Chickens In Ya Window

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  1. scflock

    scflock Overrun With Chickens

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    If you know me, you know what this will be. If you don't, introduce yourself and hang on [​IMG]
    I started with a flock of 4 pullets 6 years ago. I now have 7 pens and 150 chickens. I incubate in a Brinsea Octagon 20 Advance. I have been on BYC for a while, mainly in the Incubating and Hatching section. I'm just making a place where some of my friends can hang out.
    This thread may be DOA, or it may keep going for a while, but I have a certain posting style that may need a section of its own [​IMG]
    Only 2 rules:
    1. Any window left open must be jumped through
    2. Don't be offended when you get [​IMG]ed. It's a sign of acceptance [​IMG]

    Anyway... [​IMG]
     
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  2. Sally Sunshine

    Sally Sunshine Cattywampus Angel <straightens Halo> Premium Member Project Manager

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    Thanks for the invite....

    see how long u can put up with me..... [​IMG]
     
  3. scflock

    scflock Overrun With Chickens

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    That works both ways...

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  4. WalnutHill

    WalnutHill Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Woo hoo! Party time! Anyone who may find certain things offensive...consider yourself warned. My role is to quietly encourage SC's exuberant behavior without him noticing.

    I grew up with RIR layers and CX broilers raised every summer, but after I was out on my own there was a lull while I lived in farming-adverse places. In 1995 we moved to an 1822 farm and started with four assorted hens and a rooster. By 2002 the flock went up and down to 75. By then our peaceful rural area had sprouted wall to wall upscale subdivisions and war was waged against us.

    2 1/2 years through the courts and we prevailed at Michigan Court of Appeals under the Michigan Right to Farm Act, but at huge personal and economic expense. The flock grew to 400 chickens in two new, large coops and the birds were able to pay off the legal bills in about 5 years.

    We now maintain a laying flock of about 150 with seasonal and flock change swings, as well as raise turkeys for the Thanksgiving market.

    I am not prone to jump through windows, but if I find one open I will widen the gap.
     
  5. FridayYet

    FridayYet Innocent Bystander

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    I grew up in SoCal suburbia where chickens came pre-packaged from a supermarket and eggs came from the store. Several years ago I convinced my husband to get a few contraband backyard hens and as they say, it all went downhill from there.

    After the kids moved out on their own, we decided to sell everything, quit our jobs and move to New Mexico. So this is our transition year - I now have a great part-time job working from home, 13 chickens, two dogs,a huge garden and a bunch of cottonwood trees along the Rio Grande.

    I watch who is opening and jumping through windows, and appreciate witty sarcasm.
     
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  6. Sally Sunshine

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    CUP OF CHEESE!!!

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  7. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    Well, I don't jump through open windows, I am too old! But, I will volunteer to close them if the weather gets too rough. [​IMG]

    Is there room for me?
     
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  8. scflock

    scflock Overrun With Chickens

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    If you want to talk to Friday, just look into a mirror and say her name three times [​IMG]
    That's disgusting [​IMG]
    Sure! We try to stay away from the thunderstorms, but a few sprinkles have been known to hit the ground from time to time...
     
  9. FridayYet

    FridayYet Innocent Bystander

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    Of course [​IMG] - but since it seems to be introduction day, anything else we should know about you?
     
  10. Sally Sunshine

    Sally Sunshine Cattywampus Angel <straightens Halo> Premium Member Project Manager

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