Getting the flock out of here - a diary of a crazy chicken man

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ozexpat, Dec 25, 2012.

  1. Bens-Hens

    Bens-Hens Chillin' With My Peeps

    As a former soldier, I totally get their purpose and what they are capable of. I know farmers have a need, and I know some places are just that dangerous that it's hard to feel safe without a firearm, saying that I would not raise a family in a place where I 'needed' one to stay safe.

    Maybe I have just seen enough bad things in my time to look at them differently. Plus, our laws here changed very quickly after the Port Arthur massacre in 1996, so we have had time to get used to the idea of not having them around as readily as other countries.

    Seriously though, I love chickens, and how cool is hatching :)
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  2. Ashburnham

    Ashburnham Chillin' With My Peeps

    I quite agree with you Ben. I am also an ex special forces soldier, and 30 years in law enforcement have shown me what guns can do.
    But each country to their own i suppose.

    xxxx M
  3. GhislaineDel

    GhislaineDel Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 25, 2012
    New England
    Oh I do hope the duck eggs fare better at Thanksgiving! I've never done any incubating so I've no experience there. My first attempts will be with the quail. I just need at least one decent cage built first. I did pick up a little hamster cage yesterday that ought to come in handy for a bird or two if needed. It cost all of $1.
  4. maryhysong

    maryhysong Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 24, 2012
    Claypool, Arizona
    I'm not big on hand guns; I have a very old semi auto .22 rifle because I need it to protect my animals. In the past five or six years I've killed about 9 stray dogs that were killing my birds, 4 skunks doing the same, a rattle snake that was only a few feet from my back door. I don't see why anyone _needs_ one of those high power jobs with a 40 round clip tho.
  5. VioletandBodie

    VioletandBodie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 11, 2010
    Idk I gun competivly and it makes me happy its a sport where I can stand right next to my guy friends and then call them a wuss when ive outshot them. My dad I also bond over going to the range we do own high capsity clips because its easyer then reloading small ones and you dont need to constently mess around in a dirty area with flilling and stuff. and alot of them we dont even use but have kept because there interesting or have amazing history (mostly my gradfathers guns) there never loaded unless being used and are always in a safe that even I dont know the combo for. We dont even hunt I persnally see no good reason to kill a wild animal for sport.

    so anyways how are all the chicks doing? and the kids and wife? also did I see that Berni isnt doing so well? well if he is I hope hes recovering well
  6. piglett

    piglett Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 22, 2012
    i just got my wife a pink hello kitty rice cooker
    she really digs it & it looks great in the kitchen
    next year i plan on painting her little toyota truck purple
    i'm thinking it will be easy for her to find it in the parking lot at work :)
  7. piglett

    piglett Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 22, 2012
    that for me would be grounds to not have ANY of those kids back to the house
    problem solved.
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  8. piglett

    piglett Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 22, 2012
    wish i could attend OZ but the timing is off at this point

    maybe some other time Mate
  9. lindz8504

    lindz8504 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 24, 2013
    Blue Ridge Mtns in NC
  10. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    no worries pig. There will be others

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