Chickens.

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  1. Gina B

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    I like 'em. They make me laugh.

    How about you? :wavey:
     
  2. Salty

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    Don't you have anything else to crow about?
     
  3. Earth Wind and Fire

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    My wife keeps a pen in the back yard....they are like her pets. She even goes on a radio station broadcast in Georgia called " the Chicken Whisperer" She is big into animal rescue, mostly dogs & horses...which explains why I have 3 dogs (2 were adopted cause their blind)
     
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    She sounds like a good woman!

    I love chickens, and can't wait to get some of my own. They are full of personality and can teach us humans a thing or two.
     
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    She is far better than me for sure & by a long shot....she even went to court to keep them when some snooty neighbors tried to make her get rid of the chickens. She considers herself a voice for the voiceless. BTW, she won the court case. Me, I just like fresh eggs in the morning & oh yea, the fertilizer is great for my garden....LOL
     
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    My wife is wanting to get some, she goes crazy everytime we go into Tractor Supply and they have the little chicks. I'm not that crazy about the idea, but I'm sure I'll give in, I always do. I guess I need to go ahead and start looking for some plans to build a good chicken tractor. :smilewinkgrin:
     
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    I love chickens!

    Preferably baked or grilled! :laugh:
     
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    :thumbsup:
     
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    There's always a few in a crowd Salty, always a few. LOL

    I remember my grandmother having a crazy mean rooster. He always tried to chase me and all I had to do was be within a mile. URG!

    Another rooster used to annoy the tar out of me too! Wouldn't shut up. Every morning for hours and hours. One morning it was quiet. We had chicken for dinner that night. The children have eyed me suspiciously ever since.

    We had a slaughtered chicken make it all the way to a neighbors house once. Seriously. Chopped her head off and the neighbors had to let us know where to find our dinner!

    Still, I do love to watch chickens, regardless of dinner plans. :thumbsup:
     
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    When I was a kid - back around 57, 58 time frame, we also had a chicken like that. Bit me once too often. That night I mom gave me the leg! :thumbsup:
     
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    I remember when quite young, being full of horrified fascination when my great aunt lost hold of a chicken after detaching its head with a sharp edge and the body raced about flapping its wings and spouting blood.......
     
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    Well, I guess I will be the contrarian. I was raised on a chicken farm in Missouri, and I DON'T like chickens.
    Really, really messy creatures. Plus roosters chase you, and snakes like to visit the roost to grab eggs.
    However, I do eat chicken and eggs.
     
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    Karen's reply about growing up on a chicken farm reminds me of an old John Anderson tune

    Chicken Truck

    It was mornin' when I left Alabama
    I must a been around in mid July
    Well I got behind a chicken truck from Georgia
    And the feathers were a fallin' like snow out of the sky

    I couldn't get up speed enough to pass him
    And a funny smell was a gettin' close to me
    Somethin' keeps on messin' up my windshield
    And the further I go the harder it gets to see

    Chicken Truck, Chicken Truck, behind it I'm stuck
    Chicken Truck, Chicken Truck, ain't it just my luck
    Chicken Truck on Highway 65
    Well the hens are a squawkin', the roosters are a crowin'
    He's a slowin' me down when I need to keep goin'
    Chicken Truck on Highway 65

    He slowed down and I finally got around him
    On a big long hill just south of Tennessee
    He had a box of Colonel Sanders on his dashboard
    He was eatin' fried chicken and throwin' the bones on me

    Chicken Truck, Chicken Truck, behind it I'm stuck
    Chicken Truck, Chicken Truck, ain't it just my luck
    Chicken Truck on Highway 65
    Well the hens are a squawkin', the roosters are a crowin'
    He's a slowin' me down when I need to keep goin'
    Chicken Truck on Highway 65
     
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    I like 'em, too. My dog like them. He chases anything and when we go out in the woods, there's nothing he loves better than to chase birds and make them fly away. But he just seems to instinctively know not to chase the chickens.

    In fact, he'll go and lie outside the pen and the moment he sees a hawk, will start barking and running around the pen to try to scare him off. He chases a fox off every now and then. The chickens have grown to like him. They'll come over to see him when he comes out.
     
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    Sic 'em on a chicken.
    Sic 'em on a chicken.
    Sic 'em on a chicken and watch them feathers fly

    Sic 'em on a chicken.
    Sic 'em on a chicken.
    Bring out the butter and the flour we're ready to fry.

    My dog Pete is the smallest dog of all the dogs in my yard
    He's a mean son of a gun
    Drinks Beam and water from a broken mason jar

    Sic 'em on a chicken.
    Sic 'em on a chicken.
    Sic 'em on a chicken and watch them feathers fly

    Sic 'em on a chicken.
    Sic 'em on a chicken.
    Bring out the butter and the flour we're ready to fry.


    I heard this awful noise coming outta the woods
    I heard chicken screams and
    Know it ain't gonna be good

    Well I think we lost the chicken
    Think we lost the chicken
    Think we lost the chicken because I just heard a cry


    Think we lost the chicken
    Think we lost the chicken
    but you can get another one for a dollar 79


    In a couple of years his spurs have grown
    He wasn't safe to keep around the house
    When he almost took an eyeball from Lonny's son
    Now I was sitting at home making fig preserves
    And I'd heard that youngen get kicked in the face
    And I knew that that was the day that chicken was going to get what he deserved

    So I chased the chicken
    I chased the chicken
    I chased the chicken and Pete hit 'em from the side

    I chased the chicken
    I chased the chicken
    me and Pete suppered on a home made chicken pot pie

    Sic 'em on a chicken.
    Sic 'em on a chicken.
    Sic 'em on a chicken and watch them feathers fly

    Sic 'em on a chicken
    Sic 'em on a chicken
    I can smell the kitchen and it's almost supper time.
     

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