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What kinds of life lessons have your chickens taught you?

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by Simplethrift, Dec 28, 2010.

  1. Simplethrift

    Simplethrift Out Of The Brooder

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    I write about our chickens and the lessons they've taught my family like (we live in the NE where we are currently under blizzard and high wind conditions):

    The chickens are hunkering down, staying close to family and home and braving the winds with the determined resolution that this too shall pass.

    We learn a lot from our feathered friends.


    Just wondering, have you gathered any bits of insight, any words of wisdom from hanging around your flock?
     
  2. LarryPQ

    LarryPQ Easter Hatch!!

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    Do not chew gum while cleaning the coop.

    If the pants are clean, you will get pooped on.
     
  3. GammaPoppyLilyFlutter

    GammaPoppyLilyFlutter Love Comes with Feathers

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    If you eat your breakfast outside, be prepared to push little thieves off the table
     
  4. Simplethrift

    Simplethrift Out Of The Brooder

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    love the gum one.

    The one about the pants? That works with kids as well, if the pants are clean (or new for that matter) chocolate sauce will appear on them - it's just a matter of time.
     
  5. Simplethrift

    Simplethrift Out Of The Brooder

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    How true, many a sandwich I have shared with my girls (both chicken and human)
     
  6. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    Never plant flowers or veggies next to the run or where ever they will access into....they take the food out of our mouths!
     
  7. texasgal

    texasgal Brood with an Attitude

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    If you're the new kid in town .. expect to be picked on.

    When picked on, don't run sqwalking .. it only makes it worse.

    Jump up on the higher roosts and act like you belong there.
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    When all else fails .. suck up to the rooster... [​IMG]
     
  8. CaitlynNichols

    CaitlynNichols Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:So very true! We had that moment this year which left us empty handed for lettuce and cabbage. [​IMG]
     
  9. bburn

    bburn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    DO NOT wear your tennis shoes into the coop....the shoe strings looks suspeciously like a WORM and you will be swarmed by 12 chickens! Wear rubber boots....
     
  10. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    make sure your rubber boots dont have ladybugs, insects you will be mobbed by the flock!
     

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