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Discussion in 'Where am I? Where are you!' started by Nifty-Chicken, Jan 13, 2007.

  1. MossyoakLane

    MossyoakLane Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Funny, my daughter just asked if she could give the chickens last names. She had a list already......Fluffy bottoms, Ruffle Butt, etc..... I told her to go for it.
     
  2. lizanne

    lizanne Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have all sized chickens in my flock, from tiny D'uccles to my LF Cochin. I've never had any problems with them not getting along. That being said, there is something about a big fat hen that I love. At this point if I had a choice between Bantam or LF of the same breed I would get the big one. I would probably have a whole flock of Cochins, if they laid bigger eggs.... [​IMG]
     
  3. lizanne

    lizanne Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Well, I am the same: all sizes in my flock. Also with a preference for the biggest, fluffiest birds (although I dearly love Alice, my 3 year old Silver Sebright). And third, I have one Cochin and I want more just like her!
     
  5. Chickengirl1304

    Chickengirl1304 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just picked up my gold laced orpington and jubilee orpington hatching eggs today, and oh my I didn't realiz how humongous they are! They're even more fluffy and beautiful then I thought. Pictures just don't do them justice. Well anyways I am VERY excited to set them tomorrow when my gold laced brahmas arrive :)
     
  6. Hangtown Farms

    Hangtown Farms Overrun With Chickens

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    how many do you have? I have 12 together so a few snuggle and the rest roost. If you have 5 or 6 you should be fine. mine are fully feathered and our a ok
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  7. Deerling

    Deerling Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I love the big fluffy ones, too! I can't wait to get some English Orpingtons from Deann and I love love love the Cochins and Brahmas. That's why I must


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  8. Hangtown Farms

    Hangtown Farms Overrun With Chickens

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    ok just unpacked 15 silver ameraucana eggs . changed the wafer in the bator and will let the eggs set tonight. tomorrow am in they go
     
  9. tommysgirl

    tommysgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pompadour is the perfect name You could make it 8 syllables by attaching " Sir" to the front and "of ___________" to the end
    Yay!!!! Best of luck with your hatch! Gold/Buff chickens are a requirement. There are hatchery BOs at the feed store...I may be able to sneak a couple into the mix undetected this weekend

    Thanks for all the Bantam info. Do the little girls lay at the same rate as the bigs? When I was little we had a variety of Bantams and a single LF white girl...I am assuming she was a Leghorn. Her name was Shirley and she was my pet. Carted her around in the doll buggy on a daily basis and she went to sleep. Anyway the Bantams didn't like a 6 year old handling them...go figure... and maybe that is why I have the LF attraction. But if you can have twice as many maybe I will become a convert [​IMG]
     
  10. GallusGirl

    GallusGirl Out Of The Brooder

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    I keep banties, they're my favorite! I've had them (on and off) since I was a little girl. I had a RIR for a while as a kid, but she always seemed like she had less personality than my crazy little banties (it might have been the individual RIR hen, she was a hand-me-down farm hen and wasn't well socialized). Regardless, I love that I can easily carry banties around and put them on a shoulder. The small ones fit so nicely in the palm of a hand or the crook of an arm!The hen I had when I was little (Sebright & d'Uccle cross) always got treated like a teddy bear; I would literally set her in the doll house on my doll-sized wicker furniture, pour a little doll-sized teacup worth of water for her and set some berries or grass on a Barbie-doll plate, and I swear that hen would just sit there eating and drinking happily. Maybe I just keep banties for the sake of nostalgia!
    I also like having smaller eggs, because I don't go through eggs all that quickly. Plus smaller chickens = less mess, less feed, and smaller holes in the garden!

     

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