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How it started for me

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by columbusguys, Apr 26, 2009.

  1. columbusguys

    columbusguys In the Brooder

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    While working on one of my other hobbies, family genealogy, I came across this picture of my great grandmother with her chickens and turkey. When I spoke to my grandpa, I told him I never know he lived on a farm. He said he didn't, his mother raised chickens and turkeys in Cleveland. That got me thinking, if she could, maybe I can too...and off I went. Just wanted to share. I hope I come across more pictures so I can identify breeds. I think maybe I can make out a Delaware, but that big turkey is in the way!

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  2. hennypenny9

    hennypenny9 Songster

    I love old pictures like that! My grandma has some of her and "Henny Penny" who was basically a "lap" hen they adopted. And by "lap" hen, I mean, she slept on their laps! Thanks for sharing.
     
  3. nwgirl

    nwgirl Songster

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    That foto is a keeper for sure. What a lovely turkey. I bet it made good eats [​IMG]
     
  4. luvmychicknkids

    luvmychicknkids Canning Squirrel

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    What a cool pic!!!!! And that is a rather large chicken bottom right in front of your grandmother!!!!! [​IMG]
     
  5. cwhit590

    cwhit590 Songster

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    thanks for sharing that pic! i think the chickens kinda look like Brahmas? or Cochins?
     
  6. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    Those be some big birds!!!
     
  7. What a treasure.
     

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