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ImageSkiekitty
Mar 12, 2018 1:21 PM CST
Name: Toni
Denver Metro, Zone 5
Too many cats!!
Vic - some of the babies are getting quite used to getting their picture taken so they know that if they hold still, they get treats. So they hold still for 2-3 seconds, then they get a mealworm. But, tbh, it's all in the wrist of the camera... LOLLL gaw that sounds arrogant, doesn't it.

Yesterday's swap was a good one. I took 8, brought home only 2 originals but bought another chicken & 10 more itties. The itties were buy one get one free type thing, can't look a free chicken in the beak! And the new chicken is a really pretty girl. She's a bantam, so I may put her in with my bantam cochins. I took:

1 Easter Egger mix (she wasn't the friendliest bird and a bit flighty, so I wanted her gone)
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1 Silver Penciled bantam Cochin
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1 Ixworth mix (not as flighty now as she used to be, but lays ugly eggs)
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4 littles from the December crew & the one EE from the November hatching. I sold the EE mix, the Bantam Cochin (she was my primary chicken to get rid of one way or another.. either I sold her or I gave her to a friend to eat.. I hated that damned bird as she screamed ALL the time. Never Shut Up EVER.) and the 4 littles. Brought home just the Ixworth & the EE from Nov because she had some toe damage. I bought a little blue cuckoo bantam who laid an egg RIGHT in front of me and then promptly ate like 1/4th of my Sonic cheeseburger (the owner said that she never wants to be held.. I held her for over 1/2 hour, doesn't eat out of your hand... she ate like I said, about a quarter of my burger, and then I held her AND handfed her and she ate mealworms out of my right hand while holding her in my left like a football.).

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I may put her in with the bantam cochins tonight. She's about the same size as they are.
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Imagevic
Mar 12, 2018 2:25 PM CST
Name: Vicki
North Carolina
Awesome photo's Toni Thumbs up You couldn't be arrogant if you tried. You've definitely got that wrist action down Big Grin and you are the chicken whisperer Lovey dubby
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ImageSkiekitty
Mar 12, 2018 2:42 PM CST
Name: Toni
Denver Metro, Zone 5
Too many cats!!
oh, I sold a ton of eggs @ the swap, too! At the stores, eggs are running $1.49-$5.49/dz and so I was selling 1/2 dz / $1 and you got to keep the cute little plastic bin I put them in! I had... hmmm.. uh... 10? bins of eggs? So like 60 eggs? Gave 3 eggs to my friend 'cuz apparently, when I went inside the store to go weewee, a little kid was playing with the eggs & cracked a couple. Grumbling Grumbling Grumbling And she was making lunch, so offered them to her (can't beat fresh butt nuggets).. she happily accepted & fried them right up along side her burgers.

This is one day's worth of eggs from 1 coop.
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I was advertising them as "Farm Fresh Buttnuggets! $1 half dozen!" One lady bought 2 dozen and was ecstatic that I accepted credit cards (I have a Paypal reader).
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Imagevic
Mar 12, 2018 2:57 PM CST
Name: Vicki
North Carolina
Fresh eggs are the absolute BEST Hurray!
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ImageArleneB
Mar 12, 2018 3:53 PM CST
Name: Arlene
Grantville, GA
Wow, that sounds cheap for the eggs compared to around here. What a deal. We had Square for Farmer's Market too. So convenient since a lot of people don't carry cash anymore.

Pretty eggs, and that's a lot for a day unless you are selling/giving away. I'm getting a bit tired of eggs...
ImageMaryE
Mar 12, 2018 8:11 PM CST
Name: Mary
The dry side of Oregon
Be yourself, you can be no one else
My stepdad called eggs cackleberries!
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Imagebillyporter
Mar 13, 2018 4:30 AM CST
Name: Sally
Nichols, iowa
Toni,
Great pictures and beautiful eggs at a great price!

Mary,
Rolling on the floor laughing
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ImageSkiekitty
Mar 13, 2018 12:46 PM CST
Name: Toni
Denver Metro, Zone 5
Too many cats!!
sad day. One of John's chickens is definitely a boy, but probably not a very good boy. And since I can't have roosters, he's gonna have to go to Freezer Camp... which is sad 'cuz he's a very nice rooster who doesn't crow. But from what one of my local experts explained, you don't want him to breed because he's not a very strong bird & you don't need bad genetics to be passed down. So, he's gonna be eaten by someone. I know the man who's taking Potluck and I know that he'll be dispatched quickly & humanely and then fed to his family. That's better than him suffering.

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ImageArleneB
Mar 13, 2018 1:45 PM CST
Name: Arlene
Grantville, GA
Oh bummer. Potluck? You give such great names, Toni.
ImageSkiekitty
Mar 13, 2018 2:01 PM CST
Name: Toni
Denver Metro, Zone 5
Too many cats!!
He's such a pretty bird.... makes me bummed.

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Bought a great Groupon of small canvases, so trying to make it so that I can put some of my littles pics on canvas.
Never be afraid of a scar. It just means that you were stronger than something that tried to hurt you.
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Imagevic
Mar 13, 2018 2:55 PM CST
Name: Vicki
North Carolina
He is a beautiful bird.

When we had chickens, we bought 1 day old and a bunch of them so we didn't know til they started growing what the gender was. We did keep one rooster but we ate the rest Crying

Hank literally turned green the first time he killed a rooster. Mom was trying to teach me how to gut them and I got poop all over me. She was good. Did something in the throat and then pulled the entire insides out. It was all pretty disgusting and it stunk to high heaven. I'm glad we don't do that anymore.

It's a shame he's not a good breeder as he's so good looking.
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ImageSkiekitty
Mar 13, 2018 3:16 PM CST
Name: Toni
Denver Metro, Zone 5
Too many cats!!
Vic - I know how to gut them, that's not a problem. Done that in the past. Not even the killing part. It's the plucking part. I don't have a plucker & don't want to rent one for $50 to process 1 bird. Gentleman whom of which is getting Potluck is a great guy & he processes birdies to give to the Hmong community up north. Most of the people actually either came over during the Vietnam war, or are direct descendants of those who did and have passed on (he's a descendant himself). So it's all good to me.

Poor Potluck. C'est la vie.

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Never be afraid of a scar. It just means that you were stronger than something that tried to hurt you.
My new Etsy shop - handmade jewelry by ME!! http://www.etsy.com/shop/OjodelGato
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Imagevic
Mar 13, 2018 3:18 PM CST
Name: Vicki
North Carolina
Dipping the chickens and pulling the feathers was really stinky.
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Imagebillyporter
Mar 14, 2018 5:14 AM CST
Name: Sally
Nichols, iowa
Aw Toni,
Tell John I'm sorry he lost his chick.
I can see by his pictures how cocky he is, no pun intended. I agree he's a he. and he is beautiful!
What a great guy Potluck has been honored.
Laughing over the funny!

Vicki,
That made me laugh! I never cleaned chickens, but I did help pluck and clean ducks. I liked it strangely enough for a young child.
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ImageSkiekitty
Mar 19, 2018 2:55 PM CST
Name: Toni
Denver Metro, Zone 5
Too many cats!!
it's been horrible. Absolutely horrible. Big R, the big-box feed store that I ended up getting.. 40? chicks from KNOWINGLY!!! was selling sick chicks! I didn't know until *AFTER* I bought the last batch.. and then they told me bad advice! I've lost well over half of ALL the chicks I had.. all that I got from Murdoch's locally here in Parker (4 the first time, 6 the second) and then most of the itties I got from Big R. UGH!!!!!!!!

But one consolation is that I did pick up some micro dinos from a local lady here.. adn they all seem to be doing quite well!!

https://photos.app.goo.gl/gGh63jN34GsH1egy1
Never be afraid of a scar. It just means that you were stronger than something that tried to hurt you.
My new Etsy shop - handmade jewelry by ME!! http://www.etsy.com/shop/OjodelGato
Buy some of my photos! http://www.catsonkeyboards.com
"I've seen better acting from extras in Godzilla movies!" - Calculon
ImageSkiekitty
Mar 19, 2018 4:06 PM CST
Name: Toni
Denver Metro, Zone 5
Too many cats!!
here's a really cute video on how chicks are just like kindergardeners!



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lGvV-ha6x7Y&feature=youtu.be
Never be afraid of a scar. It just means that you were stronger than something that tried to hurt you.
My new Etsy shop - handmade jewelry by ME!! http://www.etsy.com/shop/OjodelGato
Buy some of my photos! http://www.catsonkeyboards.com
"I've seen better acting from extras in Godzilla movies!" - Calculon
ImageArleneB
Mar 19, 2018 7:04 PM CST
Name: Arlene
Grantville, GA
Whoa, I hope you complained! That's awful that they knowingly were selling sick chicks.

New ones are so tiny. It will be interesting to see them grow. Do you know what kind?
Image9kittymom
Mar 19, 2018 10:03 PM CST
Name: Susan Coker
Bartlesville, Oklahoma,zone 6a
That was an absolutely adorable video. Just loved it. Lovey dubby
Imagevic
Mar 20, 2018 4:23 AM CST
Name: Vicki
North Carolina
Cute video Toni and that is awful about selling sick chicks Crying
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Imagebillyporter
Mar 20, 2018 4:48 AM CST
Name: Sally
Nichols, iowa
Wow, I am so sorry you lost your chicks. They better refund your money and quit selling sick ones. People fall in love with them whether they buy them or not.
Cute video, lol!

I forgot to say how cute your new ones are! Love the long wing on the one. Kind of like the hair styles these days with the swooping bangs, lol!
A small town has no secrets except itself
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