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post #1 of 55 (permalink) Old 01-12-2012, 08:33 AM Thread Starter
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Chickens?

Anyone here have chickens? Personally I have 21 or 22...I can never get my count right. Anyways if you have any what breeds?
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black sex links
reds
barred rocks
and silkies

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post #2 of 55 (permalink) Old 01-12-2012, 10:36 AM
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Do you raise them to eat or just for "pets"?

I hope that someday once I am out of school and back to work at a decent paying job, we can afford to buy a place with some acres and setup a homestead. We'll definitely be getting chickens.
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My boyfriend and I want to live out in the country someday with a handful of chickens! I can't see us ever needing more than four or five though, we'd just be using them for egg and as pets. There are some mornings when I just don't feel like eggs for breakfast, so I wouldn't want to have so many that we got overloaded! But I do love the idea of having eggs from my own chickens! :) :) I forgot the breed we wanted, but it was a good balance between friendly and being a good layer.

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We actually live in town on 1 acre. They are raised for eggs and pets. They make great pets the biggest problem is it's best not to get to attached. Its okay, but you have to know the risks like disease and predators.
We actually sell our eggs as we get a dozen on average a day sometimes less or more. All depends on who layed the day before and the weather.
I recommend the speckled sussex. I have 1 forgot to mention. She is a sweetie. She is good at laying and always runs up to greet me when I go outside or to their run.

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Yeah, even when you have animals meant to be raised for food, it's hard to not to get attached. I want to do rabbits too but those things are so cute, it'll be hard to eat'em.
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Yeah we hope to get some to eat in the near future. But we have a fox lurking around and it makes me nervous that it might get some of my hens. I have become attached to a few of them.
I just don't see rabbits as being food. They are just so cute and seem like pets..

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haha...yeah, I agree, but they sure are tasty pets.
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post #8 of 55 (permalink) Old 01-12-2012, 06:54 PM
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Oh my gosh. I want this chicken too. It lays GREEN EGGS! http://www.mypetchicken.com/chicken-...aucana-B5.aspx

That is hilarious and amazing!

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We got two easter eggers. They lay blue or green eggs to and are often mistaken for the americauna, unfortunatly they both ended up being roosters so had to get rid of them. My mom wants to get a few of those though.
This is my dream rooster:
http://chicken-breeds.info/wp-conten...ra-rooster.jpg
And my dream hen:
http://adventureswithchickens.files....wyandotte1.jpg

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I got close two 250 game chickens.
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