you BYC members, I am in East Tennessee and I am excited to find this thread! look forward to making some contacts! We are working on Silkies blue gene, Ameracauna, liking the Lavendar now and Silver Spangeled Hamburg! We are looking...
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    New from East Tennessee...

    Watching the chickens is entertaining, yet when we watch them we r learning about them too. I like to watch ours as well, chicks r comical! Yet just watching them we don't realize how much we pick up about them. U r learning personalities ect, yet if they ever do get. Sick, or even heat...
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    New from East Tennessee...

    Yes, my obsession is DEFFINATLY worsening, lol incubator already full, new quadry; rebuidling all the brooder boxes/ nesting boxes to fit more chickens n! Lol. I love seveirville, my mothers family are ALL from that area. We lived n kodak many years ago. Once u learn all the back roads to bypass...
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    New from East Tennessee...

    Kids r homeschooled as a project raised a few chickens, kids liked the eggs, mom liked them better then dad liked the silkies! Went from two to twenty.(and growing, dad got an incubator) The workshop outback has a cancerous growth, it keeps getting bigger stronger and now is air conditioned...
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