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    So......do deviled eggs come from evil chickens?
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    Do boiled eggs come from hot chicks?

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    Telling bad jokes is sometimes called "laying an egg."
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    Sorry, didn't mean to ruffle anyone's feather.

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    This guy Mr. Straits was onto something early. Seems he was getting his chicks for free. Now that more people are raising them we've probably spoiled it for him. He probably has to pay dearly now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crashdive123 View Post
    This guy Mr. Straits was onto something early. Seems he was getting his chicks for free. Now that more people are raising them we've probably spoiled it for him. He probably has to pay dearly now.


    Funny, he doesn't look like the kind of guy who would get many chicks at all.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by cowgirlup View Post
    Funny, he doesn't look like the kind of guy who would get many chicks at all.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by cow_rancher View Post
    Chicks, the fuzzy feathery kind, not the babes.
    Arrived this AM, from Meyer Hatchery.
    Ordered 40 sexed hens, and 10 straight run, 52 arrived all healthy.
    USPS tracking sux, they were shipped Monday the 5th, they had one entry stating they were transferred to UPS on the 1st, then they had them arriving yesterday morning and out for delivery last night...
    Here they are, I'm going to be selling free range/organic/fertile/non GMO etc eggs!
    Congrats on the chicks! Sorry you didn't get a shipment of the other type.
    One time I used USPS to ship my tax return in. I paid extra for tracking. They lost it. They didn't completely lose it. Someone at USPS just put it in the regular mail, and it did make it to its destination, they just couldn't confirm it. I had to yell at a bunch of people to figure out what happened. I won't ever use them again if it is important.

    I don't know how much experience you have, but you said that you would have to herd them in at night. You can train them to come in themselves every night. Whenever you move them to a new coop, you lock them in the coop for 3 days. Don't let them out during the day at all. It makes their brains know that the coop is home. Then, you can let them range all they want, and they will mostly come back to the coop right at dusk. Every so often they might get caught out in the dark, and you will have to go find them, but this is rare. One thing about chickens is that when it gets dark, they sit and don't move, no matter what.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kyratshooter View Post
    I generally broke even on the cost of feed and number of eggs collected, but just barely. Fresh eggs are good, but much easier to buy at $3 a dozen from someone that never wants to go anywhere for more than a day, enjoys watching chickens scratch while standing guard or never wants to sleep.
    I solved the problem of vacation or leaving for more than a day by paying a local kid to come check on them. He was 12 or 13, and had chickens himself. He would also feed the dog. But, yeah, you have to check up on the birds at least once a day, and sometimes much more.
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    Therapy Chickens?
    My friends dad has Alzheimers. Can't remember who I am (He's known me 35 years) but knows the chickens' names. Babytalks to them when they let them out in the yard. He hand feeds them. For a little while "Dad" has no anxiety. No agitation. No confusion. Just a big smile as he sits in the middle of them feeding them and "talking turkey" er "chicken".

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    My birds did good work as "service chickens".

    Old lady lived next door was way past 90. She would sit in the yard under the shade tree and the chickens would all gather around her and just hunker down and sit for a while, cluck softly and waddle around a bit. It was like they were having a "hen party".

    The chickens would sit at her feet and let her pet them on the head.
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    The old lady was just too afraid to get up.

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    Y'all know that chickens are just mini dinosaurs (once removed) ....Right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by madmax View Post
    Therapy Chickens?
    My friends dad has Alzheimers. Can't remember who I am (He's known me 35 years) but knows the chickens' names. Babytalks to them when they let them out in the yard. He hand feeds them. For a little while "Dad" has no anxiety. No agitation. No confusion. Just a big smile as he sits in the middle of them feeding them and "talking turkey" er "chicken".
    So... did you know the chicken's names? Because, you know, he could have made up anything or called them all different names all the time, and unless you knew their names, you would have never known. They are very relaxing to watch though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hunter63 View Post
    Y'all know that chickens are just mini dinosaurs (once removed) ....Right?
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    See......I told you so....
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    Oh sorry, wrong kind of chicks!

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