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Old 02-13-2012, 03:44 PM   #21 
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My sisters and I incubated three Barred Plymouth Rock eggs and two hatched! We raised them for a couple of month and then gave them back to the farmer who gave us the eggs. He has a flock? of BPRs but he can always tell which hens were the ones we gave him because they're very friendly and they jump on his back when he's feeding the chickens. Their names are Spatch and Cluck Cluck. We also incubated Peking ducklings for him named Pedackadoo and Squeegle.
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Old 02-13-2012, 06:22 PM   #22 
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I have about 20-23 chickens.
3 Jersey Black Giant Roosters
<7 Jersey black giant Hens
1 Americauna X Coukoo Merans Roo
2 Leg Horn Hens
1 Austolorp Hen
1 Coukoo merans Hen
2 Americauna Cross Hens
2 Bantem Cochins
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Old 02-18-2012, 07:34 PM   #23 
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I LOVE chickens. :) My friends just don't understand. They have such varied personalities and are so entertaining. I used to raise them and show them for 4-H. Now my mom has taken over the flocks. We have two flocks with one rooster each. I've lost count since I no longer live at home, but I know we have wyandottes, americaunas, bantam cochins, and a couple other bantams. They're for eggs and pets only. I have two girls left over from 4-H who just turned 7 years old. One still lays an egg occasionally. :)
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Old 02-24-2012, 12:42 PM   #24 
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Haven't checked this lately!

My friends also don't understand and they are amazing pets. Unfortunatly we have had some trouble with a fox who has gotten 4 of my hens. Also some of my younger unsexed chickens are showing their gender. 2 turned out to be roosters and the third is unknown. I love my barred rocks especially my one rooster he is a sweety and the other one twigs who I still don't know the gender of. Praying for a female. Also hoping to get some new chicks in the next few weeks!
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Old 02-24-2012, 12:44 PM   #25 
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We used to have around 10-12 hens and a couple of roosters. Unfortunately, a fox (we are in the middle of the suburbs) got in and killed every single chicken except for the mum and her three chicks locked in their house.

Now we only have the three chicks (very much grown up now) left. The two roosters decided one day they hated each other so one lives by himself and the other lives with his sister.



This is a photo of dad Brutus and his harem (RIP). Brutus was hand-reared and one of those roosters who would kill you soon as look as you. Unfortunately for him, he was all of maybe 12 inches tall haha.

We aren't supposed to have roosters here, but these guys were a sort of oops hatching so until someone says something they shall stay.
Is your one rooster a speckled sussex? I really want a sussex rooster as I absolutly love my female and would love to get more of them!
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Old 02-28-2012, 03:30 PM   #26 
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Got some baby chicks! Just thought I would show them off here! One of the feed stores I go to will be getting in some Speckled sussexes, Brahmas and I think cochins the end of March. Really hoping to go get a few more!
We got six babies, but one of them got trampled over night and died. Poor babies freaked out the first time the flash went off and went and huddled in that corner.





The two yellow ones next to the blacks are buff orpingtons, the black ones are Astralorps and the small one in a Deleware. Hoping all turn out to be hens.
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Old 02-28-2012, 03:52 PM   #27 
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Is your one rooster a speckled sussex? I really want a sussex rooster as I absolutly love my female and would love to get more of them!
I think they are mutt Mille Fleur chickens. The original stock we got them from was pretty inbred so I don't know what else is in there.

One of our roosters has decided to start crowing incessantly so who knows how long it is before someone dobs us in to council.
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Old 02-28-2012, 04:21 PM   #28 
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Upon closer inspection he does look like a mille fleur, but his coloring reminds me of a sussex. Very handsome boy regardless actually all your chickens look very pretty!
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Old 02-28-2012, 05:15 PM   #29 
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Haha they were mostly hand-reared that lot, or out of our hand-reared hen so they were super friendly. My mum actually slept with Brutus the rooster in a sock in her bed as he would spend all night cheeping.

The three we have now were essentially hand-reared but one rooster and the hen are petrified of me and won't come within a couple of metres of me when I go in their yard.

The other rooster, Percy, has an arrangement. When I tell him to go to bed he is allowed to wait at the door of his hutch to have a fight with my foot. Then once he's had enough it's off to sleep.

We went through a period where the vet thought we were crazy chicken people after we had a week-old chick operated on when he had an injured foot (he lived 2-3 years after that with a little leather booty on his gimpy leg).

Chickens are awesome pets. Mine used to love following me around the yard, and they are so funny to watch when they don't know anyone is around.
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Old 02-28-2012, 05:52 PM   #30 
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Got some baby chicks! Just thought I would show them off here! One of the feed stores I go to will be getting in some Speckled sussexes, Brahmas and I think cochins the end of March. Really hoping to go get a few more!
We got six babies, but one of them got trampled over night and died. Poor babies freaked out the first time the flash went off and went and huddled in that corner.





The two yellow ones next to the blacks are buff orpingtons, the black ones are Astralorps and the small one in a Deleware. Hoping all turn out to be hens.
OMG these are adorable <3 I don't know if anyone else has tried this, but when I raised chickies for my grandma, if I put my hand in at about their height, and spread out my fingers, they'd all huddle under my hand, with their heads sticking through my fingers and fall asleep. <3 It was priceless.
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