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I'm not going to be the one to tell her.

Post in 'The Inglenook' started by Mrs. Krabappel, Feb 13, 2012.

  1. eclecticcottage

    eclecticcottage Minister of Fire

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    Nice pics! I can't wait to get my chickens! I still need to decide on breed, I'm thinking Barred Rocks, Rhode Island Reds or Americauna.

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  2. Stump_Branch

    Stump_Branch Minister of Fire

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    Have all three here. The two reds we have are witch one and two (cleaned up for public viewing)... also have a silver laced wyandotte. All are quite nice, except the reds, good producers too, but buggers to deal with. The americuanas named peep. The blue green eggs taste the same, but certainly look cool.
  3. Delta-T

    Delta-T Minister of Fire

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    you leave one chicken nugget out on the desk near the computer and next thing you know, your chicken obeys all commands. Not unlike waking up with a horse's head in your bed....think I saw that in a movie one time.
  4. fredarm

    fredarm Minister of Fire

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    Chicken diapers. Funniest thing I've seen all day!
  5. firebroad

    firebroad Minister of Fire

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    Reminds me of an e-mail someone sent me:

    My Favorite Animal

    Our teacher asked what my favorite animal was, and I said, "Fried chicken."
    She said I wasn't funny, but she couldn't have been right, because everyone else laughed. My parents told me to always tell the truth. I did. Fried chicken is my favorite animal. I told my dad what happened, and he said my teacher was probably a member of PETA.
    He said they love animals very much. I do, too.. Especially chicken, pork and beef. Anyway, my teacher sent me to the principal's office.
    I told him what happened, and he laughed, too. Then he told me not to do it again.

    The next day in class my teacher asked me what my favorite live animal was.
    I told her it was chicken. She asked me why, so I told her it was because you could make them into fried chicken.

    She sent me back to the principal's office. He laughed, and told me not to do it again.

    I don't understand. My parents taught me to be honest, but my teacher doesn't like it when I am.

    Today, my teacher asked us to tell her what famous person we admire most. I told her, "Colonel Sanders." Guess where I am now...
  6. Mrs. Krabappel

    Mrs. Krabappel Minister of Fire

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    :lol: Funny thread

    Update: She is currently outside having a dust bath by the shed. She has her own personal rooster, who is *thrilled* to see her. He follows her around and dotes on her.

    However, the african gray is making her best chicken noises, so it's like she's here.

    Diapers :p Yes, there's a bit of following around behind her with the cleaner, but overall it's been reasonable. We put a towel down in her favorite perch spot. She's been more of a PITA jumping up in the middle of a pile of papers or trying to land in the middle of a pizza. Last night I was taking a timed exam and she landed on the laptop keyboard. You'd think she was raised in a barn.

    She does like to peck at my avatar.

    I have 10 chickens right now, though spring usually brinks more. She is a mille fleur/ Belgiun D'uccle with a "beard" and feathers down to her toes. I'd like to get chicks from her this year, hence the roo.

    I've not been overly fond of my Rhode Island Reds, though they are good layers. I don't have any now and likely won't get more.
    For the chicken crowd, I also have a light brahma roo and a buff brahma hen. Jersey Giant, appenzellar, black sex-linked, a little spotted german thing I can't remember the name, americauna, and a barred rock.
  7. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    What, no Buff Orphingtons?
  8. woodchip

    woodchip Minister of Fire

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    I think that was Bob Hope in Paleface........ :)
  9. Pallet Pete

    Pallet Pete Guest

    Kathleen You just made my day ! That is the funniest thing I have seen today lol!

    Pete
  10. jtakeman

    jtakeman Minister of Fire

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    We'll she finally decided it was too cold out since we got the snow. So she climd up to say I want in!

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  11. Mrs. Krabappel

    Mrs. Krabappel Minister of Fire

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    adorable! Mine is back outside. Pretending like we never had our special time. *sniff sniff* But I have a big bucket of new chicks to cuddle.
  12. jtakeman

    jtakeman Minister of Fire

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    She's an older bird and the wife spoils her. She has a dog pen in the basement for her on the really cold nights. We call it florida for the bird. We also have 6 yearlings that brave the cold but with warmth in numbers. One of the little ones is starting to climb the deck stairs after seeing the old hen do it.

    Never a dull moment with critters in the yard! ;-)
  13. woodchip

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    Won't be long and they'll all work out the attraction........ :)

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