Now what?

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by Timberlane, Jun 2, 2011.

  1. Timberlane

    Timberlane Out Of The Brooder

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    I got my start this year in chickens because I wanted to reduce the amount of ticks in my yard. I aquired 3 older laying hens that no longer produce. My plan was to test the waters with them to see if they would survive, but not keep them through the winter, and get new girls to lay. Everything is going very well so far. I have worked out how to keep them safe from my dogs and so far the wildlife has left them alone. I have made a few mistakes. The first one was naming them, the second was falling for their funny and entertaining personalities. They follow me around the yard all the time; even when mowing! There is no way now that I can get rid of them...Ana, Rhoda and Isles are here to stay...Dang it![​IMG]
     
  2. pnuts

    pnuts Chillin' With My Peeps

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    you need to get them a coop..
     
  3. 3goodeggs

    3goodeggs pays attention sporadically

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    yep.
    you've been chicken brained. It is a subtle form of brainwashing.
    No known cure.
     
  4. mychookschick

    mychookschick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You're in for it now! No one warned any of us about the dangers of this endeavour and now... Well, the rest is history. No escaping it! Actually I really like it... [​IMG] But this is just what my family is doing! [​IMG]
     
  5. BooBear

    BooBear Chicken Cuddler

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    Yep, they are quite personable and entertaining. The next symptom is chicken math.[​IMG]
     
  6. ChiknMama

    ChiknMama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Time to build a nice home for them and all of the future members of the family [​IMG]

    At times I am thankful for limits on chickens where I live or I would be in SOOOO much trouble [​IMG]
     
  7. Gargoyle

    Gargoyle Overrun With Chickens

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    My Coop
    As soon as you name them, it's all over. [​IMG]
     
  8. NYRIR

    NYRIR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:[​IMG] So THAT'S what happens!
     
  9. thefishery

    thefishery Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yes chicken math! I started out the same way, wanting to control ticks. We got 2 and now we've got 46 and it's even divided out to 5 ducks!
     
  10. Timberlane

    Timberlane Out Of The Brooder

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    Well, my Dad and I just finished building the new chicken coop. It is all painted and ready to move to it's final location. This morning the girls were out in the yard and I called them to the back door and they came running! They are so funny! I am in so much trouble![​IMG]
     

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