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This thread. Here is is again:
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Update:
Yesterday, I re-filled and cleaned the nesting boxes because they > (my chickens) have been so busy in them lately. Yesterday I got 5 eggs! I love when I get eggs from the beautiful girls! They are just, so, so nice....well, I can't really explain it to you. :\ But, I know what I mean myself! :celebrate

All my girls are doing well. When I built the coop and run, I made it as predator proof as I could. I did not want ANY attacks. Although, lots of hawks and eagles were hanging around the first few weeks I had them out there. But, just a few days ago, a BIG eagle was perching in a tree almost right above them! :ep Luckily, I planned ahead and have chicken netting over the top of the run. Few!

I used to have a raccoon come to my bird suet feeder. So after I took that away from him, he went to my chicken feed bucket! (Witch I keep outside near the coop.) And the lid only was 'perched' on top of the bucket! Well, that raccoon had a feast that night. He ate almost all the feed I had in the bucket. He also wasted some on the ground! That was a lesson learned to me. :mad: So, later that day, (It was in the morning when I first saw it), I cleaned the bucket, picked up the food, re-filled it, and this time, PUT A SCREW LID ON IT! I screwed it on really tight that night, and the next morning: There were raccoon paw prints all over the bucket, bit it could not get in!
 

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This last one is Blamo, LOl!

Is this the Blamo for whom you named the journal? And would you share the story behind the name of "Blamo"?

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Is this the Blamo for whom you named the journal? And would you share the story behind the name of "Blamo"?

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Yes! That is her! She was so much younger then. Here is a updated pic of her:
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She is a Golden Laced Wyandotte. She grew up to be much blacker than my other two Golden Laced Wyandotte's. So, this is how she came to be in my flock:

It all started when I got my chickens from Tractor Supply Co. (TSC). I wanted only for chickens, and they were going to be Buff Orpington's. But, when I got to TSC, I found out that their minimum was 6 chicks. So, I stayed there a long time deciding what to do. Finally, I desided I would buy 4 Buff Orpington's and 2 Golden Laced Wyandotte's. I got home, and that evening one of the chicks started acting weird. I called TSC and asked them what to do. They said just to make sure it could get food and water, and to make sure it stayed warm. I tried what they said but it did not seem to be working. So I finally decided to go back to TSC and exchange the chick for a new one. (I was a VERY NEW chicken owner back then.) When we got their, they said they could not exchange the chick. But, long story short, a nice young lady had seen me earlier and knew we had other chicks at home. So, she agreed to take the poor sick chick and exchange it for another one. (They had said before that the Golden Laced Wyandotte's were more likely girls than boys.) So, we got another little Wyandotte chick. Sadly, the poor sick chick passed later that night.

When the replacement chick came home, she was so happy and active and really loved to explore her new home. And, one of the names on my 'chicken name list', was Blamo. It just seemed like the perfect match...I mean, I can't really explain it. She just seemed like the name, looked like the name, and most of all, ACTED LIKE THE NAME. > She jumped on top of the heat plate (Sort of like a heat lamp.) She got IN the food container! She did so many funny different things! It's so hard to explain....all I can really say is: That name fit her.

So thats really how it happened: I liked the name, and the name fit her well.
I hope you liked my story! :)
 

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So thats really how it happened: I liked the name, and the name fit her well.
I hope you liked my story! :)

I loved that story! Thank you for sharing it with us. Since she was among the first chickens that you got, have you had chickens for a couple of years now?
 

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I loved that story! Thank you for sharing it with us. Since she was among the first chickens that you got, have you had chickens for a couple of years now?

No, this is my first flock. I've only had them for about 24 weeks. But, that is a pretty long time and I've learned a lot....especially about feed buckets. :mad: :epI got them as chicks, so they are about 24 weeks old.
 

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Chickens are fun. I love my chickens, so many breeds, so many colors! I currently have Easter Eggers that lay blue and green eggs and I have some Australorp hens that I call my barn chickens. They won't go back to their coop, they sleep on the ground, they hang out in the sheep barn and lay eggs everywhere. Sometimes I find them, sometimes I don't.

Chickens are an adventure, you are going to fall in love with having chickens.
 

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Chickens are fun. I love my chickens, so many breeds, so many colors! I currently have Easter Eggers that lay blue and green eggs and I have some Australorp hens that I call my barn chickens. They won't go back to their coop, they sleep on the ground, they hang out in the sheep barn and lay eggs everywhere. Sometimes I find them, sometimes I don't.

Chickens are an adventure, you are going to fall in love with having chickens.
I already have! :love They are so fun! :D I'll tell you all if anything funny happens today.
Also, one question: Do chickens like swimming?
 
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