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Post  dixie on 1/16/2012, 11:52 pm

This may belong in Senseless Banter, but I placed my order with Meyer Hatchery for 20 Delaware pullets, 1 rooster, 5 Ameracauna pullets & 1 rooster. They should ship the week of March 20th. I don't know who is more excited, the grandkids or me (probably me).
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Post  Chopper on 1/17/2012, 12:09 am

Very exciting. I keep wanting chicks but I just lay down until the feeling goes away. Too big a commitment plus I am not living in a place that would be conducive. Bottom line: I am jealous! Let us know what happens and of course...pictures.

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Post  dixie on 1/17/2012, 12:18 am

Here's my not-so-famous Chicken Ears picture from the last chicks I ordered. This is a Turken (naked neck). They lay very large eggs, but are just so ugly.

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Post  Furbalsmom on 1/17/2012, 1:06 am

I have never seen chicken ears before. Shocked
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Post  Harry Bosco on 1/17/2012, 2:08 am

@dixie wrote:This may belong in Senseless Banter, but I placed my order with Meyer Hatchery for 20 Delaware pullets, 1 rooster, 5 Ameracauna pullets & 1 rooster. They should ship the week of March 20th. I don't know who is more excited, the grandkids or me (probably me).

I have Golden Red crosses, which are hybrids of the Rhode Island Red. I get bigger than jumbo eggs, and I feed them an Omega-3 feed. The average egg is to have about 200mg of Omega-3, but I think I'm getting about 300 mg based on the size of these eggs.

Love my girls! bounce
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Post  llama momma on 1/17/2012, 4:46 am

@dixie wrote:Here's my not-so-famous Chicken Ears picture from the last chicks I ordered. This is a Turken (naked neck). They lay very large eggs, but are just so ugly.


As one who appreciates quirky I think your little Turken is adorable sporting its funny little crew cut hair doo. What Mother Nature took away in beauty (shallow window dressing anyway) she gave back in very large eggs. Long live Chicken Ears!
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Post  RoOsTeR on 1/17/2012, 7:53 am

@dixie wrote:Here's my not-so-famous Chicken Ears picture from the last chicks I ordered. This is a Turken (naked neck). They lay very large eggs, but are just so ugly.



FINALLY! If anyone has ever wondered about the name nkedrooster...
This picture by Dixie

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Post  Lavender Debs on 1/17/2012, 8:19 am

Awww, lill' baby Turken! Does she grow up to be a TurDuckEn?
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Post  jkahn2eb on 1/17/2012, 8:32 am

That little guy looks like a cross of Sting, Rutger Hauer and Malcolm McDowell.
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Post  janezee on 1/17/2012, 6:37 pm

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Post  NorthWoodsFever on 1/17/2012, 9:13 pm

Congrats on the Delawares!! Your going to love them! Post pics when you can!
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Post  dixie on 1/17/2012, 11:56 pm

I thought nobody loved me any more. I didn't get notification of any replies on my post. The Turken turned into a large, lovely hen that laid jumbo eggs. Sadly she is no longer with us. My Boxer won't even look twice at the chickens when we are outside, but if we are no where around and the chickens are out when he is, he has a tasty lunch.

Now he is banned to the back yard with his best buddy, the pot bellied pig that I had to bottle feed for a while last year. They are so funny together. They even sleep together in the dog house.

They were definitely cuter as chicks. Zar, the Boxer & Kujo the 3 legged wolf are in the background.


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Post  Furbalsmom on 1/18/2012, 1:17 am

@NR wrote:FINALLY! If anyone has ever wondered about the name nkedrooster...
This picture by Dixie



Actually I did wonder, but was not about to ask for fear I might get an answer Shocked
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Post  EatYourVeggies on 1/18/2012, 1:41 am

@Furbalsmom wrote:I have never seen chicken ears before. Shocked



You still haven't Shocked
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Post  RoOsTeR on 1/18/2012, 7:57 am

Dixie, I am glad I'm not the only one with a boxer with a taste for chicken Sad Only mine has no issues at all playing with them in her mouth right in front of you! Evil or Very Mad We have to keep close tabs on Roxie, and she is let out to run before and after all the birds and kitties are put away.
Looks like our boxers have the same markings
Her is my girl Roxanne. She is typically called Roxie, till she is in trouble. Then its Roxanne! Razz






@dixie wrote:I thought nobody loved me any more. I didn't get notification of any replies on my post. The Turken turned into a large, lovely hen that laid jumbo eggs. Sadly she is no longer with us. My Boxer won't even look twice at the chickens when we are outside, but if we are no where around and the chickens are out when he is, he has a tasty lunch.

Now he is banned to the back yard with his best buddy, the pot bellied pig that I had to bottle feed for a while last year. They are so funny together. They even sleep together in the dog house.

They were definitely cuter as chicks. Zar, the Boxer & Kujo the 3 legged wolf are in the background.



And I love your Turkens by the way. Some time this spring, maybe we should organize a "hatching" egg swap! Seems to be lot's of chicken folk round here Very Happy

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