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Old 07-27-2011, 09:39 PM   #76
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It's so fluffy!

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Old 07-27-2011, 11:45 PM   #77
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They're so cute!

When I was a kid, my dad bought a bag of chicken feed and got 52 baby chicks for free. We had a great big barn and a huge room up in the loft area with stacks of wooden boxes for hens to lay their eggs.

As the chicks grew older, we found out that 51 of them were roosters and there was just one hen.

Leah, what's that red thing on the plate?

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They're so cute!

When I was a kid, my dad bought a bag of chicken feed and got 52 baby chicks for free. We had a great big barn and a huge room up in the loft area with stacks of wooden boxes for hens to lay their eggs.

As the chicks grew older, we found out that 51 of them were roosters and there was just one hen.

Leah, what's that red thing on the plate?

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Your Dad got taken by the oldest trick in the feedstore trade. Even non-sexlinked chicks (sex linked = boys and girls are different colors on hatching) can be sexed with 90% accuracy immediately after hatching. Most people don't want roosters (unless they like fryers) so they pawn them off on unsuspecting customers.

The red thing on the plate is a reptile heat rock. It gives them something to snuggle up with. For the first week they need 95F temps - in nature Mom would provide this under her wings. The genetic compulsion for this must be pretty strong - all the biddies are trying to get under each other's wings. Too cute watching them tumble each other over !
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Rusty - I feel your pain about your cars. We've got our 'historic' volvo 240 parked on the street and people complain about it, even though it's legit.

And yes, we've only got two drivers in the family. Just <3 love car at my house.
Ooooooo... Nice!

Goldie gets parked in the driveway, plus she doesn't sit anywhere long enough for any complaints. She's a good girl - my daily driver.

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Ooooooo... Nice!

Goldie gets parked in the driveway, plus she doesn't sit anywhere long enough for any complaints. She's a good girl - my daily driver.
Dr Hicks - I love that color and you really keep it nicely!
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Dr Hicks - I love that color and you really keep it nicely!
Thanks! The Hipsters - all of them half my age - are both jealous and proud of me.
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Thanks! The Hipsters - all of them half my age - are both jealous and proud of me.
Oh, The Hipsters. Undefinably and Contrarily Hip. The other side of the coil to The Goth. We lived in Portland, OR and fit in just fine with our 240 sedan. On the Eastern Shore of Maryland we get a few looks - must be an exotic out here in the country.
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Oh, The Hipsters. Undefinably and Contrarily Hip. The other side of the coil to The Goth. We lived in Portland, OR and fit in just fine with our 240 sedan. On the Eastern Shore of Maryland we get a few looks - must be an exotic out here in the country.
I think you need to know that... wait for it... I just got new center caps and put them on Goldie today.

Is that cool, or what?!?!?!?!
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I think you need to know that... wait for it... I just got new center caps and put them on Goldie today.

Is that cool, or what?!?!?!?!
I can appreciate it because I have a box of OEM lug nuts that we got to put on ours
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three days after their arrival we had a sudden chick death. One of the Easter Egger chicks went beak down and toes up. Cause of death, unknown. Autopsy was cancelled due to chick being tossed into the trash can.

The other four ladies moved out into their summer digs today (the garage). This was because I woke up this morning to find two of them walking around my dining room.
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