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Old 12-30-2012, 03:55 PM   #11
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We would love to have hens! But they are not permitted under our city ordinances.
So you get a few girls and you hide them. Do you know how many folks can not have chickens that ave them anyways? Thousands and thousands. Just do not get a rooster. Oh you have to be on very good terms with your neighbors. I live on a corner lot, my next door neighbor is dead and the house is empty and will stay that way for several more years. And the other neighbors love my eggs lol. I have 10 girls.
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Old 01-01-2013, 12:14 PM   #12
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Thanks, I have some time and I going to watch those videos right now
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Old 01-01-2013, 01:30 PM   #13
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Ah those were good videos.
The commercial chicken houses that are fryers - I noticed had way too many chickens - never was it that crowded when I was growing up.

I really had my nose all long when it came to the commercial egg laying houses too. They have come a long ways - I see that what the universities were really doing was studying how many you can put in a cage and they still will live and produce.

And here we all thought they were seeing how many they could put in a certain size cage and would remain top line healthy!

"Just good business."

Might be the most cruel saying of all. Wow!
Oh and the guy that put up a cock fighting business right in the back door of what looked to me - to be a subdivision with a lot of land---- was a red neck!
And even the red necks knows you go to the far corners of really rough farms to do such business.
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Old 01-04-2013, 10:26 PM   #14
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Thanks for posting those videos, Lib! I have started watching, and now I am hooked. Love chickens, wish I could have some myself... my dad used to raise banties and silkies to sit on his waterfowl eggs. (He raised many different kinds of waterfowl, pheasants, and peafowl.) I will never forget one lovely little banty (if I spelled that right) that raised two young peafowl. Watching those huge youngsters follow her and be bossed by her was such a hoot! Such good memories!
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Old 01-04-2013, 11:11 PM   #15
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scarecrowsdrm; I would have loved to have seen those peacocks and little banty.
There was one video about a girl helping out two chicks from a double yolk egg.
I mentioned it to my parents the other day. They were so excited by the whole subject. Mother kept on repeating -
"They told us never to set a double yolk - they won't make it."
"Did they make it?"
"They told us never to set a double yolk - they won't make it."
"Did they make it?"

I noticed the first chick out bled a great deal and the girl was trying to hide it with her hand.

She went back and checked them later and said they were still breathing. Still it was a bit early and the first chick did lose a lot of blood.

I am going to show that video to my parents - she is going to love it!
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I'm so happy you all loved those chicken videos. I've watched them again and still get a kick out of them. I'm really glad I'm not the only chicken "softie" out there.
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Old 01-08-2013, 10:02 PM   #17
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I'm so happy you all loved those chicken videos. I've watched them again and still get a kick out of them. I'm really glad I'm not the only chicken "softie" out there.
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No darlin'---my Dad had the chickens. I did have three escapees from my eyesore redneck neighbor one year and they loved my yard---but their scratchin' in my carefully mulched areas gave me fits. Almost as bad as the armadillo! Rooster Bob (as I called him) loved his freedom and would not be caught and the two girls ended up being predator fodder, I think. The coons always got to their eggs first, and probably got 'em while they were setting under a bush somewhere. Bob lived for at least a year in freedom, crowing from my trees every dawn until he too disappeared. He was a pain in the ass but I missed him anyway. I adore chickens, don't get me wrong, but hubby's idea of a chicken coop would be pitiful (he is no handyman, god luv 'im) and I have no time myself to invest in that and the proper upkeep myself. Soooo many projects, so little time, must pick and choose! But when (and if) I retire, who knows?
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Well.... if ya ever change your mind.... lemme know. Sometimes on Craigslist you can find whole coops for $1 if you haul them off their property. The few I saw were really nice and only needed a coat of paint and maybe some shingles. I saw them AFTER we built ours. Figures, eh? Having too many projects is probably the deal breaker though until you're retired. Anywhooo... I'm sure I'm gonna be in a position to share fertile eggs sooner or later and I've got some nice docile breeds here.
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Now I'm bumping this for EW!!!
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Oh thank you thank you equil. I didn't think about searching for chickens on youtube instead of watching those true crime videos.
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