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Post  sanderson on 4/14/2015, 12:37 am

Rose, I looked at the BTE thread but didn't se any. Gosh, they are cute.

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@southern gardener wrote:Momma hatched out 4 of the 16 eggs.  A couple didn't make it, some eggs were duds. We adopted 4 chicks that were the exact same age, and snuck them in when the others were hatching. This has been SO much fun. I have several vids on the BTE page of them.  Here she is with them all tucked in for a nap Smile
Oh brother. The page is flipping my pics again!! sorry!!

Oh my goodness, adorable!  I love how they stick their little heads out from mom.
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Post  R&R 1011 on 4/14/2015, 2:07 am

I totally forgot to post pics of my babies.  I picked up my 10 just over 2 weeks ago.  All are doing great so far, had a couple pasty butts the first few days.  My daughter picked out the australorp as her chicken (who is very friendly), and so far the other 2 friendliest girls are the golden comet and the dominique.  My easter egger hates me...

Day I brought them home


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My golden comet, the friendliest most curious of the bunch, Alice
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Post  sanderson on 4/14/2015, 2:53 am

Thank you for sharing. Little Alice. Love her.

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Post  AtlantaMarie on 4/14/2015, 9:05 am

AAWWWWE...  They're adorable!
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Post  southern gardener on 4/14/2015, 11:31 pm

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@southern gardener wrote:Momma hatched out 4 of the 16 eggs.  A couple didn't make it, some eggs were duds. We adopted 4 chicks that were the exact same age, and snuck them in when the others were hatching. This has been SO much fun. I have several vids on the BTE page of them.  Here she is with them all tucked in for a nap Smile
Oh brother. The page is flipping my pics again!! sorry!!

Oh my goodness, adorable!  I love how they stick their little heads out from mom.
It's so funny how they stick their heads out isn't it?? She has 8, and the heads poke out all over! When they get too warm, they sort of draaaaaaaaaaag out of her. So much fun. The grandkids and myself have learned so much watching this hen and her babies Smile
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Post  FamilyGardening on 4/15/2015, 12:30 am

The girls went a little crazy today taking selfies Razz



today In our familygardens the girls stepped out for some fun.......

*DumbNot* got her feathers a bit ruffled! (she is the one that always picks on the lower girls of the pecking order)....I think someone told her off!! Razz



*Red* was Queen of the compost pile! (she is always getting picked on by *DumbNot*.... but today she gave her self a boost of confidence and forage to the top of the compost pile!



*Thunder & Penny* found some left over tasty bits in the dogs dish (*Thunder* the leader of the clan..... sharing.....a snack with *Penny* the very bottom of the pecking order)....its a good day when the Top girl indulges with the bottom girl in a treat!




*Zephyr* was on the hunt for bugs.....chit chatting the entire time!


and....well....*Big Bird* was just plain ANNOYED with me! rofl



Happy chicken keeping!
Rose.....who LOVES the new photo's of you all's Hen's and Baby chicks...CONGRATS!
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Post  sanderson on 4/15/2015, 12:39 am

LOL. Loved your posting.

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Post  AtlantaMarie on 4/16/2015, 7:09 am

Okay, so HOW did they take selfies???  I know about the octopus who can take photos of the folks who come to see him, but chicken selfies?

Or do I need more coffee to get my brain in gear?

Adorable, btw!
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Post  boffer on 6/5/2015, 2:21 pm

I was looking at a pictorial list of the most expensive home in each US state.

The house in PA was the only house not shown.  Instead, they chose to show this out-building on the property.



My first house probably cost less!  Note the caption.  I guess rich folk have aviaries, and the rest of us have coops!  Razz
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Post  Marc Iverson on 6/5/2015, 2:29 pm

Some of us just have Walmarts. Very Happy
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Post  littlejo on 6/5/2015, 2:37 pm

My chickens would know that they were living in high cotton! They would be scared to death!
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Post  sanderson on 6/5/2015, 4:42 pm

Any one living on that estate probably wouldn't go out and collect the eggs. They would probably have designer birds for show. Very Happy

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Post  boffer on 6/5/2015, 4:56 pm

@sanderson wrote:Any one living on that estate probably wouldn't go out and collect the eggs...

I would guess that they have hired help for such menial tasks!  Wink
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Post  sanderson on 6/5/2015, 5:21 pm

silly me Forgot!

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Post  Kelejan on 6/5/2015, 7:35 pm

It's funny how top of the pecking order often indulges the lowest bird.  Have any of you thought, when in a group, about the dynamics of tha t group? 

I know that in elephant families there is a pecking order, and also in wolf groups. Alpha male and females etc. and usually everyone "knows their place".

I had a friend whose husband thought we should all be like ants or bees, everyone should know their place and they should be happy with it. I guess he believed in the caste system in India and the Class system in England. etc. His idea of a peaceful world.

Just loved your pictures, Rose. Very Happy
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Post  sanderson on 6/17/2016, 3:06 am

On Facebook:  http://www.wimp.com/disabled-rooster-takes-other-animals-under-its-wing/?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=video/

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Post  countrynaturals on 6/17/2016, 12:35 pm

Great video. Thanks for sharing. I yelled at them not to put that rooster back with the others after all that time, but I guess they didn't hear me. Sad (I'll post my chicken pics later -- wait for it --  rofl
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Post  sanderson on 6/20/2016, 7:45 pm

Marie shared this on Facebook and I'm sharing it with you. I wonder if it would be especially nice in winter along with the heat lamps?? Sanderson, who doesn't have chickens Wink
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Post  countrynaturals on 6/24/2016, 11:00 pm

Anybody grow milo (sorghum) for your chickens (and goats)? I'm getting a packet of seeds to try and it will be more than I can use, so if anyone wants to swap for something, let me know. geek
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Post  sanderson on 6/25/2016, 3:29 am

I broadcast sorghum in my BTE strip and none came up. I bought the kind you can pop like popcorn. Hope you have better luck. Maybe follow the instructions?? Embarassed

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Post  countrynaturals on 6/25/2016, 10:00 am

@sanderson wrote:I broadcast sorghum in my BTE strip and none came up.  I bought the kind you can pop like popcorn.  Hope you have better luck.  Maybe follow the instructions?? Embarassed
That's exactly what I was gonna do.  Sad Follow the instructions? That's a novel concept. Maybe I'll give that a try. geek
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Post  countrynaturals on 7/14/2016, 11:48 pm

Finally got our chicken coop extension painted. The main coop was Hubby's big project last year. The yard on the right is for the banties (rescued a few years ago). We're afraid to let them out because of the hawks, so now they have their own protected play area, including trees.


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Post  AtlantaMarie on 7/15/2016, 7:13 am

VERY nice... I'm so jealous... I'd love to have chickens, but our neighborhood doesn't allow for it.
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Post  countrynaturals on 7/15/2016, 10:43 am

@AtlantaMarie wrote:VERY nice...  I'm so jealous...  I'd love to have chickens, but our neighborhood doesn't allow for it.
That's a real shame. Chickens are so much fun and give back in abundance. Cool
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