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    OK, the best kind of research is to talk to people who have actually kept/experienced these things, so I would love to hear from all you folks who keep or have kept chickens! (I am caring for a neighbor's chickens right now and they're hilarious, I love em!)
    I would like to know your experiences with keeping chickens, your favourites, least favourites, and why!
    Silly stories and pics are always welcome too, Chickens are good fun.
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    We had them when we lived in Michigan. I loved them. Fresh eggs are the best.

    Cleaning the coop is not fun but if you wear a mask and don't let it build up it's not that bad. I also used to worry when I would let them out in the larger open area pen that the hawks would get them which did happen a few times. But overall I really liked having them.
    They are fun to watch, digging around in the grass for bugs and a strutting rooster is great to watch. Like "yeah these are MY women!"

    I can't remember the name off hand but one person I knew had these smaller chickens that laid smaller blue/green eggs. And the chickens themselves were really pretty, lots of color.
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    Top Hats are my fave, Saille Mae:



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    I think it's Banty hens that lay the blue eggs. My grandparents had chickens but I don't remember a lot about them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Holly View Post
    I think it's Banty hens that lay the blue eggs. My grandparents had chickens but I don't remember a lot about them.
    Yeap, that sounds right!
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    I think the Arucana (sp?) chicken lays blue or green eggs. Saw some on Martha Stuart.
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    I looove Rhodies. <3

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    When I was a kid, we had about 50+ hens and about 15 roosters (can't remember type they were) and the worse thing was cleaning the coop in the summer when it was hot and humid; or when my parents decided we were having chicken for dinner and they cooked one you had named. I remember one day running to catch the bus when I was in grade school and the alpha rooster (Big Daddy) attacked me; putting one of his talons in the side of my knee. Damn that hurt and I limped all day at school from it, have the scar as a reminder....back in those days you tuff'd it out, but now-a-days it would require a tetnus shot and some asprin.

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    i love chickens, fresh eggs are the best. I have a mixed flock of about 15ish hens and i think one rooster thats a bantam. i have mostly rhode island reds, buff orpingtons, and some other various brown egg layers, i also have white egg layers i dont know what they are i know they aren't white leghorns. I love americuanas/araucana that lay blue/green eggs i was supposed to have some of those but maybe they become roosters and were sold. lol. Cleaning the coop is not fun thats the only thing i can think of that i really hate doing, i love watching them in the yard. remember to collect the eggs in the evening if they are egg laying already. also they love fruits they go nuts over watermelon n stuff like that, i like making a yogurt thing for mine with vanilla yogurt, oyster shell, scratch grains, and some fruit they loved it. my chickens are at my parents house until we move and build a coop. but i have had 2 flocks in the past. they are very easy to care for and fun to watch.
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