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Enochianist 22 points ago +22 / -0

Based farm animals

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Frontiersman 18 points ago +18 / -0

Nice birds.

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BigBeef 13 points ago +13 / -0

I need to get some Chickens

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AutisticShoeshineBoy 9 points ago +10 / -1

chickens are great, do it

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yudsfpbc 4 points ago +4 / -0

Chickens are easy

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Spicy_maymay 3 points ago +3 / -0

Super easy to grow, nontrivial to protect.

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AutisticShoeshineBoy 7 points ago +7 / -0

TEAM BUFF ORP

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ValuesLiberty 6 points ago +6 / -0

TEAM ARAUCANA EASTER EGGERS!!!

BLUE EGGS BRO CAN YOU DIG>?!?!

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AutisticShoeshineBoy 4 points ago +4 / -0

I have EEs and barred rocks and black australorp and buff orps

I love the green eggies from EEs and they are sweet girls but are yours a little bit retarded? 75% of my predator casualties have been from easter eggers. the other 25% is silkie and we know they're retarded

also do your EE lay well in summer? Mine really slacked off to maybe 1-2 eggs a week while the buff orps were cranking them out like champs 5-6 times a week

entirely possible I just have retarded Easter Eggers though

I still love them

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ValuesLiberty 4 points ago +4 / -0

I think chickens are best adapted to the climate they came from.

For us, its get so damn dry and hot here, like 110 that the bigger birds die off from the heat, but our smaller EEs do well. Just a thought but maybe your climate is too humid for them?

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AutisticShoeshineBoy 4 points ago +4 / -0

I live in Texas/ all my girls survived the summer heat, some didn't survive the hawks/coyotes/bobcats

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RandolphCarter [S] 3 points ago +3 / -0

My kids keep pestering me for some Easter eggers, but I don't feel like feeding the local hawks.

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ValuesLiberty 3 points ago +3 / -0

The local hawks here been leaving my chickens alone, but I have some goats dogs near my birds. Seen a coyote grab a chicken or two over the years but not recently...

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RandolphCarter [S] 2 points ago +2 / -0

I have a big gnarly dog to keep coyotes and bobcats and the like away. Quite a few hawks in the area but they've always left the birds alone. I think my fat hens are just too big to carry off and they know it.

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RandolphCarter [S] 2 points ago +2 / -0

GTFO with your boogie designer chickens. You'll be raising silkies next lol

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SoAngryRanger 5 points ago +5 / -0

Jersey Giants or gtfo!

Real talk, do you butcher and eat them? I got the Jersey Giants cause they’re multi purpose egg and meat birds like the RIRs. Just haven’t attempted it yet. I figure it’s no different than cleaning a duck.

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RandolphCarter [S] 5 points ago +5 / -0

Never slaughtered a RIR, but the next time they shit on my back porch I'm considering it. My neighbor has some Plymouth's and I've helped slaughter them. Dual purpose bird so not huge like a broiler, but not too tough or gamey either. The taste of a free range bird is so good it's indescribable. Anyway, as soon as some of these get too old to lay consistently I'll start slaughtering and replacing slowly. Updates to follow.

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Side-o-Beef_Curtains 10 points ago +10 / -0

Dark feathers

Shits on porch

I think your birds are niggers

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RandolphCarter [S] 16 points ago +16 / -0

Funny you say that, I usually greet them with "hey niggers!" Annoys the hell out of my wife.

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TheShitLordOfNovembe 6 points ago +6 / -0

Having a wife that tolerates you saying nigger.... Goals man....

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RandolphCarter [S] 7 points ago +7 / -0

She got banned from her online card game thing once for calling someone a nigger and again for telling some Asian guy not to eat her dog. She has her moments, but she's definitely the one for me.

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Side-o-Beef_Curtains 5 points ago +5 / -0

Fucking lol

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Side-o-Beef_Curtains 3 points ago +3 / -0

Randolph Carter has a pet names nigger?

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RandolphCarter [S] 2 points ago +2 / -0

I even have a black dog I call Niglet when the kids aren't around.

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Side-o-Beef_Curtains 3 points ago +3 / -0

H.P. would be proud.

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cee8hooz 3 points ago +3 / -0

u/RandolphCarter is wrong with calling those hens niggers - and so are you.

Nigger hen is Ayam Cemani (never met personally this one however). Or at least (more popular "black hen" in Europe) Rosa 5 (Barred Rock hen + New Hampshire cock)


And well... technically I would rather call nigger bird "guinea hen"/guineafowl which are really from Africa. As I live in small city I sometimes visit my parents living practically almost in village and they bought somehow (it wasn't easy) 2 guineafowl to get rid of rats which settled near chicken coop (way this bird sound... I understand the rats). If any of you would think raising it would be good idea I warn you - keep away those nigger birds from trees,try to raise rather with young hens (first birds will not like each other)

So again: not hen at all,from Africa,gives annoying sound - real nigger bird is guineafowl. With those one difference - not so ugly like nigger. Proof: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TLcafDWO5Rc (they are really LOUDER)

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RandolphCarter [S] 3 points ago +3 / -0
  1. You are correct in that guineas are the true niggers of the bird world. Extraordinarily loud, obnoxious, and in my opinion even dumber than chickens, which is saying quite a lot. They also have a bad habit of roaming off property.
  2. I sometimes switch it up and call my birds faggots or gaylords. Depends on my mood.
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TheShitLordOfNovembe 3 points ago +3 / -0

Now that's a high quality hen, fren

Had some Buff Orpington's for a while myself.

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PizzaphilePodesta 3 points ago +3 / -0

i’m considering chickens in the spring. got the coop and pen already.

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RandolphCarter [S] 5 points ago +5 / -0

I'm going to make some coop improvements over the winter and add a couple of more chicks in the spring. Mine just roam the property during the day.

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AutisticShoeshineBoy 2 points ago +2 / -0

depends on where you live and whether you're going to buy layers or day old chicks but I might suggest getting them earlier

I live in texas and got day old chicks in January and had them the brooder lamp until fully feathered. they were laying by May and laid all summer. Now they are molting and not laying as much from the seasonal change.

So if you live up north and get day old chicks in say April they might have a hard time laying much because of less sunlight by the time they're 5-6 months old until the next spring

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buggyd 2 points ago +2 / -0

Those are going to be my next breed when my barred rocks are gone. The reds are as pretty as the rocks but they are more friendly.

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oblong5 2 points ago +2 / -0

Consume Domesticated Jungle Fowl

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RandolphCarter [S] 2 points ago +2 / -0

Last month my local hatchery had some jungle fowl chicks for sale. I almost impulse purchased a few. I don't know what good those skinny wild bastards would be but they sure looked cool.

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yudsfpbc 2 points ago +2 / -0

I took a wooded part of my pasture and surrounded it with electric poultry netting. And dogs that are free to roam. No chicken casualties yet, and grasshopper population dropped. (East Texas)

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yudsfpbc 2 points ago +2 / -0

Rhodies are great

Mine lay big eggs

I understand they cook well too

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Skyrison 2 points ago +2 / -0

nooo :'(

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TotallyNotAGlowy 2 points ago +2 / -0

Beautiful.

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Trolldozer 1 point ago +1 / -0

Hey Lois I'm a chicken!

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Dempsey 1 point ago +1 / -0

The "scum" that forms on the top of chicken broth when I'm boiling chicken for soup (the stuff most people scoop off): what is that and am I eating that "stuff" when I eat roast chicken?

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Blursed2021 2 points ago +2 / -0

It's fat. You skim it because it turns into globs and ruins the consistency of the soup. Yes you eat the fat when you roast a chicken.

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RandolphCarter [S] 1 point ago +1 / -0

You got me.

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AntsCamera 1 point ago +1 / -0

Eggers or meat?

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RandolphCarter [S] 2 points ago +2 / -0

Eggs until they're too old to lay or they shit in my boat again. Then meat.