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Old 04-12-2012, 12:05 PM   #171
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I just love the "Chicken Chronicles." The first time I became aware of this thread was when you were making clothes for them to keep them warm in the winter. I was laughing so hard I had to go back to page one and read the whole thread.

Having worked with 4-H kids, I know it can be dangerous to name farm animals. But not in this case. Giving the girls names makes them more lovable. Thanks for adding humor to my life. Everyone needs a good laugh every so often.
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Old 04-20-2012, 06:28 AM   #172
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Okay, this might be TMI--we kind of thought when we got chickens they "might" keep the garter snake population down...the well at the farm is a shallow well so snakes like it. We don't like the snakes. Unfortunately, the chickens haven't quite caught on to how to catch snakes...and, dare I say, they claim that snakes taste like chicken. Yesterday was devoted to teaching the chickens about snakes...(and no, the chickens are NOT spoiled--just because I grind their veggies, make them clothes, bring Harriet/Myrtle in the house when there are chickens on TV, and the other Big Chicken butchers snake for them, does NOT mean they are spoiled...tomorrow Myrtle and Harriet are taking a road trip to do some clean up at the other house around the flower beds, but they are NOT spoiled)....(which reminds me, I think the cornbread I made for them is cool enough to run through the food processor with the broccoli and carrots...).
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Old 04-20-2012, 07:12 AM   #173
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They are looking so fancy!

So, did they eat the butchered snake?
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Old 04-20-2012, 09:09 AM   #174
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What do you dislike about garter snakes? They eat small things, like mice. Personally, I like garter snakes.
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Old 04-20-2012, 09:22 AM   #175
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They are looking so fancy!

So, did they eat the butchered snake?
They did! TL--the problem is they sneak into the well...we aren't keen on that...
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They did! TL--the problem is they sneak into the well...we aren't keen on that...
Aha, I wouldn't want snakes in my well either.
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Old 04-20-2012, 12:53 PM   #177
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If I could play the "chicken polka" that plays when I open my b'day card, I'd play that for all of you...dah-dah-dah...dddd. Love it!
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Old 04-23-2012, 05:43 PM   #178
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It was an "April snow storm" day here today. The girls and Rocky decided the barn was where they wanted to spend the day...or so I thought until about 4:00 p.m. I looked out the window (where my computer is) and about 10-15 ft. from the end of the driveway (which is 250 ft. long), what do I see? A lone little red hen. I don't like the chickens going down the driveway, so I grabbed some ground veggies and ventured out. In my best "chicken calling voice" I said "hiiiii--what are you doing out there? I have treats!" The little red hen looked at me, did an aboutface, and crossed the road. I went out to the barn to count--all my girls and Rocky were accounted for in the barn. For this, they got the treats. The question is whether my neighbour's rooster sent the little red hen as a spy to see if he could get some of our chickens to defect or was this little red hen looking for refugee status?
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Sooo, not your little red hen...she doesn't know what she is missing.
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Old 04-23-2012, 07:26 PM   #180
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Sooo, not your little red hen...she doesn't know what she is missing.
I'm thinking she was hoping for refugee status...
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