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Our four hour chicken hunt.....

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by ChickenChik, Jul 9, 2010.

  1. ChickenChik

    ChickenChik Songster

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    Well we are on our 4 hour trip to pick up 2 silkie hens. They are the closest that we could find. Oh yeah I'm not sure I'm not the only one but when going down the road I look at every house/shed and think oooo that would make a nice chicken coop or ooo they have chickens/ducks!!! I love road trips but we won't be home until about midnight tonight. Ugh the things we do for these birds.
     
  2. kasey08

    kasey08 Aunt Kasey's Farm 8 Years

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    what color? i have blues and whites [​IMG]
     
  3. ChickenChik

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    Buffs. We currently have white, black, splash, and partridge.
     
  4. Tigerjane

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    Quote:Wow, that's some determination! I drove nearly two hours each way to pick up my chicks from Ideal Poultry so they wouldn't have to endure being shipped. Maybe this is normal behavior among chicken owners? [​IMG] Enjoy your road trip!
     
  5. ChickenChik

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    Haha we can't find any buffs around here. It is actually the hubby who wants them. We will be driving 4 hours ONE WAY!!! Ugh
     
  6. Cetawin

    Cetawin Chicken Beader

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    I do the same thing when I am on a road trip....I ooooh and aahh and think of how I could easily modify it for my birds. LOL

    Don't feel bad...I drove 5+ hours from KY down to GA to pick up (2) 7 week olds Orps, a 3 yr old Orp and 28 hatching eggs. [​IMG]
     
  7. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Quote:Welcome to one of the sub-clubs of chicken keeping! I do that ALL the time! I've found a location close enough to my office at work for me to drive there and sit in the car with my lunch whilst watching the free range chickens on a small city block. The best day was watching a hen with 13 chicks meandering through various houses' front yards.
     
  8. curtsey13

    curtsey13 In the Brooder

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    You should talk to my husband! He drove 3 1/2 hours one way to pick up 3 Orpington hens!! We couldn't find any nearby - - the kicker was that there was road construction and he had to detour through center city NYC!!! Not a very pretty drive!! And on the way back one of the chicken went bathroom within 10 mins of the drive - - he called me because it was 95 degrees out - - the question to open the windows and sweat or suffer the smell [​IMG] Anyway - the hens are thanking him by laying eggs almost daily!! [​IMG] The things we do for our chickens!!!
     
  9. <------possibly driving 5 hours from Louisville Kentucky to Illinois this coming weekend for some Lavender Silkies [​IMG]
     

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