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Old 05-29-2009, 11:36 AM
 
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Jack is some sort of spaniel mix, we believe he's part springer or britanny spaniel and part pit bull or other large terrier. I don't think he's got any collie even though he has the right markings. When his hair is long he looks like a spaniel, when he's buzzed he looks like a pit bull mix. He came from the north shore animal league so we'll never know
Spaniels are retreivers, so they'd have the kill instinct bred out of them too. Pits are wonderful dogs, to bad they get a bad rap from evil people. They just want to please their humans and some people exploit that.
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Old 05-29-2009, 02:04 PM
 
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Default This is a worthless throw-away remark.

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"what century is this?"
I've actually considered this myself. I think raising chickens and harvesting your own eggs would be a great lesson for my little boy. They do this sort of thing in Montessori programs, and kids are really engaged by it. They don't end up thinking that their food comes extracted from a tube and wrapped in plastic.

But what a rude remark. If I trained my kid to live according to the norms of this century, he'd play video games, charge everything on credit cards, and eat at Taco Bell.

You must have it all figured out.
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Old 05-29-2009, 02:13 PM
 
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I've actually considered this myself. I think raising chickens and harvesting your own eggs would be a great lesson for my little boy. They do this sort of thing in Montessori programs, and kids are really engaged by it. They don't end up thinking that their food comes extracted from a tube and wrapped in plastic.

But what a rude remark. If I trained my kid to live according to the norms of this century, he'd play video games, charge everything on credit cards, and eat at Taco Bell.

You must have it all figured out.
Wow, relax...it's a quote from The Office. Don't forget to train your kid to have a sense of humor...seems like he'll need one.
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Old 05-29-2009, 08:47 PM
 
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Thanks Kelly! Lots of great info & ideas!

Looks like any pet you have is well taken care of!
I'll admit, I'm a little obsessed with my pets
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Old 05-30-2009, 04:23 PM
 
Location: Inis Fada
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An article I read today about the rise of the urban chicken movement:

What came first, the recession or the chicken eggs?
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Old 06-01-2009, 04:09 PM
 
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I just wished I had the time. I leave early and get home late, except on weekends.
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Old 06-01-2009, 07:50 PM
 
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I have 12 hens and 3 roosters living all together and the time involved is minimal. You can get a contraption called a chicken condo. You only need to fill it once a week with food and water and the chickens self feed. There's a dispenser for shells also. It's on wheels so you just move the condo once a week instead of cleaning it because the droppings go right on the ground where you can rake them up and use them for compost or just rake them in. There's a loft on the 2nd floor and the chickens have to climb a ladder to get there where they roost and sleep.. There are three private enclosures where the hens have privacy to lay their eggs which roll down a slope and can be collected by opening an outside door. In the winter you lay a transparent screen over the top floor of the condo and add wood shavings. The droppings are absorbed all winter and drop through to the floor...I usually put a light bulb in there for heat (red only) and the extend their laying period. I built a fence around the condo where they can roam and be protected from predators, as well as stretching a net over the top so they can't fly away and hawks can't get them. Do I have a lot of time to spare? No..I'm a surgeon who doesn't have a minute to spare but I just love my organic freee range brown eggs. Bak bak.
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Old 06-02-2009, 09:50 AM
 
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Does anyone have good plans to build a chicken tractor?
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Old 06-03-2009, 04:21 PM
 
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Where did you get your chicken condo?
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Old 06-04-2009, 09:45 PM
 
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Default www.henspa.com

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Where did you get your chicken condo?

I got mine from www.henspa.com You have to put the kit together or hire someone to do it for you if you're not inclined to do so. And no, I have to connection to the site. Just a satisfied customer.

Bak...bak
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