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Name: Vicki
North Carolina
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vic
Sep 15, 2011 9:29 AM CST
What a neat story shoe. Glad you made that one legged chicken proud Lovey dubby

Reminds me of the time Hank set a mouse trap in the barn and of course caught it and the trap killed it. But Hank felt so bad because the mouse only had one leg.

You're right, it always makes us feel better when we do for others. Thumbs up
Name: Christine
Southeastern MN (Zone 4a)
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Christine27360
Sep 15, 2011 9:59 AM CST
I agree

Very cool of you!!!

Still awaiting pics of the new little peeps!! (what kind of chicks are they??) Confused
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Name: Mary
The dry side of Oregon
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MaryE
Sep 16, 2011 6:02 AM CST
Only you, Shoe. Only you Hilarious! Reading your blog is a fun way to begin a day. Today I'm starting with canning a big box of mini apricots my neighbor gave me. Can you grow them there?
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Name: Charleen
Barnesville, Ga. Zone 7b-8 (Zone 8a)
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Ridesredmule
Sep 16, 2011 6:18 AM CST
Awwww, Shoe, Charley is so proud of you rescueing that poor lil one-legged chicken. Not many folk would want to be responsible for such a critter. You are a man with a Heart of Gold...
Name: Horseshoe Griffin
Efland, NC (Zone 7a)
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Horseshoe
Sep 16, 2011 9:32 AM CST
Mornin', Folks...

Aww, Vic, a poor little one legged mouse. Would've made a nice pet, eh? Smiling

Christine, I'll get the camera out today, hatched out more chicks yesterday and last night. I imagine today may be the last hatching day. As for what kind they are, some are Aracauna (or to me more accurate Americauna), others are Buckeye (just a few) while others will be Dominiques, Orpingtons, and who knows what.

Mary, congrats on your apricots. Some varieties will grow here. I made a nice cedar trellis for a friend/customer and planted an apricot on it to be espallier. I'll have to swing by there and see how it has grown as it's been a couple years now.

Charleen and Charlie, I should've taken a pic of that discount chicken, eh? Just for my scrap book! Or for my ATP avatar! Hilarious!

Shoe (enjoying COOL weather here today, so far a high of only 59ยบ, overcast with a slight sprinkle. Good day to pick cowpeas, butterbeans, and check the okra patch.)
Name: Charleen
Barnesville, Ga. Zone 7b-8 (Zone 8a)
Walk in Peace / I'm Charley's Mom.
Miniature Gardening Mules Tip Photographer I sent a postcard to Randy! I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Lover: Loves 'em all!
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Ridesredmule
Sep 16, 2011 10:00 AM CST
Oh, I love baby chicks..Now, I'm waiting to see pics of "biddies"
Name: Vicki
North Carolina
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vic
Sep 16, 2011 10:08 AM CST
me too Charleen, we used to pick our baby chicks up at 1 day old and put them in a closed area with a light.

The first year we did chickens, we didn't have the area ready and we put them in the oven (door open) on warm Whistling Whistling
Name: Christine
Southeastern MN (Zone 4a)
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Christine27360
Sep 16, 2011 11:19 AM CST
I have a funny chicken story -- about 6 years ago we still have a couple chickens running around the farm... mostly big white ones... anyways -- one disappeared, thought maybe she left on a cebatical or went to the neighbors... little did I know she had made a nest in the hay bales and was secretly laying eggs and sitting on them. Well about 20 days later... there appeared about 15 little yellow chicks -- they "were" so cute....

So mama would come out of the barn followed by a single file line of little yellow peeps, peeping away... well that perked up the ears of our Blue Heeler to go and investigate this row of quickly moving little yellow play things.

Well she found they moved even faster when she chased them... AND they moved in all directions making the chase a good one. They darted and dashed and dashed and darted. Then the DH stepped in and told the dog "NO"... she cowarded away.

Next day out she paraded, and there were 13 little peeps peeping... so I said to myself.. hmmmm wonder where the other 2 went... searched the lawn to no avail. Next day arrived home from work, 4 dead peeps in the yard, dog under bush looking guilty as ever, 9 little peeps following mama in a row!

Next day 2 more found in the yard, 7 following mama in a row, dog cowaring under the bush...... this scene went on for a couple more days... until the last little peep was running like a crazy little bird in circle all around the yard all by his little birdy self. I was convinced he was tramatized by seeing all his siblings "murdered" by the huge beast we call a pet!

Try as I might to catch him -- I was unsucessful -- and as you can guess. The next day.... no more little peep! Shrug!
"Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously."
2 Corinthians 9:6
Name: Charleen
Barnesville, Ga. Zone 7b-8 (Zone 8a)
Walk in Peace / I'm Charley's Mom.
Miniature Gardening Mules Tip Photographer I sent a postcard to Randy! I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Lover: Loves 'em all!
Charter ATP Member Garden Ideas: Level 2 Seller of Garden Stuff Butterflies Birds Region: Georgia
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Ridesredmule
Sep 16, 2011 12:24 PM CST
Sounds like my Durn Dufess Dog.
Name: Horseshoe Griffin
Efland, NC (Zone 7a)
And in the end...a happy beginning!
Charter ATP Member I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle Garden Sages I sent a postcard to Randy! I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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Horseshoe
Sep 17, 2011 6:09 PM CST
Mercy, what have I missed here!

Vic's "Chicks in the oven"...
Christine's "Dog love chicken nuggets"...

Here ya'll go, maybe this'll bring back more memories, hopefully pleasant ones!

http://garden.org/blogs/entry/222/

Shoe
Name: leaflady
planet earth
Love the sinner, hate the sin
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leaflady
Sep 17, 2011 9:24 PM CST
Had that been our dog, it would have gone bye,bye the second time it
killed.

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