LGBT chicken keepers?

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@Ihavesomechickens They will. They're really bad at recognizing passive/micro aggression but regular kind they're usually on top of. (Actually it looks like said post is already gone.) I'm sorry you're dealing with that. <3

I'm glad to hear you're healing up well, and that your chickens are due to lay soon! How old are they? Mine are getting ready to start soon too. Maybe they'll start laying on the same day. <3
They are 18 weeks on Wednesday. I wasn’t expecting them to start showing signs so soon, but it looks like my other 2 EE pullets aren’t going to be laying for quite awhile.


The owner of the thread of happened in locked it for the time being to discourage the trolls from coming back for more. Between me and the other people being harassed, we probably reported the trolls 20~ times. The OP is reaching out to a moderator now, so maybe they will finally notice.
 

TheOddOneOut

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:frow Hello! Hope y’all are doing well!
I am a teen, and kinda still figuring it out, so not sure if I’m LGBTQ+ yet, if you know what I mean.
But I am totally a supporter and ally! I’m so glad there’s a thread.
I hate it how people are terrible to other just because they are different.
Well, cya! I have a flock of six BTW! Gonna get eggs any day now!
 
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:frow Hello! Hope y’all are doing well!
I am a teen, and kinda still figuring it out, so not sure if I’m LGBTQ+ yet, if you know what I mean.
But I am totally a supporter and ally! I’m so glad there’s a thread.
I hate it how people are terrible to other just because they are different.
Well, cya! I have a flock of six BTW! Gonna get eggs any day now!
Hello! I hope you have had a good day today.
 

TheOddOneOut

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That’s disgusting. I actually couldn’t even go check on the chickens in the middle of a hurricane because I had chicken feces on my only good rain jacket. We have all been there.
Yeah, it was gross. The dumper is a Buff Orp named Melody. But I call her a Butt Orp. She’s the spawn of the devil, that one.
 

WallyBirdie

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:frow Hello! Hope y’all are doing well!
I am a teen, and kinda still figuring it out, so not sure if I’m LGBTQ+ yet, if you know what I mean.
But I am totally a supporter and ally! I’m so glad there’s a thread.
I hate it how people are terrible to other just because they are different.
Well, cya! I have a flock of six BTW! Gonna get eggs any day now!
Good luck with figuring things out, and enjoy your flock!
 
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SnapdragonQ

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This is the first year I've started gardening out there.

I am snickering about you talking about good size gardens and me having a lot of space... I'm a nut who has corn in 1 corner of an 4x8 garden... lol

Right now the way my 4x8 is:
8 sq ft is popcorn (4 / ft, 2 seeds in each hole not thinned)
4 sq ft cherry tomatoes ( 1 / ft, 2 died but have not been replaced)
4 sq ft "Big Boy" tomatoes (1 / ft, died and was replaced with cutting)
6 sq ft Jalepenos (1 / ft, 2 died I believe, none replaced)
2 sq ft Bell Pepper (1 / ft, 1 died leaving 1 plant, not replaced)
8 sq ft was planted with carrots, harvested entire harvest of 3 carrots, re-planted 4 sq ft with cilantro, has not come up yet.

So I still have a solid 4 sq ft block that is empty as well as the spots where the tomatoes and peppers died.

Next year:
Putting a cattle panel hoop over the 4x8 garden.
Making 2 modified 3 sisters gardens, likely 4x4 ft each. One will be corn and beans, the other will be sunflowers and beans. No squash as I want to be able to get into the garden to pick the beans.
Putting up another cattle panel like a fence with 3 supporting t-posts to put summer squash on.
Will re-plant the 4x8 garden with tomatoes and peppers, and that may be all that goes in there during the hot part of the year. Apparently Basil grows well under tomatoes, so may do that on the south side. The hoop is to drop strings from and train the tomatoes and peppers up so stakes and cages are not needed.

I do have 11ish acres, but most is pasture for the horses and trees. Working with what used to be the lawn for the old rundown house that is out there as the garden area.

I do have plans for the area wrapping around the house to make a "secret garden" with fruit trees and eatable flowering plants. I want to put in an 8 foot privacy fence made by stringing high tinsel from wood posts and then training blackberry bushes up them to make a living wall. I figure that will be more effective at keeping things out than a real fence would be plus berries!
Lol...and I'm snickering right back because I also started with a small square foot bed and was enthusiastic enough to be seen from space. :D Things got bigger as I went along and figured out what worked for me and it sounds like you have excellent plans going forward. Oh and if you haven't experienced it yet, the seed catalogs that arrive snail mail in Dec/Jan really will have you drooling and make you plot and plan on graph paper (or scribbled on make do graph paper) like a mad person. Those around you will come to recognize this as gardening withdrawal and have them begging Ma Nature to bring early spring weather because they fear for your sanity.
Love the bramble fence idea, and corn in a Sq Ft bed?? :bow
What kind of horses? A couple of us have horses too.

@jolenesdad ...I am not surprised you are excited by a worm egg! (and have the equipment to produce such a good pic!)

@Ihavesomechickens I don't know what the word was but I'm sorry. Mean people suck. Trolls suck too and there are plenty of those around. Glad to hear the hand is mending.

And I guess I should have asked first if it was ok to hang out here some. I like open, accepting, and nice people and did not mean to barge in. Mention gardening or horses and I just start yammering. **blush**
 

KikiDeAnime

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I'm excited! The ducks eggs will be arriving tomorrow(finally!!).

Also, surprisingly I got defended at the store by an off duty cop from a crazy dude. Not saying what it was about because it's a bit personal.

The hens are starting to start up laying again after the heatwave finally passed.

Our broody hen is still a cranky broody so hoping she takes to the duck eggs tomorrow. Not holding out hope for all the eggs to hatch but at least she'll have had something to sit on. I'll also be glad if at least 1 hatches. Wilco still have chicks so I can get a chick or 2 in case only 1 duckling hatches.
 

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