Old  May 21st, 2017, 12:56pm     #4126
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And the second choice for the darker hen would have been the Wyandotte. They are so pretty.

OMG - too much chicken time!!! LOL Love it!
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  Old  May 21st, 2017, 1:49pm     #4127
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This is Heidi, my only Buff Orpington. She must weigh about 10 lbs.
To her left is a (white) Leghorn - who weighs barely 4 lbs.





There are 5 Red Sex-Links here. One is very light and does look like a Buff Orp. In the foreground is a Plymouth Rock and the Silver Laced Wyandotte is in the center.





So after they ate some Wild Bird Seed and kitchen scraps out in the sun, everybody headed to the back of the yard to chill out for awhile in the shade ...










I couldn't go in and take a shot or they would have come running - despite having just eaten, they are always eager to see what's next. I am loved for the food I bring.

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  Old  May 21st, 2017, 11:06pm     #4128
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Love the pictures! All your girls are so pretty. I'm sure your girls love you for more than food.

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  Old  May 22nd, 2017, 2:30am     #4129
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Great photos! We have hawk problems too. Kittens and puppies have disappeared over the years.

Funny video here and what your yard would look like if you had a few other critters in it. The lady at the end of the video cracked me up.

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  Old  May 22nd, 2017, 12:09pm     #4130
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Thanks for all the pictures. The new girls are beautiful and look so healthy! The older girls all look great too, and I love the different varieties you have now. We were doing a progressive dinner in the neighborhood on Sat. night and the dessert house had 3 hens. A few of us had to go see them, of course. They put up with a flashlight interrupting their sleep. That was better than the night before when a possum got in their fortress and ate an egg and the hens squawking woke up their people! Our host had forgotten to close up something that night and that possum had easy access.
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  Old  May 22nd, 2017, 12:38pm     #4131
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Nice to see you Helen.

I had planned on taking more photos of them enjoying today, but of course, it's raining.

There are so many extraordinary looking chickens, but I prefer the old standards ... regular working girls.

I will tell them you said they are beautiful. Right now they are all hiding under things.


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We've been watching The Great British Baking Show lately, and when they contestants make pastries and tarts, one of the judging values is to not have a soggy bottom crust.

My husband does the head count at night and when he comes in afterwards, he usually says "all 18 are there,.

But on a rainy day, he'll say "we have 18 soggy bottoms accounted for."

Just makes me laugh.

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Jogku on America's Got Talent, 5/30/17

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  Old  June 10th, 2017, 9:53pm     #4133
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Just a pic of a mom with her chicks.



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  Old  June 19th, 2017, 1:13pm     #4134
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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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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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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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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, 3:33pm     #4138
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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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