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Chickens are a riot, especially the heirloom breeds like barred rocks, leghorns, and such.

When I lived in a farmhouse in ohio we had a couple dozen running around... and they had personalities. Make sure you get a variety so you can tell em apart and give em names.

And a bucket of water under the security light will fill up with beetles overnight... and the chickens will fight over a beetle like its a damn rugby match.

Enjoy your new working girls, er I mean pets, er I mean livestock ;-)
 

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The Colonel definitely made me laugh. This is a great portrait!

Ditto!

We kept chickens in our yard for many years - good times. You had to push "Big White" off the shovel or fork to turn over the soil & she would then pounce on any grubs or worms. As mentioned above, they do have personalities.
 

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I grew up with banty chickens running around. Up the road, my brother and I used to collect, candle, weigh, carton, and load eggs from a small one-woman egg operation run by a very elderly lady who was just a wonderful woman. Later, in junior high I caught chickens for "transport"....whoa...awful...

Chickens are good people.
 
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Thanks guys! spent all day today + last night working on their coop. We have a few bantam chickens, some australorps/leghorn/americanus mix, and we may pick up a few rhode island reds in the future. Keeping me busy so far but it's enjoyable work :)
 

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I built a chicken coop when our kids were little ones, now they are past middle age. So is the coop.

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The Colonel looks like he means business :)
 

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love the pics. Reminds me of when we had chickens growing up. For the record, watching a teenage boy chase a rooster is hilarious... you should try it. :wink: (No roosters were hurt in the writing of this post ((or the chasing for that matter)) )
 
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Ha, our other rooster escaped last week and all three dogs took after it (a catahoula/bull mastiff, a german shepherd/husky/wolf, and a ****zu/poodle). The ****poo caught it by the tail but the rooster managed to get free and hide in a pile of tires. It buried its head and didn't move so it was an easy catch. When I put him back in the run he hid by sticking his head into a cinder block (whole rest of his body out and visible). I picked him up and put him in the coop because it was getting to be that time, and the next morning he was good as new.
 

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love the pics. Reminds me of when we had chickens growing up. For the record, watching a teenage boy chase a rooster is hilarious... you should try it. :wink: (No roosters were hurt in the writing of this post ((or the chasing for that matter)) )

Even more fun is watching your nephew try to ride one of your pigs.

Really nice shots of the birds OP.
 

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