Jul 5, 2013

Flock Focus Friday, 7/5/13

These brothers are Marans- mom is a Wheaten Marans & dad, Blaze, is a Black Copper  Marans
Brutus (Mille Fleur Serama) and Lyla (Icelandic) have an affinity for our Burning Bush shrubs on the property line.


My peeps are never far from my thoughts, even on vacation. 
Rachel (Bantam Cochin Frizzle) looking very Cochin-ish in this photo. She usually looks more...Sea Urchin-shaped.

My feed sack potatoes are beginning to take over the backyard. They're ginormous!  
I have a coop full of broodies as the temperatures are at their highest this summer. This Buff Orpington did not appreciate the paparazzi. 
For the first time ever, I set up a live-stream from the backyard to share my view with you.
If you missed it live, you can still catch the live recording, here
 
Blaze (Black Copper Marans rooster) is doing much better since his hospitalization. He is back in the flock,
his crow has returned in full force & he's working on putting weight back on and opening his left eye all the way. ♥
Ariel (Black Copper Marans hen)
My little one, helping collect eggs. The green eggs are from my Olive Eggers & the brown is from my Black Copper Marans hen.
 

Irene (Welsummer).
My coop flower box is filling in nicely. 
Penny is an Olive Egger.
Anna (Blue Ameraucana)
Ally McBeak (Tolbunt Polish Frizzle)
Doc Brown (White Crested Black Polish) and Irene (Welsummer) were enjoying some frozen fruit
yesterday to keep cool during the heat wave we're having here in New England.
Calista Flockheart (Tolbunt Polish Frizzle)

268 comments :

  1. Laura Windham7/5/13, 2:32 PM

    Love the posts and the giveaways, thanks,

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  2. Love the frozen fruit idea! I think I'll try that with my girls.

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  3. Alberta W.7/5/13, 2:36 PM

    I love the captions that you put on all the pics, cracks me up. I look forward to seeing what's new on the page every day.

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  4. Hi Kathy =) How old is Ariel; your BCM? I have an almost 1 yr old BCM, Stella; but she doesn't have that pretty gold ticking on her breast. She has some copper on her neck hackle; but mostly she's a pretty beetle green sheen black.

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  5. such a lovely peaceful place:)

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  6. Heidi Weeks7/5/13, 2:56 PM

    Love your photos and helpful advice. I am glad to hear Blaze is doing better.

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  7. Jenn Werner-Williams7/5/13, 3:02 PM

    No more putting the feeder up on bricks!

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  8. Rayna Estness7/5/13, 3:09 PM

    Oooh could use that feeder! :)

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  9. Maria Campbell7/5/13, 3:20 PM

    I love looking at your flock almost as much as I love looking at mine. I subscribe to your blog via email. In SC, it's been unnaturally cool but I cut up an apple and chilled it for a while. I cut out the core and cut it into tiny bits and frozen them. I presented it nicely on a plate, sat it down in the middle of the run and three minutes later, Aretha was standing in the middle of the plate flapping her wings and all the apples were strewn on the ground. I just can't throw the food on the ground even though they do that for me. I love my chickens.

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  10. Would love to win!!!

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  11. Rebecca Kober7/5/13, 3:40 PM

    Would love to win the feeder! thanks for sharing your wonderful knowledge!

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  12. Shelia Dawn Carter7/5/13, 3:44 PM

    I love your photos and captions. They always bring a smile to my face.

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  13. Love your blog! I noticed an open wound on one of my hens feet the other day and because of your blog I had everything I needed to patch her up in my first aid kit!

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  14. Staci Wightman7/5/13, 4:34 PM

    Love the feeder giveaway idea. Love the site regardless

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  15. Laura Schaefer7/5/13, 4:48 PM

    Great timing, as I need another feeder! :)

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  16. hannahking007/5/13, 4:53 PM

    My hens are gossiping in the background, "Did you see that hot new feeder? It's sure to call the ladies!"

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  17. Chris During7/5/13, 5:08 PM

    Rachel is the reason for our small flock of 10 frizzles. I hope our 2 reds turn out like her.

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  18. Beautiful photos! I love your chickens!

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  19. Lori Crossman7/5/13, 5:24 PM

    I follow you with my google dashboard, and Facebook, of course!! Thanks for another fantastic give away!! You rock the chicken world!

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  20. Valerie Jensen7/5/13, 5:38 PM

    Thank you for your Friday Flock stream. I love seeing your interesting and beautiful chickens as I sit out back by my coop in the shade!

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  21. Looks like a nice feeder. I would love to win it!

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  22. TheChickenChick7/5/13, 6:25 PM

    Awesome!!

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  23. TheChickenChick7/5/13, 6:26 PM

    Well done, Jenny!

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  24. Your pictures really make me want to add a couple fancier looking chickens to my flock of 4. My boyfriend however insists I'm becoming an animal hoarder because it's always "just one more" cat, chicken, whatever. So it'll take some convincing.

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  25. Barbara Thorbjornsson7/5/13, 6:35 PM

    who couldn't use a feeder? Again, great give-away

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  26. Julia Dixon7/5/13, 9:57 PM

    Love your pictures! Especially the Ameraucana (I can't help it I love them!!) I follow you on google connect and love your blog :-)

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  27. Dana Plum Hern7/5/13, 10:53 PM

    I LOVE your blog and this city girl is learning so much from it, Thank you for taking the time to educate us on raising chickens. The feeder looks very nice too.

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  28. Amanda Wilson7/6/13, 1:06 AM

    Great looking feeder!

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  29. Tara Hublou7/6/13, 1:13 AM

    So glad to hear that Blaze is feeling better! Your yard is beautiful!

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  30. TheChickenChick7/6/13, 2:02 AM

    Thank you, Tara!

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  31. TheChickenChick7/6/13, 2:03 AM

    Thank you, Dana. Good luck in the giveaway!

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  32. TheChickenChick7/6/13, 2:04 AM

    Thank you, Julia. ♥

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  33. TheChickenChick7/6/13, 2:06 AM

    The good news is: at some point, he'll lose count and then you can sneak more in! LOL!!

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  34. TheChickenChick7/6/13, 2:07 AM

    Thank you, Heidi. ♥

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  35. TheChickenChick7/6/13, 2:08 AM

    LOL! No table manners at all.

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  36. TheChickenChick7/6/13, 2:09 AM

    She's probably about a year old now. I'd have to look it up (that's a symptom of hatch-a-holicism).

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  37. Tammy Goughnour7/6/13, 11:08 AM

    This would be fantastic for our new crew!

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  38. Sarah Eller7/6/13, 11:19 AM

    Sweet feeder! No more cinder blocks needed, lol! I hate hanging mine. TY for putting this out there. I had no idea these existed!

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  39. Thanks for all the great giveaways!! I love your site!!

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  40. Thanks for the chance to win and I like the feed bag potato idea.

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  41. I love the frozen fruit idea... is that a pan of strawberries frozen in water so they peck at the ice?


    (BTW I follow by email and networkedblogs)

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  42. Percy Lewis7/6/13, 11:39 AM

    Brutus is definitely a handsome boy, I know the girls love him, I would love to win the "prize" today, I think that would help with the food waste!

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  43. You have some beautiful chicks. Loving the useful information that you post.

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  44. Signe Anderson7/6/13, 11:48 AM

    Have been a subscriber for the last month or so & LOVE your blog. My little coop has benefitted greatly from it! Thanks for creating a site that it is both beautiful and informative! Fun getting to know all your peeps :)

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  45. Happy to hear Blaze has made his comeback. Would love to win the feeder. Or anything else :)

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  46. Esther widgren7/6/13, 11:57 AM

    Love the feeder but I definitely would need to buy the "RAIN HAT". We've had soooo much rain here in central NC!

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  47. Kasey Brown7/6/13, 11:58 AM

    I just love your flock!

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  48. Laci Chapman7/6/13, 12:05 PM

    What a great feeder...much nicer than the blocks I use under mine! lol...I just love your page, it is so much help for a newbie like me!! Thanks for all you do!!

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  49. I love seeing all of your chickens. We have mostly Rhode Island Reds, but there are a few other types as well. Our son uses PVC piping that has been cut in 2 for feeders (he has over a hundred chickens and sells their eggs), but it's easy for the grain to spill on the ground and be wasted. This type of feeder looks interesting. Thanks for offering it to us.

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  50. I love love your backyard - My farmer hubby just does not see the need in "making it pretty" but he does help me take care of my chickens and i guess that is what is most important. But I am so jealous of your coop! Glad that Blaze is better

    jan@http://sewandsowfarm.blogspot.com/

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  51. I am signed up via the following email address: bjones1128@gmail.com. Thanks!

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  52. I really enjoy reading your blog and you have such a lovely yard. You little ones look so happy !!

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  53. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  54. Lori Garcia7/6/13, 12:52 PM

    Thank you for the time and work you put in to help us all out!

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  55. Great idea with the live cam!

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  56. Love Calista, and her caption is perfect.

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  57. just got my first 4 turkeys and another 4 chicks along with the other 8 i could sure use this size lbruesch1950@msn.com

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  58. This new chicken mom just found you. Learning a lot from you THANKS!!!!

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  59. Kenna Rogers7/6/13, 2:01 PM

    I would love to try this feeder! My chickens always manage to scoop the feed out of my hanging feeder and put it on the ground.

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  60. Great news about Blaze! He's such a handsome guy!

    My outdoor run is just about finished, so this feeder would really come in handy!

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  61. Elizabeth Lea Barnes7/6/13, 2:46 PM

    I love your blog and giveaways thanks

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  62. I subscribed to your blog via email and would love to win this feeder! Thank you for the opportunity. Love your flock. So diverse!
    Dawn

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  63. Laura Graham7/6/13, 3:28 PM

    Thanks for sponsoring great giveaways, Kathy. I would love to win this feeder. I have been enjoying your blog through my email for months now and also your Facebook site. I am so glad Blaze is better. I can't imagine why your neighbor's are so nasty since you have just about the prettiest collection of chicken coops and pretty flowers AND such an interesting and beautiful flock of chickens I have ever seen!

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  64. Heather Warnock7/6/13, 4:19 PM

    Oooh I'm so glad you posted about the feed sack potatoes! I really wanted to try this but wasn't sure it would work. Time to get a fall crop planted me thinks :)

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  65. Lisa Dowdy Lampman7/6/13, 5:36 PM

    I love seeing all your chickens! We have one polish that is 11 weeks old. Love seeing how his feathers are coming in!!

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  66. Jennifer Bier Thompson7/6/13, 6:55 PM

    that feeder looks great and might also stop my dog from stuffing her head in the top and stuffing herself full of crumble ... all4jen@yahoo.com

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  67. Nancy Fitzgerald Hoggard7/6/13, 8:23 PM

    Love Flock Focus Friday and the beautiful pics. So glad to see Blaze doing so well.

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  68. RuthAnn Jankosky Wachsmuth7/6/13, 8:38 PM

    so glad to read Blaze is improving!

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  69. LaDonna Martin7/6/13, 8:43 PM

    I love love love the feeder!

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  70. I subscribe to your email! Our coop is just about complete, so this feeder would be great to win!

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  71. Barbara Woods Shoemaker7/6/13, 10:00 PM

    Nice feeder, fingers crossed I might win!

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  72. Debbie Gallett7/6/13, 10:26 PM

    I follow you on RSS feed. That feeder looks great. I've got 2 broody buffs. Ones are due to hatch in a week and another is laying eggs in the cow hay feeder. She should start setting in a couple of days.

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  73. TheChickenChick7/6/13, 10:27 PM

    Thank you! ♥

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  74. TheChickenChick7/6/13, 10:28 PM

    Thank you, Nancy!

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  75. TheChickenChick7/6/13, 10:46 PM

    Thank you, Laura. ♥

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  76. TheChickenChick7/6/13, 10:47 PM

    Thank you, Elizabeth!

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  77. TheChickenChick7/6/13, 10:48 PM

    Welcome, Aimee! Thanks for joining me.

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  78. TheChickenChick7/6/13, 10:48 PM

    Congratulations Lori!

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  79. TheChickenChick7/6/13, 10:49 PM

    Thank you, D!

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  80. TheChickenChick7/6/13, 10:50 PM

    Thank you, Jan. Remind your husband of that philosophy the next time he takes you out to a fancy occasion and you show up in your pajamas with bed-head and no makeup on. Tell him you didn't see the need to "make it pretty." ;)

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  81. TheChickenChick7/6/13, 10:50 PM

    Thank you, Ken!

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  82. TheChickenChick7/6/13, 10:50 PM

    Thank you, Signe!

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  83. TheChickenChick7/6/13, 10:51 PM

    Thank you, Todd. I appreciate it. :)

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  84. TheChickenChick7/6/13, 10:51 PM

    It was a pan of water with ice cubes, strawberries, mint and lemon balm.

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  85. Backyard Chicken Lady7/7/13, 3:41 AM

    I enjoy seeing your beautiful photos. I've been so concerned about your chicken battle with the city. I hope you are successful in winning that battle. Your property and birds are so beautiful, it should serve as the perfect example of proper chicken keeping in your community. Please keep us updated.

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  86. I subscribe via e-mail. We have 16 6-week olds and are getting ready to move them into the coop soon (as soon as it's completed!) -- this feeder looks ideal!! Love your blog and Facebook posts/photos -- we're new at this but very excited about our new adventure with chickens in our suburban lifestyle. :)

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  87. I really enjoy your blog and the ideas for keeping the chickens cool during the summer have proven very helpful.

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  88. I love the names of your chickens. My black, white crested polish is named Einstein because I thought she was going to be a he. I got fooled. Please enter me in the contest.

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  89. Hope to win the feeder!

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  90. Meredith Skyer7/7/13, 11:02 AM

    Your birds are so beautiful!!! I love seeing all the different breeds.

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  91. Amanda Johnson7/7/13, 2:45 PM

    Thanks for your helpful advice about predators. Having a fox problem here on Long Island.
    That feeder would be a great addition to the coop. Using a metal one now that is kind of hard to keep clean.

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  92. Misty Dorsey7/7/13, 6:19 PM

    I subscribe to your blog and really enjoy it! I would love to win this feeder for my girls!

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  93. Haven't seen a feeder like this before. I have had to change the way I feed my girls as they love to spread it all over the coop floor. As soon as hubby is done with the new coop, the new feeder system will go in. Poor guy can only do so much as any given time. My honey do list is so long he may never finish! lol Thanks for all you do...

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  94. TheChickenChick7/7/13, 8:23 PM

    Thank you, Meredith!

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  95. TheChickenChick7/7/13, 9:21 PM

    Thank you so much. I've got this one, don't you worry. I'll update you later this week when the ink is dry. ;)

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  96. TheChickenChick7/7/13, 9:21 PM

    Welcome to chicken-keeping, Elizabeth!

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  97. I enJOY your caption shots very much. Makes my day.

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  98. Yay, this feeder looks awesome. Thanks for the opportunity for all these giveaways!!

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  99. Andi Williams7/7/13, 10:38 PM

    Hello! I am just starting my journey to raising chickens. I have stumbled upon your blog. Your CT pictures make me long for CT, I am a CT Yankee living in Amish Land Ohio!

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  100. Awesome feeder, this would be way better than hanging it by a string!

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  101. I would love to win this for my Olive Eggers

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  102. lynnknoone7/8/13, 5:15 AM

    I do SO need this feeder! The older they get, the messier!

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  103. Elizabeth Sherrill7/8/13, 8:42 AM

    I like the look of this feeder. The girls make a huge mess with the feeder I'm using now.

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  104. CaroleandRobert Pierce7/8/13, 9:03 AM

    This feeder looks awesome!!! I am really trying to get this Chicken Showing business off the ground. This would make an awesome addition.

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  105. this is a nice looking feeder.

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  106. Karen Parsons7/8/13, 9:05 AM

    Great info all the time. I would love the new feeder - my chicks would love it more. Thank you.

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  107. Little Brushwood Alpaca Farm7/8/13, 9:05 AM

    What an unique feeder!

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  108. Love reading all the info you have on your blog. Thanks

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  109. Pretty neat feeder!! I need another one....for one of the new coops....

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  110. Follow you on Google+! My chickens are getting a little aggressive. They have started to peck at my feet if I don't have any treats for them. Is that normal?

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  111. Jennifer Snyder7/8/13, 9:14 AM

    Very happy to have found you! ...also so glad Blaze is doing so much better!

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  112. Tammy Winters7/8/13, 9:15 AM

    Looks cool! Haven't seen a feeder like that! Love to win it! Thanks

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  113. Beth Lukich7/8/13, 9:15 AM

    Thank you for the chance!

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  114. Linda Marengo Davis7/8/13, 9:16 AM

    I love your page. The pictures & advise , awesome. Thank you

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  115. Amy Arnold7/8/13, 9:16 AM

    Love this feeder, it looks like it would be very good!

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  116. Carol Sibbel7/8/13, 9:20 AM

    Penny is so pretty. I have 3 Olive Eggers that are 2 months old. Right now they are black with some copper. Wondering if they'll turn a pretty gray like your Penny.

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  117. Susanne Varner7/8/13, 9:20 AM

    Would love to win this great feeder, maybe my chicks can eat without making a mess :-)

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  118. I love your blog - and I love having you on my FB feed. So much good information. Thanks!!

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  119. My 6 chicks are in the brooder right now but I was just about to start looking for a full size feeder and waterer for them for when they graduate to the coop!

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  120. Jan Latvis7/8/13, 9:24 AM

    New coop on the way - new feeder would be great......

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  121. Heather O'Keefe7/8/13, 9:27 AM

    I like this feeder. Never saw this design before, and love how it's got different options for use. One of those that can go from the brooder to the coop. :D

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  122. bumblebee3d7/8/13, 9:28 AM

    This would be awesome for my new chicken coop! I am a new chicken mom with 6 babies that are 16 weeks old. I never knew I could LOVE a chicken!

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  123. Saw this feeder in a catalog when ordering my fencing and have kicked myself ever since for not ordering it! I would love to have it and not start each morning picking up my knocked over feeder. My girls won't touch their food once its on the coop floor, the divas!

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  124. Nola Allen7/8/13, 9:32 AM

    This is new! It looks like just the thing I need to make my little ladies happy. Thanks for the contest!

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  125. Linda Kirby7/8/13, 9:32 AM

    Feeders are always handy to keep around. Im increasing my flock, by accident, but I was wondering how long you keep extra roos around before it starts causing a problem? I think three of my little ones might be male.

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  126. Lisa Bidder7/8/13, 9:36 AM

    That is a great feeder! My birds are so messy, I'll have to look for a water on too! Great website, thank you for sharing info and photos!

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  127. Love all your pics and great ideas

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  128. Jessica Smith7/8/13, 9:39 AM

    This feeder is awesome!! I would love to win, my girls are having a hard time keeping sand and other stuff out of their current feeder. Oy vey ;D

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  129. This feeder would be a welcome addition to my coop, I love it!

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  130. I'm enjoying all the information and fun things you share.

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  131. denisemetts7/8/13, 9:42 AM

    Unique feeder! Would be a great addition to any hen house.

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  132. Would love to win ! Love your chicken info.

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  133. Mets Suárez Salazar7/8/13, 9:45 AM

    This feeder looks wonderful! We use terracota plates, and even though the hens can't tip these over, there is still a fair amount of waste... Thanks for hosting the give-away! Here's crossing my fingers!

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  134. Barbara Thorbjornsson7/8/13, 9:47 AM

    I love that it is off the ground

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  135. Melissa Grover7/8/13, 9:52 AM

    Looks like an intriguing feeder, I'd Love to try it out.

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  136. My daughter is thinking about getting some chickens. I'd love to win this for her!

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  137. Windy Wallace Rodgers7/8/13, 9:53 AM

    Cute...we are adding some serama to our small flock today.

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  138. Think of all the feed it will save! Our girls spill lots into their bedding. Seems such a waste! - (We saw the ice water treat idea and my husband ran right out to the coop and tried it. They love
    it and we even started getting a few more eggs per day!)

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  139. This feeder would be perfect for my grow out coop! I also have a not so nice neighbor. We live in a pretty rural area. There are farms everywhere but the houses right where I live are somewhat close. We have an acre of land and as a stay at home mom, my chickens are my job. My husband has a great job but selling chicks and hatching eggs makes it possible for me to stay home and raise our 2 daughters. Our neighbors have called the county on us a few times. Each time someone comes out looks at our property and says we are perfectly fine with having the chickens. I just wish they would give up! They moved here from the city 6 years ago. It's ok for them to ride their four wheelers and blast music at all hours of the day and night but they complain that they can't sleep because of my roosters. Don't move to the country if you don't like country noises!!!

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  140. Teresa Stickels7/8/13, 10:02 AM

    Love having the feeder up on legs! Such a simple idea but brilliant!

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  141. Schelli Nimz7/8/13, 10:04 AM

    The no spill grill is a great feature, my ladies spill more than they eat!

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  142. I love that feeder! Feeders are very hard to come by in our town. We have to order just about everything!..I would love to add that to my new coop!

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  143. Very neat feeder!

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  144. Cyn Van Antwerp7/8/13, 10:18 AM

    Cool feeder!

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  145. Jeff Gaulke7/8/13, 10:19 AM

    Nice pictures :)

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  146. Joyce Zaleski7/8/13, 10:20 AM

    Great information as usual and I am Soooooo Glad...Blaze is doing better. :) Please accept my entry for the feeder too as this would be a great benefit to my flock :) queenb@epix.net

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  147. Nicole Mauro7/8/13, 10:24 AM

    Would love this

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  148. Chris Chapman7/8/13, 10:26 AM

    I love the pics of your flock :) I find all the different body and feather types fascinating. My flock is just now ready to move outside and I'm looking for a feeder that they can't perch on top and poop into...they were highly offended when I cut the side out of a box and capped their current feeder ;) Ah well, life goes on :D

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  149. Cricket Harvey Longaker7/8/13, 10:29 AM

    Wonderful ideas for my little firends!

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  150. Myra Redman7/8/13, 10:36 AM

    Love that feeder. Hope to win!

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  151. Victoria Reid7/8/13, 10:40 AM

    I sure could use this feeder, it would be so much neater than the way the chickens eat now!

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  152. Amanda Pope7/8/13, 10:41 AM

    This is interesting what a nice feeder.I'm in ! Gonna be needing a feeder soon anyways,got my thing going finally!

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  153. Christine Hudyma7/8/13, 11:05 AM

    Love the giveaways! Since my flock has grown I definitely could use a better functioning feeder so less food ends up on the ground! Thanks!

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  154. Our girls ADORE the Happy Hen Treats!!!! (Let me give my daily shout out to Miss Rachel: "Hey, there, pretty girl!!! Hope you're staying cool!!"
    🐥

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  155. Eilene Corcoran7/8/13, 11:09 AM

    I have these little baby sparrows that keep jumping down inside of the feed tin. I put chicken wire over the top, but they squeeze right through and help the chickens throw food all over the place. This is getting expensive! Time to make some kind of gravity feeder or buy one of the specialized feeders you have shown us. :)

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  156. P.S. 💛💙💜💚 to Blaze, too!!

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  157. Nancy Fitzgerald Hoggard7/8/13, 11:13 AM

    Nice feeder. I'd love to have it.

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  158. Alison Drouillard7/8/13, 11:15 AM

    Been trying alon time to try and win one of your goods - this would be a good one :) Heep up the good work - this is deffinatly one of the primary sites i go to for chickine info :)

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  159. I never thought feeders and waters could be so problematic. We have had a learn as you go. This look like it would solve our feeder problems.

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  160. hannahking007/8/13, 11:17 AM

    Feeder looks nice! Looking good! the hens are gossiping in the background...

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  161. 3littlechickies7/8/13, 11:20 AM

    Great blog and your chickens are so cute!!!

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  162. Karrie Sedlmeyer7/8/13, 11:29 AM

    hey, this would be great!!

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  163. Kathy Smith7/8/13, 11:42 AM

    i am in California and enjoy all your posts about the heat! my girls are loving all you cool stuff!

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  164. Thanks for all the good advice,Kathy

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  165. sunflower1097/8/13, 11:52 AM

    Best site by far for new chicken owners like myself...So much to learn about these beautiful creatures!!!

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  166. Lisa Spies Olsen7/8/13, 12:08 PM

    Love the Idea of this feeder. I have to hang mine so they don't scratch all the food out. This is great it will save money and mess. Would love to have one.

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  167. Shelley Carpenter7/8/13, 12:17 PM

    That's a nice feeder! Could always use a new one!!

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  168. Love your blog! Please enter me :)

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  169. Marie Shearer Berlanga7/8/13, 12:29 PM

    Love your info and your humor!!!!

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  170. Love the website and all the information on chickens and their care. Neighbor and I are getting chickens!

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  171. Alishia Bigelow7/8/13, 12:46 PM

    Oooh, I want one.

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  172. Love your Blog!!! This feeder is super, would be amazing to try it out! =)

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  173. LaDonna Martin7/8/13, 12:56 PM

    Looks like a really nice feeder. I have the metal feeder with the open top and I have seen my girls try to get on top of it! I hate to have to clean poop out of their feed if they figure out how to get on top of the feeder...

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  174. Heather Wilder7/8/13, 12:58 PM

    I would love to win that feeder. Definately short one right now!

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  175. Carri Wieser7/8/13, 1:02 PM

    that is an interesting concept for a feeder would love to have one, great blog too

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  176. Would love this. Am in process of building new larger coop

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  177. Dawn E. Sarver7/8/13, 1:10 PM

    looks like a real nice feeder,i like the foot/leg option

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  178. Nancy McLeroy7/8/13, 1:21 PM

    I LOVE your bolg. I learn so much from it. I haven't seen a feeder here in Alabama like this one. I would love to have one though. I am glad to see that Blaze is up and back to his old self again. Thanks for all your info and great ideas...Keep it up........Have a great day.

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  179. This new feeder design looks helpful. My adolescent girls love to throw their food everywhere! Thankful I've found your blog, your posts are a great help for us chick-newbies :)

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  180. TheChickenChick7/8/13, 2:36 PM

    Cool. Thanks for stumbling my way, Andi- it's nice to have you here!

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  181. cathyspears7/8/13, 3:02 PM

    What a great feeder!

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  182. That's an awesome feeder!
    Graceinapril@gmail.com

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  183. Sue Petersen7/8/13, 3:29 PM

    I have been looking for a new feeder.

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  184. Rachel Dennis7/8/13, 3:50 PM

    great feeder

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  185. Susan Johnson7/8/13, 4:02 PM

    I would love to win this feeder. While I don't have chickies yet there is always that possibility. *smile*. I am soooo glad to see Blaze is back and doing great. WTG chick mama. you did good.

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  186. Sharla Fraser7/8/13, 4:25 PM

    Your blog has taught me, a newbie, so much and our girls are better for it! We've just increased our flock so this feeder would be perfect for everyone to share. I haven't found any like it in our small, rural area. Thanks for the great work!

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  187. TheChickenChick7/8/13, 4:34 PM

    Thanks Susan. :)

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  188. TheChickenChick7/8/13, 5:16 PM

    Thank you Sharla and good luck!

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  189. Arliss Friend-Wells7/8/13, 5:32 PM

    Love your website/blog! This feeder would be great to have.

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  190. our teenagers chicks would love this new feeder!!!

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  191. Kim Warfield Weber7/8/13, 7:54 PM

    Awesome idea to put legs on the feeder. I have been scratching my head trying to fix my current feeder so that the food doesn't keep ending up on the floor. My chickens keep out smarting me.

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  192. Would love a feeder like that / another in my coop! Love how it stands off the group. Also loved viewing that video you posted of your live stream.

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  193. TheChickenChick7/8/13, 10:28 PM

    Been there, done that. LOL

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  194. Christa Kenyon7/8/13, 10:38 PM

    legs on the feeder! Who'd have thunk! I love it!
    ~Christa
    cmkenyon01@yahoo.com

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  195. TheChickenChick7/8/13, 10:39 PM

    What kind of shoes are you wearing? I suspect it's less about the treats than it is about the shoes.

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  196. TheChickenChick7/8/13, 10:39 PM

    Thank you, Jennifer!

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  197. TheChickenChick7/8/13, 10:39 PM

    Thank you, Melinda!

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  198. TheChickenChick7/8/13, 10:40 PM

    Welcome to chicken-keeping!

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  199. TheChickenChick7/8/13, 10:41 PM

    Thank you, Ruth. :)

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  200. TheChickenChick7/8/13, 10:42 PM

    Thanks Tammy!

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