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    Whats is the magic with chickens ?


    chickens coming home to roost
    dont count your chickens before they hatch
    why did the chicken cross the road
    rare as hens teeth
    what came first the chicken or the egg


    personally I find them boring little creatures




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    Quote Originally Posted by EternalOptimist View Post
    Whats is the magic with chickens ?
    personally I find them boring little creatures
    We started keeping them this year, they're quite good fun actually, but they do tend to die on you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheBigYinJames View Post
    We started keeping them this year, they're quite good fun actually, but they do tend to die on you.
    is that when you put them in the oven? or before?
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheBigYinJames View Post
    We started keeping them this year, they're quite good fun actually, but they do tend to die on you.
    can't you just shoo them off before they pop off?

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    No I would not give you false hope
    On this strange and mournful day
    But the mother and child reu-nion
    Is only a motion away, oh, little darling of mine.
    I cant for the life of me
    Remember a sadder day
    I know they say let it be
    But it just dont work out that way
    And the course of a lifetime runs
    Over and over again

    No I would not give you false hope
    On this strange and mournful day
    But the mother and child reu-nion
    Is only a motion away, oh, little darling of mine.

    I just cant believe its so,
    And though it seems strange to say
    I never been laid so low
    In such a mysterious way
    And the course of a lifetime runs
    Over and over again

    But I would not give you false hope
    On this strange and mournful day
    When the mother and child reu-nion
    Is only a motion away,
    Oh, oh the mother and child reunion
    Is only a motion away
    Oh the mother and child reu-nion
    Is only a moment away

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    Quote Originally Posted by chef View Post
    is that when you put them in the oven? or before?
    No, we don't eat our chickens, but there's no reason you couldn't. They're pets for us, and we are happy enough with all the free range eggs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheBigYinJames View Post
    No, we don't eat our chickens, but there's no reason you couldn't. They're pets for us, and we are happy enough with all the free range eggs.
    you'd let him eat your pets?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheBigYinJames View Post
    We started keeping them this year, they're quite good fun actually, but they do tend to die on you.
    They shouldn't. Have a life span of about 4 1/2 years IIRC. Are they dying of predation, disease, or poisoning?

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    Quote Originally Posted by expat View Post
    They shouldn't. Have a life span of about 4 1/2 years IIRC. Are they dying of predation, disease, or poisoning?
    I can't remember if TBYJ has rescued battery hens or not...but they tend to die quite young - due to the stresses from the battery farming.

    My gardener has a few and loses the ex battery ones quite regularly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by expat View Post
    They shouldn't. Have a life span of about 4 1/2 years IIRC. Are they dying of predation, disease, or poisoning?
    One died of heatstroke, the other was a rescue and had a tumor.

    The more you have (we have about 15) the more will die in any one year from a variety of causes.

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