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Discussion in 'Where am I? Where are you!' started by jchny2000, Dec 18, 2012.

  1. hogster160

    hogster160 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would love to live off the grid, currently whole house is electric though, no gas. jealous
    I hope all is well with your chickens.
     
  2. SallyinIndiana

    SallyinIndiana Overrun With Chickens

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    I think you have to call and such. I know I was able to order chicks for a March delivery way before the new yr even started.

    I went back to their FB page, it looks like they started taking orders in early Nov. in 2012 for the spring hatches.
     
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  3. CCCCCCCCHICKENS

    CCCCCCCCHICKENS Overrun With Chickens

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    It really depends on what breeder you get from. Every breeder has their own price.I have never seen higher than $10 a chick, but i havent emailed every breeder on the ABC. I usually buy hatching eggs and their is a pretty well know breeder in illionis and he only want $25 for a dozen eggs, some breeders want $45 for a dozen. I am going to email some other breeders soon, i will let you know what some of them are asking.
     
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  4. strssdmom

    strssdmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I love the coop! That is a brilliant "upcycling" idea. I will have to think about that for our play set when the kids get a little older.
     
  5. SallyinIndiana

    SallyinIndiana Overrun With Chickens

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  6. CCCCCCCCHICKENS

    CCCCCCCCHICKENS Overrun With Chickens

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    Paul smith, a very very well known and respected breeder ships AM chicks. I just emailed him to ask him how much he charges per chick. I am not sure how much he charges as I have never bought directly from him, but do have some of his lines. I want to buy some him eventually though. I am pretty sure he ships day old chicks.
     
  7. Mother2Hens

    Mother2Hens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Too Fast~ I posted this before, but I don't think you were smart enough to read it (Just Kidding!!) [​IMG]
    Dr. Lesley Rogers, Professor of Zoology at University of New England, Australia
    t is now clear that birds have cognitive capacities equivalent to those of mammals, even primates.”
    Rogers LJ, The Development of Brain and Behaviour in the Chicken (Wallingford, Oxon, U.K.: CABI Publishing, 1995, p. 217).
    Dr. Joy Mench, Professor of Animal Science at University of California at Davis
    “Dr. Joy Mench, Professor and Director of the Center for Animal Welfare at the Univ. of Calif. at Davis explains, ‘Chickens show sophisticated social behavior….That’s what a pecking order is all about. They can recognize more than a hundred other chickens and remember them. They have more than thirty types of vocalizations.’”
    Specter M, “The Extremist,” The New Yorker, April 14, 2003, p. 64.
    Dr. Chris Evans, Professor of Psychology at Macquarie University, Australia
    “Chickens exist in stable social groups. They can recognize each other by their facial features. They have 24 distinct cries that communicate a wealth of information to one other, including separate alarm calls depending on whether a predator is traveling by land or sea. They are good at solving problems. ‘As a trick at conferences I sometimes list these attributes, without mentioning chickens, and people think I’m talking about monkeys,’ Mr. Evans said.
    Perhaps most persuasive is the chicken’s intriguing ability to understand that an object, when taken away and hidden, nevertheless continues to exist. This is beyond the capacity of small children.”
    Grimes W, “If Chickens Are So Smart, Why Aren’t They Eating Us?” New York Times, January 12, 2003.
    Dr. Christine Nicol, Professor of Veterinary Science at Bristol University, England
    “‘They may be bird brains, but we need to redefine what we mean by bird brains,’ she told the British Association Festival of Science at Leicester University. ‘Chickens have shown us they can do things people didn’t think they could do. There are hidden depths to chickens, definitely.’”
    Ananova, “Chickens ‘Not Just Bird-Brains,’” September 11, 2002.http://www.ananova.com/news/story/sm_668673.html
    Dr. Bernard Rollin, Professor of Animal Science at Colorado State University
    “Contrary to what one may hear from the industry, chickens are not mindless, simple automata but are complex behaviorally, do quite well in learning, show a rich social organization, and have a diverse repertoire of calls. Anyone who has kept barnyard chickens also recognizes their significant differences in personality.”
    Rollin B, Farm Animal Welfare: School, Bioethical, and Research Issues (Iowa State University Press, 1995, p. 118).
     
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  8. CCCCCCCCHICKENS

    CCCCCCCCHICKENS Overrun With Chickens

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    thats really interesting. I always thought my chickens were smart, and just had their blonde moments like anyone else. but never thought they were that smart!
     
  9. vickichicki

    vickichicki Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thunder That is a rather pretty looking coop.. Job well done :thumbsup
     
  10. vickichicki

    vickichicki Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would say around 4 weeks old is a better age for health stability. I have lost a 2 week old chick before.
    As long as there is not issues with overcrowding after the 4 week mark they should be good to go.
     

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