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    F squared luvs oeufs


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    Quote Originally Posted by sdJETSetter View Post
    Great info, and no, i wasnt aware of that.... Only 2 years of eggs seems like a lot of work for a lifetime of elderly care for them.
    No elderly care... 2 years of eggs, and then "Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner!"
    Last edited by GandWFan; 07-30-2013 at 12:05 PM. Reason: spelling

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    Quote Originally Posted by GandWFan View Post
    No elderly care... 2 years of eggs, and then "Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner!"
    Uh huh. Looks like some old girls can lay into their teens. I plan on massaging their beaks, and rubbing their thighs to keep them happy to extend egg production.

    Do you work for Tyson?

    Chickens usually don't simply "stop" laying eggs when they get to a certain age, but they will lay fewer as they get older. That said, most laying breeds will lay more or less productively in backyard terms for five or seven years. We know of one ancient buff orpington cross who still lays an egg occasionally at 17 years old!! Factory farms slaughter their poor layers at a year old or so because those girls might lay a couple fewer eggs a week. Laying one or two fewer eggs just isn't usually important in backyard terms, even if you don't regard your hens as pets, but a commercial entity, a factory farm, sees "financial sense" in killing their all their one or two year olds and bringing in fresh chattel. Those poor birds, even "free range" commercial hens, may never have seen a blade of grass in their short lives!

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    Quote Originally Posted by quantum View Post
    a bunch of coqs in here


    Ok, not bad. I got the reference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fishooked View Post
    Ok, not bad. I got the reference.
    You live out in the sticks, right? Wanna start this together and we can compare notes and evolve into legitimate eggers?

    Ill start a facebook and everything?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sdJETSetter View Post
    You live out in the sticks, right? Wanna start this together and we can touch each other's eggs and evolve into legitimate woodpeckers?

    Ill start a facebook and everything?
    Last edited by Hitman Harris; 07-30-2013 at 02:06 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hitman Harris View Post
    Possibilities:

    "A JI coast to coast eggstaravaganza"

    "Two coasts, one eggventure"

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    Quote Originally Posted by sdJETSetter View Post
    You live out in the sticks, right? Wanna start this together and we can compare notes and evolve into legitimate eggers?

    Ill start a facebook and everything?
    What would the name of the Facebook page be?

    "Men Who Choke Chickens"



    I actually wouldn't mind it (kids love animals) but we have lots of predators here. Lots.

    Foxes, raccoons, bears...even some tales of coyotes (which I've never seen).

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    Quote Originally Posted by sdJETSetter View Post
    You live out in the sticks, right? Wanna start this together and we can compare notes and evolve into legitimate eggers?

    Ill start a facebook and everything?
    This is the most creative way of saying "I want to feel your sperm swimming in the dirty murk of my anus" I've ever seen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fishooked View Post
    What would the name of the Facebook page be?

    "Men Who Choke Chickens"



    I actually wouldn't mind it (kids love animals) but we have lots of predators here. Lots.

    Foxes, raccoons, bears...even some tales of coyotes (which I've never seen).
    We could get a few extra(mean ones) with razor fittings for their digits, and saber attatchment for their beaks to protect the flock.

    Duh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jets Things View Post
    This is the most creative way of saying "I want to feel your sperm swimming in the dirty murk of my anus" I've ever seen.
    Oh you and your penises

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jets Things View Post
    This is the most creative way of saying "I want to feel your sperm swimming in the dirty murk of my anus" I've ever seen.
    Im confident with my manhood to talk chickens with other men.

    Also, Fish and I have known each other since the elementary years.

    I crave no sperm

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fishooked View Post
    Oh you and your penises
    Pfft. He couldn't spit it up there with a straw?

    Quote Originally Posted by sdJETSetter View Post
    Im confident with my manhood to talk chickens with other men.

    Also, Fish and I have known each other since the elementary years.

    I crave no sperm
    I...I have so many questions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fishooked View Post
    Ok, not bad. I got the reference.
    In memory of Borgo. He would have wanted it that way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jets Things View Post
    This is the most creative way of saying "I want to feel your sperm swimming in the dirty murk of my anus" I've ever seen.
    That's a bit over the top, even for you, no?

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    My husband and I have often joked about getting chickens--after seeing them running around a yard in south Austin. But he's too sick to look after them and I'm too busy. We throw around the idea every once in a while, though it's about as viable as my non-existent vegetable garden (a dream for the future).

    Re: predators, we have a lot here, too. You just need a coop with chicken wire across the top to keep them out.

    Our local magazine had an article on raising backyard chickens. I'll see if I can find it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quantum View Post
    That's a bit over the top, even for you, no?
    He holds resentment due to the Kerry Rhodes Gay possibilities thread. We sparred.

    Quote Originally Posted by Lone Star Lady View Post
    My husband and I have often joked about getting chickens--after seeing them running around a yard in south Austin. But he's too sick to look after them and I'm too busy. We throw around the idea every once in a while, though it's about as viable as my non-existent vegetable garden (a dream for the future).

    Re: predators, we have a lot here, too. You just need a coop with chicken wire across the top to keep them out.

    Our local magazine had an article on raising backyard chickens. I'll see if I can find it.
    Thanks...ive decided to do a lil research too. I was mainly concerned with the nail trimming, and vaccines, which ive come to learn arent that bad at all.

    Why procrastination on the veggie garden? Can only speak for myself, but it brings a lot of joy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quantum View Post
    That's a bit over the top, even for you, no?
    No such thing.

    Quote Originally Posted by sdJETSetter View Post
    He holds resentment due to the Kerry Rhodes Gay possibilities thread. We sparred.
    Oh yeeaah. Your opinions are still wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jets Things View Post
    This is the most creative way of saying "I want to feel your sperm swimming in the dirty murk of my anus" I've ever seen.
    +1

    Totally Brokeback Tebow style. God bless!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timmy® View Post
    Neighbors have them, I collect the eggs when they are on vacation. I like hens, not roosters at all.

    The predator thing - foxes, weasels, hawks, coyotes-even neighborhood dogs.Get ready to lose some and hope you don't lose them all at once.

    Our neighbors also had problems with them pecking on each other - I'm not sure of it was the roosters doing the pecking or the hens pecking each other.
    Some of their backs were bare and bloody. She actually made little denim shirts for the ones that were picked on.

    Seems like a pain in the azz- and if you make them pets there's bound to be heartache every know and then. Another family had one struck by lightning.
    The problem was so obvious that they didn't see it: They had the wrong pecking order.

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