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The Chickens Have Taken Over My Brain

Yes, I'm thinking about chickens again. For a long time, I've wanted to keep chickens. We kept ducks when I was a kid, but they didn't lay and all they really did was poop on the dog a lot. My ex-grandmother-in-law kept chickens and my daughter's job was to collect the eggs.

I don't want many chickens. Five or six max. And I don't want just any old kind of chickens. I want the real purty chickens. I want these chickens. I started reading up on what one does to prepare for the arrival of one's little baby chickens, and fer cryin' out loud! Who knew it was this complicated?

I guess I'm too old to join 4H or FFA. But I will have these chickens. Oh yes. And they're coming home with me on the bus.


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Feb. 26th, 2004 01:32 pm (UTC)
my brother wanted chickens from the time he was a kid. my mom finally gave him a pair a couple of christmases ago.

he dubbed them the cackling poop machines and had to give them up within the year. but they were very pretty. and kinda cool.
Feb. 27th, 2004 12:13 am (UTC)
You may be too old for 4H, but are your kids?

[Evil laugh]
Feb. 27th, 2004 09:25 am (UTC)
On the one hand, my children are certainly not too old. On the other hand, A) the place we live is not classified as "rural," and therefore we really don't have a 4H group anywhere near us, B) my children have absolutely no interest in chickens and C) contrary to what I may think, my daughter does not think 4H is "cool."
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