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Old 02-25-2011, 08:59 PM
 
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I was just there this afternoon too, and had to tell my wife since she's looking to add to her flock this spring. Just two hens and a banty rooster right now, and they're not keeping him busy enough.
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Old 02-25-2011, 09:23 PM
 
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Thx for the laugh with the thread title

BTW - Tractor supply in Knightdale on business 64 has them every spring. They also sell ducks. Love going in the store. I bought my chickens there last yr and get ducks every yr for our pond.
So what happens to the ducks that you need to buy new ones every year....duck soup?
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Old 02-25-2011, 10:09 PM
 
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Awwww....that reminds me of the two chicks I got one Easter--a green one and an orange one. After a few weeks, they had to go live in the country at my uncle's place.
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Old 02-25-2011, 10:17 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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I used to get a pink chick for Easter! We used to call them "biddies"

Vicki
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Old 02-26-2011, 11:19 AM
 
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Wow, I didn't realize people use to give these as gifts!
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Old 02-26-2011, 12:48 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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they look delicious!
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Old 02-26-2011, 06:41 PM
 
Location: Raleigh-North Hills
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A colored biddy was always a popular item for the Easter Bunny to leave on Easter when I was a kid. Every dime store in downtown Raleigh sold them. I'm afraid the outcome for those little cuties wasn't always that good
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Old 02-26-2011, 07:57 PM
 
Location: Knightdale, NC
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So what happens to the ducks that you need to buy new ones every year....duck soup?
haha...you'll be sorry you asked Nope...hawks got two of them. It's like The Wild Kingdom in our subdivision The cold killed the last pekin in January, and snapping turtles bit the legs and underbelly of 3 of them and we couldn't capture them to get them taken care of. I had 2 I gave away last summer as i made the fatal mistake of letting them live too long in my yard and they wouldn't adjust to the lake and kept coming back to my house and eating my plants and digging holes around the foundation of my house - blasted Indian Runner (crazy) duck! This happens less when you raise one at a time.

Now we have loads of geese if you are any good at cooking those
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Old 02-26-2011, 08:07 PM
 
Location: Knightdale, NC
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Awww...

My neighbors just got their chickens recently, the coop is being build as I type... I can't wait to see the setup, I've been toying with the idea of urban chickens.
If you get them, be prepared for flies There is a local guy who makes an excellent coop and will sell you the plans if you prefer to make your own. I think it's the best design out there for a small space - wish I'd have used him, would have saved tons of time with assembly. And his design is makes an easy to move coop as the materials are lighter weight. Catawba ConvertiCoops offers chicken coop plans, kits, and coops Also, if you let them run in the yard be prepared for hawks, and other predators.
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Old 02-26-2011, 08:50 PM
 
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*sigh* I wish Cary would let us have chickens.
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