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Dec 18, 2006

Two months ago, after a year of research and 6 months of building my mobil chicken house with electro-net fencing, I acquired 12 pullets and 1 rooster.  I've never had chickens before and didn't know exactly what to expect in terms of their behavior and personalities.  What a surprise to find out how friendly and trusting they are.  I have three breeds: Rhode Island Reds, Americanas, and Barred Rocks.  The girls will start laying after the days begin to lengthen.  The Americanas will lay bluish colored eggs and the rest will lay brown eggs.

My funniest story so far is two days after I had them, I opened the door to their coop to let them out into their large fenced yard.  They had all been raised in confinement and so were scared of "freedom".  I had to pick up each one and plop it out the door saying, "everybody out."  The next day, all I had to do was say, "OK, everybody out." and they piled out through the door.  Now they are anxious to jump out and eat/drink every morning!

What delightful critters!
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Posted: Monday December 18, 2006, 11:11 am
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Laura F.
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