Old  June 19th, 2017, 2:17pm     #4126
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Like the picture of the hen and her chicks!! By the way, did you see this last week? https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...=.cce791916cda
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  Old  June 19th, 2017, 3:40pm     #4127
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The devout cowboy lost his favorite Bible while he was mending fences out on the range.

Three weeks later, a chicken walked up to him carrying the Bible in its mouth.

The cowboy couldn't believe his eyes.

He took the precious book out of the chicken's mouth, raised his eyes heavenward and exclaimed, "It's a miracle!"

"Not really," said the chicken. "Your name is written inside the cover."
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  Old  June 19th, 2017, 4:26pm     #4128
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Like the picture of the hen and her chicks!! By the way, did you see this last week? https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...=.cce791916cda


I did see that. I often see photos of people hugging and kissing their poultry on fb. Very risky behavior.

What they don't seem to realize is all fowl have salmonella. Because chickens have such a high internal temperature (105° F.) the bacteria are kept in check. But once it enters a 98.6°F. body, it multiplies like crazy.

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  Old  June 19th, 2017, 4:33pm     #4129
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Oh, hello!
I wish there was a Chicken - English dictionary.

This year I was taught a word that I think means "hello."
It sounds like bah-ROO, with the ROO higher pitched.

My hens say it when they come up to me. And sometimes they say it when they leave. Maybe it's like "shalom"? (hello/goodbye?)

One hen will walk across the yard when I catch her eye and say bah-ROO.

At first I thought it meant "come here." But for that particular hen, she comes to me because she loves to have her throat scratched.

And "bik-bik" means "move! I'm coming through.) There's no question about that one. I use it all the time to get them to make a path for me. Otherwise they are like cats ... figuring out where I'm going and getting in my way.

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  Old  July 9th, 2017, 1:39am     #4130
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Chicken Football!

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ERROR: If you can see this, then YouTube is down or you don't have Flash installed.


Article: http://www.wideopenpets.com/chicken-..._medium=manual

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  Old  July 9th, 2017, 9:56am     #4131
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Cute interpretation.
We play a similar game here, but use spaghetti.
That way you can really follow the "ball" action.

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  Old  July 9th, 2017, 3:45pm     #4132
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Just a pic of a mom with her chicks.



Precious!
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  Old  July 16th, 2017, 3:54pm     #4133
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Pudgie the Rescue Chicken Becomes Official Mascot of FDNY Football Team

http://www.wideopenpets.com/pudgie-t..._medium=manual

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  Old  July 16th, 2017, 10:23pm     #4135
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Thanks Sparkle! I loved reading that.

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  Old  July 16th, 2017, 10:32pm     #4136
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Pudgie the Rescue Chicken Becomes Official Mascot of FDNY Football Team

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Nice story

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  Old  July 21st, 2017, 6:20am     #4137
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Congratulation to you with the newborn chickens! Btw, how much time do you spend to bring them to this?

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Congratulation to you with the newborn chickens! Btw, how much time do you spend to bring them to this?

Thanks John123john - and welcome to OLS.

Those chicks that started this thread in 2006 have all gone to the great coop in the sky.

I don't do chicks anymore . It takes about 6 -8 months of care to get them to where they will lay eggs.

These days I just get juveniles (4-months or older).

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  Old  July 21st, 2017, 10:47pm     #4139
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Did you get your next batch of juvies??
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  Old  July 22nd, 2017, 9:40am     #4140
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Did you get your next batch of juvies??
It's looking like 2 weeks from now might work out. The Barn had large breeds last month, then they got some Araucanas (rumpless birds that lay blue eggs, but only lay about 3 a week).

They're about sold out of those and next time they will get good layers.

I want to increase the flock while they are still out and running about. Integration works much better when they have lots of room. Come Nov 1, they will all be penned in the back pen, which is 1/3rd the back yard.

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