Dec 13, 2013

Flock Focus Friday, 12/13/13

Winter landed in New England this week: sleet, freezing rain, biting cold and wicked winds. Some of the newer flock members didn't know what to make of it, but they're adjusting. We're expecting the first significant accumulation of snow tonight though, so it should make for some interesting faces on the flockers this weekend!

 Lousy weather makes for excellent opportunity to work on indoor projects such as holiday crafts and baking. If you missed my Vintage Christmas tree tutorial or Holiday Shutter articles, feel free to check 'em out!
I had a blast creating a guide to Gifts for the Chicken Addict, which includes a Grandpa's Feeders giveaway for you. If you haven't entered yet, there's still plenty of time left!
Portia (Serama pullet) getting a bird's eye view of the decorations in the chicken yard.
 Lola (Columbian Wyandotte) has made significant progress with her molt. Her new feathers are popping out just in time for the really cold weather and snow. 
 Spartacus, (Serama cockerel crossed with Red Sex Link) posturing for his royal portrait, perhaps? He's going to be a handful!
 Rachel, (Bantam Cochin Frizzle) chillin' with her home girls. They're working on pooling their body heat lately.
 Sparky (Black Copper Marans cockerel). Dreamy.
 A yet unnamed Olive Egger pullet and Caesar, (Serama cockerel) are inseparable. It's hard to believe they're the same age, isn't it?
 The ice was pretty, but made the trip down to the coop treacherous.
 The Little Deuce Coop. If you've never taken the Virtual Tour of my coops, you're invited to!
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The winners of last week's Flock Focus Friday giveaway are:  TBA HERE.
  Thanks for joining me and have a great weekend!
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139 comments :

  1. Jill Sheltry12/13/13, 7:44 PM

    Cool page!

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  2. TheChickenChick12/13/13, 7:46 PM

    Thanks Jill. Feel free to browse around!

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  3. Always love your memes and pictures.

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  4. R.m. Hamilton Wilson12/13/13, 7:56 PM

    I am SO unprepared for the storm! I hope to get everything I need tomorrow before it gets here! SOMEDAY, I'll have a pretty chicken yard!

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  5. I love all of the captions that you put with your photos! Stay warm!

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  6. Kristina Nicole Richardson12/13/13, 8:01 PM

    I love your page!!!

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  7. Sparky has such wonderful colors! Reminds me of a deep sunset on a summers night!

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  8. Alison Drouillard12/13/13, 8:03 PM

    Again another great give away. Now if onlyi could win one

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  9. Jenn Werner-Williams12/13/13, 8:09 PM

    I love Spartacus!!

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  10. JessicaHughett12/13/13, 8:11 PM

    We are suppose to get our first snow here tomorrow too! I'm already ready for SPRING!
    Thank you!

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  11. Dawn E. Sarver12/13/13, 8:30 PM

    i have been thinking about doing this for a while, good to know youve checked it out

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  12. Katlyn Koester12/13/13, 8:31 PM

    Said hi over at Local hens on Facebook. Always something fun happening in your blog!

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  13. Shel Reitmajer12/13/13, 8:35 PM

    When my girls start laying again, I will need these. I plan to give some eggs to my new neighbor.

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  14. your page is so nice I could look at it all day and learn so much

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  15. Summers Acres12/13/13, 8:57 PM

    Fantastic giveaway!
    ~Ann

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  16. I gave my neighbor too many of mine. Now i need them!

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  17. Great winter photos and thanks for the chance to win.

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  18. Ruth Michael12/13/13, 10:01 PM

    Our McDreamy

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  19. some egg cartons and a sign would be just fine when my chickens decide to get back on the assembly line

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  20. Marjie Nickulas Brennan12/13/13, 11:55 PM

    Love your page!

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  21. I think that is a great idea. I will have to set up a profile.

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  22. Amanda Wilson12/14/13, 12:37 AM

    Would love to win

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  23. Denise Allison Magil12/14/13, 12:57 AM

    hmm egg cartons always good' thank you kathy for all you do

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  24. TheChickenChick12/14/13, 12:58 AM

    Thanks Marjie!

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  25. TheChickenChick12/14/13, 1:01 AM

    And he is!

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  26. Helen Storey Crosson12/14/13, 1:39 AM

    Can always use egg cartons! Happy Holidays!

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  27. Aliesha King12/14/13, 8:05 AM

    Thank you :)

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  28. Rebecca Whitmire12/14/13, 8:59 AM

    I can always use more egg cartons and I have been wishing for a sign to put on my fence in front of my house. My hens are still laying approx. 14 eggs per day and we are in the midst of very cold weather.

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  29. Patty Kennedy12/14/13, 9:09 AM

    Egg cartons are always appreciated at my place.

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  30. Emily Usina Bowers12/14/13, 9:25 AM

    Love it all as always =)

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  31. nice give away, I would like to be able to fill them!

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  32. I would love a chance to win the Local Hens goodies! :)

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  33. Tamara Glocar Kendall12/14/13, 12:29 PM

    I love your blog. Best one out there. Thank you and keep it coming!

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  34. Could put these to good use !!

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  35. Grampa's feeder I want one!

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  36. Gretchen Dimling12/14/13, 8:23 PM

    Maryland chicks "like" the Chicken Chick

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  37. TheChickenChick12/14/13, 8:36 PM

    OMG. Adorable!

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  38. You take beautiful pictures.

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  39. TheChickenChick12/15/13, 1:07 AM

    Thank you Laura.

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  40. TheChickenChick12/15/13, 2:17 AM

    Thanks Tamara. :)

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  41. Love looking at your coops!

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  42. awesome products

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  43. Deborah Paterson12/15/13, 4:10 PM

    love your winter pictures. I can admire the winter beauty when I don't have to deal with it :) Thank you for sharing. Here is my new Tolbunt addition with her Mama the wool sock.

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  44. Please peck me for the giveaway.

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  45. Staci Wightman12/15/13, 7:42 PM

    Another give away? you sure keep busy. thanks for all that you do!!! @TheChickenChick

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  46. April Halverson12/15/13, 7:42 PM

    Thanks ;)

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  47. Shanna Lee Longino-Mackert12/15/13, 7:44 PM

    We would love to have some new egg cartons :)

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  48. Thanks for the help!!

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  49. I just started saving egg cartons so I don't have many. Cool giveaway. :)

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  50. Boy do I need some cartons, this would be great.

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  51. Amy Kuehn Kalna12/15/13, 7:46 PM

    I love all of your advice and giveaways!

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  52. Always look forward to Flock Focus Fridays! :)

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  53. Thank you for the Local Hens giveaway! I always hVe an excess of eggs and could definitely use help in finding local folks who could use some eggs!

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  54. Roxanne Hardisty Westphalen12/15/13, 7:48 PM

    Love your page - and would love to win the egg cartons and dry erase board. MERRY CHRISTMAS, CHICKEN CHICK!

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  55. I love that you offer these great drawings!

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  56. Symphony262712/15/13, 7:50 PM

    I love your page so much info i hope i can win i could use them i liked the local hen on facebook and told them u sent me thanks and i love your blogs.

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  57. Michael Hancock12/15/13, 7:51 PM

    I already liked their page. Love your giveaways and valuable chicken info on your blog.

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  58. jane stanford boozer12/15/13, 7:51 PM

    I learn so much from you...thanks for all the information you post!

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  59. I SO enjoy my chickens . I love the idea of a Daily Rachel. And I appreciate your tips....a LOT.

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  60. Charlene Batcheller12/15/13, 7:52 PM

    Love all the photos of your beautiful chickens! Amazed at how much I love my chickens and how many other chicken nuts there are! :)

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  61. Susan Carter12/15/13, 7:52 PM

    Love your site and especially the coffee cartoons!

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  62. Could use both of these !!

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  63. Mandy Clarke Prendki12/15/13, 7:53 PM

    My kids & I love your videos! My 24 hens are doing pretty good in our snowy Illinois winter!

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  64. Cathy Leo Sims12/15/13, 7:53 PM

    I love to share the captions you put on your pictures

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  65. Heather Estep12/15/13, 7:54 PM

    Would Love To Wint these!!

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  66. John P Fisher12/15/13, 7:55 PM

    Merry Christmas from Wild Angels Farm!

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  67. I am so glad I found your site. It is a wealth of information AND great pictures and ideas! Thank you!

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  68. I can't believe the amount of joy I get from my girls! :)

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  69. hmmmm maybe I should worry about getting my hens to actually lay eggs before I focus on egg cartons. The little freeloaders!

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  70. Tara Karpinski12/15/13, 8:05 PM

    Would love to win

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  71. Love The Daily coffee posts

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  72. Barbara Woods Shoemaker12/15/13, 8:10 PM

    Please enter me in your giveaway

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  73. Teri Robinson12/15/13, 8:11 PM

    I would love to win and have liked and commented.

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  74. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  75. Could use the egg cartons. Also have been telling your Santa jokes to coworkers. Happy holidays.

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  76. I want to win!! Love your flock friday photos...say that three times fast...lol

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  77. Beth Simicich12/15/13, 8:37 PM

    i could use some more egg cartons!

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  78. Veletta Presley Reed12/15/13, 8:47 PM

    Love local hens! We always need egg cartons!

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  79. love the pictures of your chickens and your farm....

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  80. Bobbie Turner12/15/13, 8:55 PM

    As a new chicken mom and now have 8 new eggs, I would love egg cartons to put them in.๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ”๐Ÿ“๐Ÿฃ

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  81. Edward Dykeman Sr.12/15/13, 8:55 PM

    Always great info. This is one of our newer pullets " FLAME "

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  82. Sara Trocker-Hambly12/15/13, 9:06 PM

    Nice items from the local hen..

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  83. Debbie_Bruening12/15/13, 9:07 PM

    Another giveaway? I love you Chicken Chick! Love your blog, your great pictures, your humor. Love it all!

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  84. Chrissy Roth Rogers12/15/13, 9:11 PM

    Love your site :)

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  85. Leslie Kinsey12/15/13, 9:13 PM

    I would love the cartons. I just got 2 new girls today. When they start laying I will so need new cartons. Thank you.

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  86. melissa scartozzi12/15/13, 9:17 PM

    would love to win something sometime.

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  87. Such a fun little post! Would love to win some cartons! :)

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  88. could use some egg cartons.

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  89. Denise McEntire Lambert12/15/13, 9:27 PM

    I would love to win some stuff for my hens.

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  90. Kristy Dickinson McKinney12/15/13, 9:27 PM

    Love your website! Would love to win the cartons!!

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  91. I LOVE Rachel!!! AND your posts!!

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  92. I love the pic of Spartacus - what a perfect name for him. He is so cute!

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  93. Christopher Warner12/15/13, 9:32 PM

    Do they do custom printing?

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  94. Caitlyn Ralston12/15/13, 9:39 PM

    I would love to win this! Thanks for the opportunity ! I have a black copper maran that reminds me so much of your Sparky! Such beautiful birds!

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  95. Jamie Lynds Badders12/15/13, 9:41 PM

    I'm just now getting enough eggs to share and I'd really like to have these cartons to show off my girl's gorgeous eggs!

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  96. Cindy Harney12/15/13, 9:41 PM

    Sure could use those cartons. My girls are giving me 16 to 18 eggs a day.

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  97. Maria Reaser12/15/13, 9:46 PM

    Thank you for this contest!

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  98. Love the Local Hens contest! Thank You!

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  99. Local hens is a great concept. Hoping once the girls pick back up production that those egg cartons could be put to good use!

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  100. Valerie Gruber12/15/13, 10:16 PM

    Is Blaze in hiding? Havent seen much of him lately. Thank you for another give away!!

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  101. Valerie Gruber12/15/13, 10:18 PM

    Handsome!!!!

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  102. Kara Hale Acre12/15/13, 10:18 PM

    Would love to win some egg cartons!

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  103. Kathy Tedford12/15/13, 10:23 PM

    Merry Christmas!!

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  104. Eva J Hargrave12/15/13, 10:29 PM

    I could sure use some egg cartons. I like Grandpas feeder and the water fountain! Thanks in advance! Love you!

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  105. Lisa-Anne Mosher12/15/13, 10:43 PM

    Another uplifting, colorful page, Thank you for all you do!

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  106. Christa Goss12/15/13, 10:51 PM

    I can't believe I haven't liked Local Hens yet. Oh, and your flock is adorable, so glad you labeled the names and breeds on the pics.

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  107. I can use more egg cartons as my hens are laying their little asses off!

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  108. Jill Ann Jassmann-Sharlock12/15/13, 11:05 PM

    Love the coffee jokes! And NEED egg cartons! :) believe it or not our egg production has INCREASED! Lol! Even with single digit temps!

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  109. Love reading and seeing pictures of your girls! Would love to win something to keep my eggs in besides a tupperware bowl!

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  110. Helen Storey Crosson12/16/13, 12:16 AM

    Can always use cartons!!! Thank you!

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  111. I used to get cartoons from the Trauma nurses I work with at the Elvis Presley Memorial Trauma Center in Memphis (yes, there is a Trauma center named for Elvis). I have been off work for a month due to chemo for liver cancer, so I haven't been able to cartons. Any help in getting cartons is always welcome. Sincerely, Trauma Tommy.

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  112. Debbie Jaynes12/16/13, 2:33 AM

    So love all the photos, articles and coffee referenced photos. So true, hahaha. Would love the egg cartons.

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  113. Patricia Dieveney12/16/13, 6:41 AM

    I enjoy your blog~~~

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  114. Tanya Groshong12/16/13, 7:41 AM

    Thanks so much for your blog, it is wonderful!

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  115. Teresa Fitzgibbon Kaminski12/16/13, 8:08 AM

    My girls just started maying enough eggs to start selling. I just created a page for Local Hens so thus would be awesome!

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  116. Love the local eggs label on the cartons!

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  117. Denise Allison Magil12/16/13, 10:26 AM

    love the eggg cartons

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  118. Pam Wetherill Wright12/16/13, 12:38 PM

    Finding egg cartons around here is like trying to find.....hens teeth!

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  119. Jennifer Path12/16/13, 1:16 PM

    I would love to win these cartons! Thank you so much for the chance!

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  120. Michelle Chun12/16/13, 1:54 PM

    While my girls have slowed way down in their egg production, I still manage to find a few every week. I just looked in my cupboards and my egg carton stash is sadly diminished. Would love to win these!

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  121. Ferne McAllister12/16/13, 3:04 PM

    Hoping I'll someday have enough eggs to fill a carton, lol.

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  122. Mary Howard Withers12/16/13, 4:09 PM

    I would love to have my own special egg cartons for my special girls! Thank you so much for the information you share, I feel lucky to have found you on Facebook!!

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  123. Amanda McFarland12/16/13, 5:43 PM

    Loving the egg cartons!! :)

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  124. Carlye Wosmansky12/16/13, 6:36 PM

    Done and done! :)

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  125. TheChickenChick12/16/13, 8:42 PM

    Thank you Mary. ♥

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  126. TheChickenChick12/16/13, 11:36 PM

    Prayers for you for a full and speedy recovery, Tommy. ♥

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  127. TheChickenChick12/16/13, 11:48 PM

    pretty!

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  128. TheChickenChick12/16/13, 11:48 PM

    Thank you Anita. :)

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  129. TheChickenChick12/17/13, 12:03 AM

    Thanks Cristina, nice to have you here!

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  130. TheChickenChick12/17/13, 12:03 AM

    Merry Christmas John!

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  131. TheChickenChick12/17/13, 12:10 AM

    So sweet. Poor little lonely fella. :(

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  132. Done and done! Thanks for the flock update and all your amazing giveaways!

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  133. they have a cool page. thanks for sharing the information. and again...thanks for all the give-aways!

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  134. Steven Ringler12/17/13, 7:37 PM

    Done and Done!

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  135. Would LOVE to win the egg cartons for my girls!

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  136. Kelly Mosley12/19/13, 11:36 PM

    Done!!!! I love that picture. Psst. guess what? I used to say that all the time before I had chickens LOL!!!!

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  137. Jenifer Davis12/20/13, 10:10 PM

    You have the best give aways!!

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  138. TheChickenChick12/21/13, 12:26 AM

    Thanks Jenifer. Good luck!

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