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Old 08-10-2012, 02:23 PM   #451
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Hooray!!
I love a happy ending!!
Y'know....you have a nice way with words.
I think you oughta write a book about the adventures of you and your chickens!
Thanks, Hoot. You have no idea how happy I was to find her. She is one of my favorites--I love her distinct "coo."
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Old 08-10-2012, 02:24 PM   #452
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Hooray!!
I love a happy ending!!
Y'know....you have a nice way with words.
I think you oughta write a book about the adventures of you and your chickens!
I agree.

Write a book.
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Old 08-10-2012, 02:37 PM   #453
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That's a terrible story to tell to a heart patient. But the ending slowed my heart rate down. Poor Millie. As for the chicks, how is Pebbles doing? I hope he wasn't one of the lost ones. It is not unusual to lose some of the chicks. The strongest ones will peck the weakest ones or chase them away from the food.

I remember as a kid, if we had a brooding hen, and she had less than a dozen eggs under her, we would take some from some of the other hens that had only one or two and slip them under the brooder. Some of the eggs wouldn't hatch, and some of the hatched chicks wouldn't make it to adulthood. We were always looking for at least a dozen chicks making it to hen/rooster status. Only one rooster at a time though in the yard. Any chicks that were roosters ended up in the pot. My job was to hold the bird while the axe came down. Nothing like learning at an early age where your food comes from. I have no problem with slaughtering animals for food as long as it is done quickly and humanely.
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Old 08-10-2012, 02:43 PM   #454
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That's a terrible story to tell to a heart patient.
Sorry, Addie, didn't mean to stress you. I've been holding back sharing stories because I didn't have happy endings until today.
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Old 08-10-2012, 03:18 PM   #455
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Sorry, Addie, didn't mean to stress you. I've been holding back sharing stories because I didn't have happy endings until today.
Having had chickens in my life as a kid, I love Millie, Harriet and all the others as much as you do. A farm kid never names the farm animals. They are there for food purposes. But sometimes you just can't help it. I had 4-H kids that delivered their animal, raised it by hand and then had to sell it. You can bet those animals were pets and had names. We all want to hear about the Girls. Even if it is not happy news. Chicken Chronicles has to be my favorite thread. And my heart is just fine.
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I agree.

Write a book.
Write a book, add pictures and you can include some recipes for your favorite egg dishes we will all buy it!
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I want an autograph copy.
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I've been thinking about it...you'll be the first to know.
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