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Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by BBQJOE, Nov 5, 2015.

  1. BBQJOE

    BBQJOE Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got my first flock of chickens from a guy about 8 miles away.
    He had everything. Chickens, guineas, turkeys, you name it.
    I bought like 24 hens and a rooster from him. They were grown and laying, and I paid him $5 bucks a piece.

    He gathered them up with a net, and we stuffed them into boxes, and drove them home to their new coop.

    One died a week later and he replaced it, no charge.

    It took them about two weeks to acclimate to their new surroundings and start laying again. Before I knew it, I had eggs coming out of my ears.
    Fortunately, I worked in a restaurant and was able to sell the extras to the locals who absolutely begged for them.

    One day at the grocery store, I ran into "Pops" the little old man who sold me the birds.
    He asked how they were getting along, and if any more had died. I told them they were doing great, and all were still alive.

    He then asked, you're not eating them though, right?

    I told him no way. Well, not really. I mean a leg here, and a wing there...

    You should have seen his face![​IMG]
     
  2. Rod-T

    Rod-T Chillin' With My Peeps

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