Raising chickens

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I thought I'd start this thread to keep Evo posted on her chickens progress.

Baby chicks first picture
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Chickens as of today (>½ grown)
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Rhody's perhaps ?

Rhody... :redface: :biggrin:
 
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Aww, thanks Don!! Roger is soooo adorable!
 
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I came here looking for why the chickens cross the road :blushing:.
 
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I hoped for a chick pictures - can't say there were none.
 
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How about some chick flicks?
 
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What are you going to do with these? Cause I'm kinda hungry...
 
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Roger is soooo adorable!
Yea. And she's got that Evo look. :!!)
 
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What are you going to do with these? Cause I'm kinda hungry...
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Need I say more?
 
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I came here looking for why the chickens cross the road :blushing:.
lol.
 
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They look so cute and healthy!
 
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Chickens are so funny! I want chickens too! big ones!

though, one thing I dont get is, why do they still lay eggs if the eggs are not fertilised? it doesnt make biological sense!
 
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though, one thing I dont get is, why do they still lay eggs if the eggs are not fertilised? it doesnt make biological sense!
In their normal environment they are being constantly sexually harassed by cocks, in effect there is no such thing as not fertilized egg. In other words - mechanism that would stop lying eggs would not give them any evolutionary benefits.
 
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In their normal environment they are being constantly sexually harassed by cocks, in effect there is no such thing as not fertilized egg. In other words - mechanism that would stop lying eggs would not give them any evolutionary benefits.
Not only that, they know what could happen if they don't lay eggs.
 
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Not only that, they know what could happen if they don't lay eggs.
I love chicken and dumplings :!!)
 
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I love chicken and dumplings :!!)
Bisquick fluffy cloud dumplings. Not the noodles.

Funny how there are two camps for dumplings. On the TV show, Top Chef, one contestant was to make one of Jimmy Fallon's favorite foods, and one chef got "chicken & dumplings". She made the flat noodle type and he hated it. Jimmy liked the fluffy round dumplings, so the judge told her real dumplings are soft fluffy round puffs, not flat noodle type things, and she almost had to leave the show.
 
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Not only that, they know what could happen if they don't lay eggs.
A "townie" work colleague of mine moved to a house with a big garden, and decided to keep some chickens. Everything went fine, till the egg production started to dwindle and they decided to eat one of them when some friends were visiting.

This was a complete disaster - effectively, raw chicken foir dinner. The guy didn't realize that a chicken that has spent its life running around outside has a lot more muscle and a lot less fat than one bought from a supermarket!
 
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A "townie" work colleague of mine moved to a house with a big garden, and decided to keep some chickens. Everything went fine, till the egg production started to dwindle and they decided to eat one of them when some friends were visiting.

This was a complete disaster - effectively, raw chicken foir dinner. The guy didn't realize that a chicken that has spent its life running around outside has a lot more muscle and a lot less fat than one bought from a supermarket!
Years ago when I still had a lot of "townie" in me, it wasn't a old hen but a old rooster. Live and learn I guess. :redface:

btw It was well cooked but had the consistency of my shoe sole.
 
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Rhody's perhaps ?

Rhody... :redface: :biggrin:
Yep, they look like a Rhody-Sussex cross..
Our hens were out free ranging, having a great ol' time, kicking up leaves
looking for grubs. A notagoshawk swooped down an ate one of our Rhody's. :frown:
 
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Yep, they look like a Rhody-Sussex cross..
Our hens were out free ranging, having a great ol' time, kicking up leaves
looking for grubs. A notagoshawk swooped down an ate one of our Rhody's. :frown:
I haven't gotten around to making a predator proof cage outside the coop yet so they haven't experienced the outdoors. This afternoon when I was tending then, I opened the coop door and watched them come to the doors edge an look out but were afraid to come out. However [STRIKE]George[/STRIKE] Roger came, took a look out, put her head over the door jam and got ready to jump out. I said, "Hey". She's smart and changed her mind. Good Chicken.

BTW I covered the floor with wheat straw a few days ago to give them some scratch.
 
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Yep, they look like a Rhody-Sussex cross..
Our hens were out free ranging, having a great ol' time, kicking up leaves
looking for grubs. A notagoshawk swooped down an ate one of our Rhody's. :frown:
Nooooo! :cry:

I haven't gotten around to making a predator proof cage outside the coop yet so they haven't experienced the outdoors. This afternoon when I was tending then, I opened the coop door and watched them come to the doors edge an look out but were afraid to come out. However [STRIKE]George[/STRIKE] Roger came, took a look out, put her head over the door jam and got ready to jump out. I said, "Hey". She's smart and changed her mind. Good Chicken.

BTW I covered the floor with wheat straw a few days ago to give them some scratch.
George is another of my favorite animal names! Protect my baby! Make sure they don't go out in the open where notagoshawks can get them.
 
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Protect my baby! Make sure they don't go out in the open where notagoshawks can get them.
When I get their outside pen completed, it'll be covered just for that reason. Roger will be in good hands.
 
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Here's Roger this afternoon.

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And with her friends.

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Now she's showing off.

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Nice looking brood, Don :approve:! Did all of them survive their chickhood?
 
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<Gasp> He's beeutiful!!!! I have the fist male egg laying chicken. :approve:
 

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