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Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Wisher1000, Jul 28, 2012.

  1. ronott1

    ronott1 Daily Digest Guru Premium Member Project Manager


    This is so True! I tend to stay away from Treads at belittle new to chickens Folks.
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  2. subhanalah

    subhanalah Overrun With Chickens

    I have not personally experienced this (to my face) but I have had very respectable private conversations with people about these things.

    The main reason I asked was because I read a website that said a hen is either a female chicken over one year old or one that has started laying.

    It's just easier to type "hens" because I have pullets not "pulleys".

    And what you say about exclusion is true.

    Every group has them. Hope everyone can appreciate my anecdote here.
    My Imam told us once (or maybe I've heard it more than once, the guy's a comedian lol) that Islam is the most inclusive religion but Muslims can be the most exclusive people. This is true with all great groups and faiths...what makes anyone think keeping chickens would be any different!

    Some are more prone to judge than others, I pray for their burdens to be eased. Amin.
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  3. chickisoup

    chickisoup one Blessed chicki Premium Member

    [​IMG] [​IMG] Congrats subhanalah!!!
  4. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe True BYC Addict

    Nov 23, 2010
    St. Louis, MO
    It happens in all walks of life. But, as said in so many words, no one was born an expert at anything.

    It does get a little old when a first time poster asks a question that has been answered a thousand times and the information could be found here or just googled.

    And glad you're getting hen fruit for your efforts.
    Last edited: Jun 26, 2014
  5. Wisher1000

    Wisher1000 Bama Biddy

    I thought about SCG today...


    160 quarts!
    Last edited: Jun 26, 2014
  6. Latestarter

    Latestarter Chicken Obsessed

    Mar 18, 2014
    North East Texas
    [​IMG] but would that hold a 50 pound turkey do you think? I bet a stray guinea would fit for sure!
  7. Cynthia12

    Cynthia12 Always Grateful Premium Member

    Apr 11, 2010
    Why do some things have to be so tough?! Ey :D

    Pullet = baby chick

    Hen = baby chick grown up and laying eggs. I don't care what the experts say..:p I've called my girls..pullets, until they start laying, then I call them hens.

    Some old farmers could care less..they call them chickens all their lives, Baby chicks, pullets, hens, cockerels, roosters...they don't care, they are chickens. Instead of .. look at that little's look at that little chicken. :D
  8. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    I actually sat on the front porch this evening - noticed some little crawly things wandering around on me. Decided to check the fern basket that had housed a House Finch family. [​IMG] Mites, mites, and more mites - sprayed the basket with insecticide and then flushed it with water out on the lawn. Hope that I killed the mites and not the fern. [​IMG] They've nested in the fern baskets several times over the past couple of years without any problems. I'm not certain that they will be welcomed back.
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Ugh crawlies, oh barf [​IMG]
  10. ronott1

    ronott1 Daily Digest Guru Premium Member Project Manager

    It is the Show stuff that has the definitions. I think it is much easier to say Hen and Rooster. Rooster is frowned upon but acceptable.

    [​IMG] It must make showing them easier.

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