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  1. Shikens!

    Stunning & Large - Golden Laced Wyandotte Rooster 1.5 yrs old, proven, good rooster

    Wow! He is so handsome! I wish I was closer sooooo badly!
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    Does anyone else make up names for your chickens?

    SHIKENS with an S. Hee Hee. I also call them Chookas when I'm calling them or greeting them.
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    Just a Chicken

    That whole post made me all fuzzy and happy and also teary eyed. I don't take offense to "just a chicken". In order for a person to utter those words they either, haven't known a chicken, or haven't taken the time to appreciate a chicken, and those two things are nothing but the total loss of...
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    Check out the new addition to my coop! It's a coop porch! *pics*

    So, I have too many chickens for my coop and run size. Se we got creative and added some space without actually making the run larger. Our coop is 3x4 with 6 feet of roost space and 2 nest boxes and the run is now 8x8 with a 3x4 porch. Also lots of perches in the run that they LOVE! We have 6 16...
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    Official BYC Contest: Worst Chicken Molt Pictures - Fall / Winter 2011 - Ended

    OMG! I am looking through these pics with my fiance (we got our first chickens 4 months ago) and he is making the funniest comments about the molting chickens! " Those bony wing feathers are nasty, they remind me of a fish carcass or something" " HOW LONG DOES THIS LAST???" " Um.... looks like...
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    A tribute to Feetsie the hawk survivor!

    Quote: Thanks! Chickens are so funny.
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    in need of cute names for my new chicks.

    I'll give it a go! I am always thinking up chicken names then cursing that I didn't think of it earlier and considering changing my chickens names, LOL! 1- Acorn 2- (tiny one on the right)- Winkers 3- Thistle or Thimble
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    A tribute to Feetsie the hawk survivor!

    Quote: She is a BLRW with the wrong type of comb. I personally think the little wyandottes with the straight combs are really pretty. We have 2 BLRs with this type of comb and they both have really sweet faces. And thank you!
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    A tribute to Feetsie the hawk survivor!

    Thanks for the comments. We had a very scary day so I decided making a joke out of it would be fun! What is funnier than an overly dramatic, dead serious, gossiping pullet??? You guys have no idea how easy it was to get pics of all those expressions! Feetsie is the queen of chicken DRAMA...
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    OH MY GOD! A hawk just tried to get my chicken right in front of me!!!

    I'm going to do the CD thing. It sounds easy except for the part where my fiance sees me and I have to explain what I'm doing... I'm also growing a huge crop of corn this spring, maybe that will bring in some crows?
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    A tribute to Feetsie the hawk survivor!

    Feetsie narrowly escaped a hawk today. Here is the thread about what happened- https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=578697 And now Feetsie would like to tell you her horrifying tale in her own words- Click the pic to view the slide show OR view the pics below.
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    OH MY GOD! A hawk just tried to get my chicken right in front of me!!!

    I think that's the right type of hawk! Little murderers!!! I wish there was a way to keep these things off my land!!! Thanks mamachicken! No I'm not a writer, just a blabbermouth.
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    OH MY GOD! A hawk just tried to get my chicken right in front of me!!!

    I am shaking from head to toe because of what just happened! A hawk went after my chicken while I was about 6 feet way!!! Here is what happened- I was outside with my six 16 week old chickens. I had let them out to play for a while while I walked around with them carrying my hawk stick. They...
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    Before and....AFTER!!

    This is Fern. 3 days- Now at 16 weeks- She is the little fruit cake in my avatar too.
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    My future father in law met our chickens today... Tragic tale inside.

    Quote: I would love to do this but I can't. I supervise my chickens from a close distance at all times when they are out of the coop. We don't have a hawk problem we have a hawk infestation. I pick up hawk feathers all the time, they perch on my CHAIR, they sit in the tree above my coop just...
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    My future father in law met our chickens today... Tragic tale inside.

    Quote: This is what I normally do to. Or i just wave my arms. Glad my horror brought you some joy. LOL!!!
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    My future father in law met our chickens today... Tragic tale inside.

    Quote: I did this with corn and bread before I discovered the girls would just walk right in if I herded them and it worked 2 days in a row. The third day all 6 chickies stood just outside the fence looking at me smugly then took off when I tried to entice them. Now they wont even pay...
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