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    chickens...

    ta-da.... here it is; the finally finished chicken run/coop. This is what I get to spemd a lot f my time ding nowadays...!

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    Re: chickens...

    Any eggs yet?

    Chip H.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chiph
    Any eggs yet?

    Chip H.
    My Dad was a farm boy at heart, and always set up a little farm wherever he was stationed. Once we had chickens, everynight during dinner they would become excited and cackle, then my father would become excited and jump up from the table, exclaiming, "I'll go see if they are laying or lying." The liars became Sunday's dinner. We also had incubators in the bedroom room, that became weird sleeping through the sounds when they were ready to hatch.

    E-I-E-I-O :P

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    Re: chickens...

    Quote Originally Posted by chiph
    Any eggs yet?

    Chip H.
    Sure!

    We get 2-4 per day, usually... more than enough for us. We give the extras to friends...

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    Re: chickens...

    Quote Originally Posted by gail
    Quote Originally Posted by chiph
    Any eggs yet?

    Chip H.
    My Dad was a farm boy at heart, and always set up a little farm wherever he was stationed. Once we had chickens, everynight during dinner they would become excited and cackle, then my father would become excited and jump up from the table, exclaiming, "I'll go see if they are laying or lying." The liars became Sunday's dinner. We also had incubators in the bedroom room, that became weird sleeping through the sounds when they were ready to hatch.

    E-I-E-I-O :P

    They're actually fairly interesting critters to observe; I couldn't kill any of them for food. But the eggs are great - and we know where they came from!

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    Long ago when I was married we had a couple of acres and my ex got chickens, jersey cow, pig and a couple of horses as well as a garden.

    One of the most bizarre behaviors of chickens that I found out is that they can become cannibalistic. True story: one of our chickens I guess was not liked by the rest and they kept pecking her head until there was a hole in it. It was gross

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    Quote Originally Posted by ColleenC1
    One of the most bizarre behaviors of chickens that I found out is that they can become cannibalistic. True story: one of our chickens I guess was not liked by the rest and they kept pecking her head until there was a hole in it. It was gross
    Having worked on a farm where we had chickens, I lost a lot of my enthusiasm for the animals. Nearly as nasty as pigs , which will eat anything, including each other (and given a chance, you).

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    Re: chickens...

    Quote Originally Posted by ColleenC1
    LTrue story: one of our chickens I guess was not liked by the rest and they kept pecking her head until there was a hole in it. It was gross
    Whence the term, 'pecking order.'

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    Re: chickens...

    Quote Originally Posted by ColleenC1


    One of the most bizarre behaviors of chickens that I found out is that they can become cannibalistic. True story: one of our chickens I guess was not liked by the rest and they kept pecking her head until there was a hole in it. It was gross
    That is generally something lacking in their diet...from memory it is calcium.... ahence they peck....I used to give mine grit..crushed shells. along with vege scraps and their regualr feed.
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    "One of the most bizarre behaviors of chickens that I found out is that they can become cannibalistic. True story: one of our chickens I guess was not liked by the rest and they kept pecking her head until there was a hole in it. It was gross."

    Cannibalism is common among birds; note that predatory raptors prey on other birds as often as on other species. Chickens will eat their own eggs, too - and peck at each other if overcrowded or stressed out.

    Ours live the good life, though! (The have that nice coop I built, a large fenced in run - and we let them free range over our 7 acres - chicken heaven!)

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