Nov 29, 2014

Flock Focus Friday, 11/28/14

I thought I'd use this week's Flock Focus Friday to celebrate my beautiful boys at Blazing Trails Farm! I've got a major beef with the negative perceptions perpetrated by many rooster detractors. Until I began keeping chickens myself, I didn't realize that roosters are no noisier than barking dogs and while it's true that a rooster may crow at daybreak or in the middle of the night if disturbed, those noises are easily eliminated by either sound and light-proofing the coop or by bringing the rooster into another interior space (garage, basement).
I thought I'd use this week's Flock Focus Friday to celebrate my beautiful boys at Blazing Trails Farm! I've got a major beef with the negative perceptions perpetrated by many rooster detractors. Until I began keeping chickens myself, I didn't realize that roosters are no noisier than barking dogs and while it's true that a rooster may crow at daybreak or in the middle of the night if disturbed, those noises are easily eliminated by either sound and light-proofing the coop or by bringing the rooster into another interior space (garage, basement). 
Measured in decibel levels, upper 70s are annoying to most people.
A rooster at 328 feet = 48 dB
A lawnmower at 328 feet=107 dB
A barking dog at 400 feet = 48 dB
A typical car interior on the highway=75 dB
So, before conceding an argument that roosters should be outlawed, a more critical assessment of the facts of rooster sounds and behaviors should be made.
Blaze, the Flock King, is a Black Copper Marans.
I thought I'd use this week's Flock Focus Friday to celebrate my beautiful boys at Blazing Trails Farm! I've got a major beef with the negative perceptions perpetrated by many rooster detractors. Until I began keeping chickens myself, I didn't realize that roosters are no noisier than barking dogs and while it's true that a rooster may crow at daybreak or in the middle of the night if disturbed, those noises are easily eliminated by either sound and light-proofing the coop or by bringing the rooster into another interior space (garage, basement).
Sylvio is a Silver Laced Wyandotte cockerel.
I thought I'd use this week's Flock Focus Friday to celebrate my beautiful boys at Blazing Trails Farm! I've got a major beef with the negative perceptions perpetrated by many rooster detractors. Until I began keeping chickens myself, I didn't realize that roosters are no noisier than barking dogs and while it's true that a rooster may crow at daybreak or in the middle of the night if disturbed, those noises are easily eliminated by either sound and light-proofing the coop or by bringing the rooster into another interior space (garage, basement).
 Caesar is a Serama rooster.
I thought I'd use this week's Flock Focus Friday to celebrate my beautiful boys at Blazing Trails Farm! I've got a major beef with the negative perceptions perpetrated by many rooster detractors. Until I began keeping chickens myself, I didn't realize that roosters are no noisier than barking dogs and while it's true that a rooster may crow at daybreak or in the middle of the night if disturbed, those noises are easily eliminated by either sound and light-proofing the coop or by bringing the rooster into another interior space (garage, basement).
Chevy is a Light Sussex cockerel.
 I thought I'd use this week's Flock Focus Friday to celebrate my beautiful boys at Blazing Trails Farm! I've got a major beef with the negative perceptions perpetrated by many rooster detractors. Until I began keeping chickens myself, I didn't realize that roosters are no noisier than barking dogs and while it's true that a rooster may crow at daybreak or in the middle of the night if disturbed, those noises are easily eliminated by either sound and light-proofing the coop or by bringing the rooster into another interior space (garage, basement).
Frederick is a Serama cockerel.
I thought I'd use this week's Flock Focus Friday to celebrate my beautiful boys at Blazing Trails Farm! I've got a major beef with the negative perceptions perpetrated by many rooster detractors. Until I began keeping chickens myself, I didn't realize that roosters are no noisier than barking dogs and while it's true that a rooster may crow at daybreak or in the middle of the night if disturbed, those noises are easily eliminated by either sound and light-proofing the coop or by bringing the rooster into another interior space (garage, basement).
Blaze.
I thought I'd use this week's Flock Focus Friday to celebrate my beautiful boys at Blazing Trails Farm! I've got a major beef with the negative perceptions perpetrated by many rooster detractors. Until I began keeping chickens myself, I didn't realize that roosters are no noisier than barking dogs and while it's true that a rooster may crow at daybreak or in the middle of the night if disturbed, those noises are easily eliminated by either sound and light-proofing the coop or by bringing the rooster into another interior space (garage, basement).
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I thought I'd use this week's Flock Focus Friday to celebrate my beautiful boys at Blazing Trails Farm! I've got a major beef with the negative perceptions perpetrated by many rooster detractors. Until I began keeping chickens myself, I didn't realize that roosters are no noisier than barking dogs and while it's true that a rooster may crow at daybreak or in the middle of the night if disturbed, those noises are easily eliminated by either sound and light-proofing the coop or by bringing the rooster into another interior space (garage, basement).
Seriously, before I had my coffee, I didn't realize how fabulous I was going to be today either.
Too much Monday, not enough coffee.
Of course it's Monday, this ain't my Friday face. 
Never trust anyone who smiles before their first cup of coffee. 
You can't fight City Hall...Said No Chicken EVER.
It's 5 am and you're trying to sleep? Allow me to sing you the song of my people.
The question isn't who is going to let me, it's who is going to stop me.
Sources, decibel levels: 
Thanks for visiting and have a great week!
Kathy Shea Mormino, The Chicken Chick®

The winner of last week's Flock Focus Friday giveaway is:  TBA HERE.

742 comments :

  1. I saw him chasing one of the ladies today! He's going to be a Romeo!

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  2. Angela Nelson-Patterson11/29/14, 8:04 PM

    Oh how I would love this!

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  3. Would love to win this

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  4. I would love one of these!

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  5. Wendy Karcher11/29/14, 8:06 PM

    Would love the opportunity to hatch eggs in the spring. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

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  6. Laurie Trautwein11/29/14, 8:06 PM

    Would be fun to try!

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  7. Kim Ramsey Hayse11/29/14, 8:07 PM

    Ohhhhh an incubator would be awesome!

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  8. love to have this. gl to everyone.

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  9. Rose Nicely Carver11/29/14, 8:07 PM

    love your chickens!

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  10. Shannon Berrios11/29/14, 8:08 PM

    I love hearing the rooster crow, and my neighbor screaming at her dogs, or horses, or grandkids is way louder than my rooster or donkeys...lol!

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  11. I am absolutely in love with Cesar, though Blaze is a studmuffin as well...

    #moreCesarpicsplease

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  12. Rhonda Mayberry11/29/14, 8:09 PM

    I've been a FB fan of Brinsea for awhile now, and yes, the Chicken Chick sent me back then too! I love their products and would really enjoy a mini!

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  13. Trisha Woods11/29/14, 8:11 PM

    please pick me :)

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  14. Van Frazee Skeens11/29/14, 8:11 PM

    Would LOVE to have this!

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  15. Sara Clisham11/29/14, 8:11 PM

    I have my first rooster coming in March, a buff orpington, cannot wait!

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  16. Jennifer Kelly11/29/14, 8:11 PM

    Love your blog and your sexy chickens . I want this soooo bad!!!

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  17. Missed hearing a rooster crow but now mine is crowing all the time!

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  18. Susan Turner11/29/14, 8:13 PM

    You have some handsome roosters! I love to hear mine crow it is such a wonderful sound!

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  19. Love Brinsea products & would love to add these 2 items to my "toolbox". The OvaScope looks like it would do a much better job when I candle the dark eggs. Thanks!

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  20. Thank you! I tried to enter earlier but not sure if I got my entry submitted but here's hoping it worked.

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  21. Ami Jorgensen11/29/14, 8:15 PM

    love to hatch!

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  22. Tierney Sheets Clark11/29/14, 8:16 PM

    My pleasure!

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  23. Love seeing all the pics of your chickens daily!

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  24. I love that sound in the morning... I will wait patiently until my cockerels learn to give me that music!

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  25. Mystik'l Bullmastiffs11/29/14, 8:17 PM

    Another great giveaway Wonder if I will win. ))

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  26. I love my roosters. I currently have around 12 of them. When they free range, my girls usually have at least 2 roos for each bunch of them - 1 leads them and 1 brings up the rear and makes sure they are all together. It does sometimes get a little noisy when they all think they have to answer each other at 4 am, but it's a good noise!

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  27. Penny Shanks11/29/14, 8:19 PM

    I just ask my neighbor for a few hatching eggs today. He has white and black Jersey Giants. (I happened to see my incubator while looking for the xmas tree) lol

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  28. rcooperrider11/29/14, 8:20 PM

    Our roosters "sing" often. I think they are often trying to outdo one another.

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  29. Sierra Dawn Clemons11/29/14, 8:21 PM

    THIS LOOKS SO COOL!

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  30. My family would love this incubator! Any excuse for more chickens! :)

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  31. Great lookin' boys. Caesar is just plain gorgeous. I love my Julio. He waltzes around like he's about to sing, " To all the girls I've Loved Before."

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  32. I love chicks

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  33. Would love to win!

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  34. I have 7+ roosters that all tolerate each other most of the time...lol. I love hearing them crow...they all have a unique "voice".
    Hope I win the incubator...love to hatch out more guinea chicks!

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  35. MeghanandPatrick Lacey11/29/14, 8:26 PM

    I would love an incubator please!

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  36. I want BABIES!!! :)

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  37. Really hope my luck will change - this week has been pretty crappy for our little farm. The temporary shelter we had over our chickens collapsed from the weight of the snow and we barely got everyone out and into our garage. We did lose one of our roos though :'( well, fingerscrossed on this giveaway!

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  38. Denise Foster11/29/14, 8:28 PM

    Hatchaholic here could really use these!! Love your giveaways!

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  39. Tracy Jenner11/29/14, 8:29 PM

    Happy holidays to all the chicken chick fans :)

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  40. Tanya Miroshnichenko11/29/14, 8:34 PM

    It would be awesome to have one...

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  41. My Wheaton Serama Roo is my favorite! If I could only keep one it would be him.

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  42. Sure would love to hatch some babes! Thanks for the opportunity!

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  43. I am looking forward to Spring so I can have a rooster again. Great contest, here's to hoping.

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  44. I have a dozen eggs in my incubator now! 6 BCMs, 3 EEs, and 3 mixes from my flock to see what I get! Would love to win!!

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  45. David Butch LaBombard11/29/14, 8:38 PM

    That prize package is the bomb diggity!!

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  46. Russell O'Donnell11/29/14, 8:39 PM

    I would love to hatch some babies

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  47. Esther widgren11/29/14, 8:41 PM

    PLEASE DON'T LET ME WIN THIS! My fate would be sealed. SEALED, I SAY!
    :-) Thank you again, Kathy
    From your friend, the aspiring hatchaholic!

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  48. Karen Warner11/29/14, 8:41 PM

    Love those pink flamingos! I would leap for joy if I win this prize. My three year old girl are reluctant layers these days and I am primed for some babies!

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  49. Beautiful! Thanks for the tip on keeping roosters quiet. I have 2 cockerels and 3 pullets, 13 weeks of age. I won't give any of my babies away, no matter what my neighbors might say. No restrictions on them where I live anyway!

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  50. I hope to try hatching soon.

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  51. Steve Weckbacher11/29/14, 8:43 PM

    Great opportunity! Thanks for the opportunity!

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  52. cool incubator

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  53. Sally A. Munson11/29/14, 8:45 PM

    LOVE hatching little fuzzy butts! Have borrowed a Brinsea incubator from a friend and would love to have one of my own.

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  54. Carol Ann Jacques11/29/14, 8:45 PM

    I'd like to win! Are you going to TN? Maybe I'll see you at Congress...

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  55. Becky Laakso11/29/14, 8:47 PM

    I would love to win this incubator to hatch some babies with the grandchildren this spring. btw, your roosters are beautiful!

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  56. Jenn Werner-Williams11/29/14, 8:47 PM

    Love love love the giveaway! I'd give it to my husband for christmas!!!

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  57. Julia Grammer11/29/14, 8:47 PM

    Beautiful roos! If I win that incubator maybe I could hatch some of my own!

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  58. Would love to hatch some babies for the first time! :)

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  59. Christy Turner White11/29/14, 8:49 PM

    Another great giveaway! I would love the opportunity to hatch my own chicks <3

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  60. Vikki Wright11/29/14, 8:49 PM

    I would love to win this!

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  61. An incubator is the calculator of chicken math!

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  62. Michelle Billoni Jordan11/29/14, 8:50 PM

    I have had chickens for about a year and want to try to hatch some chicks. This would sure help!

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  63. Excited to hatch with an incubator!!!

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  64. Liked, commented and hoping to win!

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  65. I'll be at the NEPC in January!

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  66. Thanks for the sourcing on the decibels. Had Sylvio started crowing yet?

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  67. Denise Michaud Ferguson11/29/14, 8:59 PM

    Perfect size for a starter.

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  68. Katie Brown Stafford11/29/14, 8:59 PM

    I woulld love to win so m y littles did not have to come in the mail!

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  69. Nana Rominger11/29/14, 9:02 PM

    Brinsea is the best. Using our EcoGlow brooder for baby ducks.

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  70. Nicole Weiss11/29/14, 9:04 PM

    I love the photos of your boys! They are all so different, I have listened your recordings of some of your roo's, do they sound different? Are your larger roosters louder? Thanks again Kathy so happy about the legal outcome too :).

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  71. Ill have chickens in th Spring!

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  72. Colleen Richman11/29/14, 9:05 PM

    Thank you so much for the giveaway, love your blog!

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  73. Oh, how I wish we were allowed to have a rooster where I am. My girls needs a man to let them know when the neighborhood hawk is lurking. My hopes for 2015 include incubating a brooding a few little ones.

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  74. This would be awesome

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  75. Would love to win!!

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  76. Beautiful photos of your boys.

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  77. Love the roosters and would love to win this giveaway. Thanks for all the info you share with us. Have a great weekend.

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  78. It must be difficult to decide which favorite chicken photos to place into each blog!
    Cheers,
    izzi~avis

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  79. Hoping I win! This is the same incubator on my X-Mas list year. fingers Crossed.

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  80. Alyssa Proffitt Brown11/29/14, 9:22 PM

    Hopeful chicken mom here!

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  81. Would love to hatch my own chicks!

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  82. This would be so awesome!

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  83. I'd love a have a rooster! Yours are so handsome.

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  84. I can tell their crows apart- they have different tones, melodies and volumes!

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  85. Not yet, but he was chasing one of the girls today! :)

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  86. Angie McGinness11/29/14, 9:31 PM

    Absolutely NEED this! Would be great for my 8 year old who is in 4H and just learning about his chickens. He really wants to hatch his own in the spring! Please let him win this!!

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  87. I really would love one of these!

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  88. I would live another.

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  89. Shanette Miller11/29/14, 9:34 PM

    Love hatching chicks! Thank you for the opportunity!

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  90. I would love to have a miniature roo, your Seramas look like just the thing! Our Very Handsome Fella a Silver Laced Wyandotte is so huge he towers over the girls!

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  91. Flowering Feather Farm11/29/14, 9:40 PM

    Another great giveaway!

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  92. I completely understand your annoyance with the rooster laws! I live in an area where whoever made all of the chicken laws has probably never seen a chicken in his or her life, and it's very frustrating. We had to get rid of an accidental rooster. And, we have two dogs in the neighborhood who enjoy taking up barking in the middle of the night.

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  93. Monique Watanabe11/29/14, 9:41 PM

    I've tried so hard to convince the SO that roosters aren't that loud and annoying! Maybe if I just hatch a few he would have to live with them for a bit!

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  94. Just love your flock, so beautiful!! Thank you for the opportunity to win fabulous prizes. Happy Holidays!! :)

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  95. Sandra Laylock11/29/14, 9:43 PM

    Very pretty boys! And I've had my eye on one of those incubators for a while.

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  96. I can't wait to get roos! Hoping to hatch some cockerels soon.

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  97. So are we have a couple of roosters. They haven't started crowing (yet)..... Silkies are the best. We are planning on incubating some bantam Wyandotte so this would come in handy. Thanks for another great prize winning opportunity.

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  98. I'm now teaching Third Grade, and I think this would be an excellent class project. They have done butterflies in Kindergarten, and this would be an entirely new and different learning experience for them.

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  99. The truth is - I would much rather hear a rooster crow than a dog bark! We have a couple of yapper dogs behind us and we cannot open our windows without hearing them all day long! When we go out to swim in our pool, they bark. When we try to garden, they bark. When we are grilling on the BBQ, they bark. They bark because they are bored. But when their owner goes into the back yard, they bark because they are excited! Bark, yap, barkity yap yap. I would much rather hear cock-a-doodle-doo! I would love to have an incubator! Thanks for the opportunity!

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  100. Those certainly are some beautiful roosters!

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  101. I've been looking for a reliable incubator to hatch my chickies in. This incubator would be such a dream come true!

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  102. Lindsey Chase11/29/14, 9:51 PM

    I love my roosters! I'd love to hatch some with a Brinsea!

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  103. If I didn't have roos, I wouldn't need this prize.

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  104. Kathryn Duplichan11/29/14, 9:53 PM

    I would love this. We want to start hatching so that our children can be a part of the entire process

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  105. My daughter would love this! Just what she needs

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  106. Please enter me, would love an incubator. We have a set going on lock down tomorrow. We gave up on bought candlers because our high powered flashlight seamed to work better...still can't see the brown ones. This is our 2nd hatch ever! Down to 6 from 18 unfortunately....either rough delivery or just not fertile. My daughter is so excited, this is all her responsibility
    and so far she is doing great!

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  107. I had a hen go broody in March, so I put some eggs under her and she hatched only 3 chicks from 8 eggs. I think an incubator might be more effective.

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  108. was just thinking about hatching today maybe I will win and try :)

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  109. Lynn Peaslee11/29/14, 10:02 PM

    I pickud up a French Black Copper Marans and few hens to go with him. I am saving the Morans eggs, but none of my other hens are broody and would be very grateful if I won the incubator.

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  110. I've been wanting one of these so bad!

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  111. I never wanted a rooster, but we ended up with one that was supposed to be a pullet. He is very friendly, and I'm happy we ended up with him! I would really love to have an incubator to hatch my own chicks one day.

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  112. Carol Johnson11/29/14, 10:06 PM

    The boys are very handsome for sure!

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  113. Gorgeous Roosters! I love mine & love to hear them crow anytime. My dogs & horses are usually the ones who set my Roosters to crowing :) We are all just out to have fun & enjoy life.

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  114. Oohhh!!! Pick me pick me!

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  115. Waiting to discover boy or girl is the HARDEST THING!

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  116. It would be nice to have one of these, our ducks frequently ditch their nests when the eggs are about a week from hatching, very annoying and stressful!

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  117. Lisa West-Harper11/29/14, 10:29 PM

    I really want an incubator!

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  118. You have beautiful roosters.Mine is quite handsome too.So far no complaints from neighbors.I would love to hatch some chicks.I have 15 hens but no one is broody.I enjoy your pics and info.Also glad you won your case.I know it was very stressful and took a while.

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  119. I totally agree about your Rooster post. All of our neighbors have dogs. We do too. While our rooster can crow loudly, overall, he makes very little noise by comparison. His very early morning crows are muffled by the coop. We don't let him out any earlier than everyone around lets their dogs out. We have not had any complaints about him. We love having him around. He's beautiful to look at, and he guards his ladies well when they are let out to free range in our yard.

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  120. Sarah Puente Salazar11/29/14, 10:38 PM

    Handsome roosters!

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  121. Mindy McGrew11/29/14, 10:42 PM

    We would love an incubator! Just caught the chicken bug this year and having a ball!

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  122. Peggy Denton11/29/14, 11:08 PM

    Your roosters are really good looking!

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  123. We are just dying to hatch our own eggs!

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  124. Kenna Rogers11/29/14, 11:09 PM

    Always love your blog and of course, the chickens!!

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  125. Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving Kathy! I would love to win one of these!!! :)

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  126. I would love to win the incubator and candler!

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  127. I think this incubator is just the right size!

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  128. Jennifer Sherman11/29/14, 11:24 PM

    Your roosters are soo handsome. Do they get along well? We have 5 right now: Robin - the Papa, and 4 young roos. I would love to hatch out my own chicks, and have been eyeing the Brinsea incubator.

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  129. This would be a cool win!

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  130. Jennifer Laforest11/29/14, 11:34 PM

    Some nice looking boys you have!

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  131. Heather Stauffer11/29/14, 11:34 PM

    Love Brinsea products....would love to add more to what little I have. A smaller 'bator would be nice when I don't want to hatch out a ton, but don't want to waste all that extra space...haha

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  132. I want to make chickens from scratch, I hope I win!

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  133. Robin Renee Chapman11/29/14, 11:38 PM

    We just had a surprise winter hatch of 3 so far with 5 eggs still under one of my barred rock girls who decided she just had to sit on eggs!! This would be awesome to have !

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  134. Tessa miller11/29/14, 11:39 PM

    I can't wait to hatch more chicks. I am going to get some black copper maran hatching eggs this spring I would love this incubator.

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  135. courtney galle11/29/14, 11:41 PM

    Maybe this is my lucky week. :)

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  136. Andy Lanesey11/29/14, 11:42 PM

    Great pics of the boys. Blazing Trails farm, great name.

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  137. I would love to try out some hard to get breeds!

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  138. Ready to hatch!

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  139. Christine Vig11/30/14, 12:13 AM

    If we don't win we're still getting one!

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  140. We take in unwanted roosters and they can live out their lives here with us. We have had very few instances of "mean" roosters and we just love them all!

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  141. I am so tired of people telling me my roosters are going to be mean because "all roosters are mean!" I love my boys as much as my ladies!
    I haven't been around because we've (finally) moved. Out of town, thankfully before my boys have perfected their crows. Now we have no limitations! I'm ready to get hatching!! Would love to win the prize! Glad to be back and stalk your blog full time! 😁

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  142. I caught my naked neck roo try to hop on the back of one of my matured barred rocks yesterday. Haven't heard him crowing yet. I feel like he's moving a little fast 😳 lol.

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  143. I would love to win the incubator

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  144. I want one of these.

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  145. Michelle Whitney Chlan11/30/14, 12:38 AM

    I need to win that Brinsea incubator!

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  146. Cyn Van Antwerp11/30/14, 1:35 AM

    I am hoping I win this and praying I don't. I would go chicken crazy if I had it!

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  147. Still wishing I would win one so I can incubate some Button Quail eggs.

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  148. They do get along well. It's all about respect.

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  149. I would love this so I can incubate fertile eggs and get more rare chickens and learn

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  150. Would love this - thank you Kathy and Brinsea for the opportunity

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  151. clint rowell11/30/14, 7:17 AM

    As always another fabulous read and thank you for the awesome giveaway.

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  152. Alan McIntyre11/30/14, 7:26 AM

    I would like trying my hand at starting a new group for the spring

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  153. 🐤🐥🐣

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  154. Would love to have this....I can't imagine how much fun it would be! And there are not any silkie breeders in NH!

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  155. Mary Ann Potter11/30/14, 7:42 AM

    I love your boys!!! Roosters are fabulous. When we moved to this farm almost 4 years ago, there were four roosters. Two of them, Ralph Ramsey and Mr. Littlefield, pretty much stuck to themselves. I called them my bachelor boys. Ricky Ricardo was the flock leader, but Fred Mertz was his able assistant. There was some occasional rivalry, but they were all sweet boys and still missed. Ricky and Fred died within a couple of weeks of each other, Ricky at age 9 and Fred at age 7. Ralph and Mr. L.were both been killed by predators. So sad. Now I have just one, Ernest T. Bass. He's a really, really big guy. I'm sure he's part Black Copper Maran; his head and neck are beige, setting off his blue-green, copper-brown, burgundy body. He's handsome. He knows it. He's a valuable leader. I am blessed to have him. Your post absolutely delighted me ---- great minds think alike, you know! Sending blessings from here on Windy Hollow Farm!

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  156. It has moved from my "want" column in life to my "need" column! :)

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  157. Fingers Crossed! I want to start hatching In January-March!!

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  158. E Hollandsworth11/30/14, 8:02 AM

    I want to try and win!!!

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  159. Beautiful roos! I have too many myself right now, wanting to hatch some eggs and get at least a few more hens, the incubator would be a great add to my project. Going to try an old styrofoam one given to me...we'll see if it works, I'm not too confident. A new one would be nice and I have heard good things about the Brinsea!

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  160. I have my first cockerel now - waiting to hear his first crow. Nothing yet and he's 12 weeks old.

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  161. Diane Stevens11/30/14, 8:07 AM

    would love to try hatching my own, and I love brinsea products can't live without my ecoglow!

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  162. Becky Russell Hall11/30/14, 8:19 AM

    Would be awesome to win this for myself for Christmas!

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  163. I just learned to candle and got my certificate, would love the candler!

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  164. Great products and would be very handy to have. As a side note, Animal Control told me that the Roosters violate the noise ordinance. Funny, my neighbors barking dog at 6 am doesn't? I would never complain about the dog but some would and I fear plenty would complain about my rooster.

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  165. Fred Humphrey11/30/14, 8:41 AM

    Thank you for the opportunity to win such wonderful items! I would love to win this for the grand daughter!

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  166. Want to hatch successfully. Need a contraption!! Thx!

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  167. Sarah Marie Depew11/30/14, 8:48 AM

    Would LOVE to try these :-)

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  168. I would love to win this to hatch more sweet chicks.

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  169. Carol Volkmann11/30/14, 8:59 AM

    Hoping for this as Christmas gift to myself.

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  170. caroline becker11/30/14, 9:02 AM

    Entered!!!!!
    Hope I win it!

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  171. Valerie Nelson11/30/14, 9:13 AM

    Your Roosters are so handsome. Makes me want to adopt another but I only have 10 girls right now.. would love to hatch out eggs from my girls then maybe there will be more girls to go around if some end up to be boys!

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  172. I hope to win this so I can hatch some Black Copper Marans!

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  173. We are really hoping to incubate some eggs in the spring. Thanks for all the info and pictures. We check in almost every day.

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  174. So true about the Roosters! I wish everyone understood! I would love to win too!

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  175. Alicia Crump11/30/14, 9:28 AM

    I would love to win this one! It would be so cool for my kids to be able to see the development inside of an egg.

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  176. Angela Towers11/30/14, 9:28 AM

    Thanks for another great giveaway! :)

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  177. Always good information from the chicken chick.

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  178. This would be great for hatching small batches!

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  179. Alicia Smith11/30/14, 9:36 AM

    It would be sooooo cool to win this!!!! I shared this article with my chicken friends here in AZ where we DO have a rooster ban in certain counties. Poor things have the worst time finding a home. A lot of people I know are using the new No-Crow collar or similar... Blog post idea? Have you already written about those and how they work? I might have missed it. Thank you again for your posts and Happy Holidays!

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  180. Would love one for spring.working on my Marans.

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  181. Nicole Caryn Lerma11/30/14, 9:45 AM

    Love to win but also wanted to say I don't understand who wouldn't want to hear God's beautiful natural alarm clocks! A rooster crow beats a blaring alarm clock any day!!

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  182. Jill Calhoon11/30/14, 9:55 AM

    Need this soon, I want to increase my flock in early spring. Thanks Chicken Chick!!

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  183. The idea that a rooster's crowing is annoying is because people are use to hearing dogs bark. My neighbors have dogs which actually bark at their own shadows. I finally got one dog next door to me to quit barking anytime I walked into a back room.
    As for the roosters and what to do with them...I made a special cage and have it in my block garage and put them into the cage at night and bring them out in the morning. I call it "going to jail and being released each day for 'work detail'" (they really like their work detail)...

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  184. Tiffany Blickhan11/30/14, 10:03 AM

    I have five roosters in my flock.. Two silver laced Wyandottes named Larry and Curly.. we rehomed Moe.. a barred rock rooster, who is the big guy, named Bartholomew or Bart for short, a RIR roo named Elvis, and finally my little guy Fuzzy Feet, who is a bantam roo. I have never tried to raise our own chicks from our flock before.. I would so love to try this. It would be awesome! Never give up! :-)

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  185. Kristina Nicole Richardson11/30/14, 10:04 AM

    I would love to win I lost both of my incubators last month when our house burned down we're all ok tho which is all that matters!!

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  186. thanks for a chance to win one.. my chicks do not sit on there eggs they lay then play...

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  187. Jenny Landry11/30/14, 10:43 AM

    Wow, five roosters? How do they all get along? Hatching is addicting; would so love this incubator.

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  188. Cassandra Carriker11/30/14, 10:46 AM

    I do classroom hatched for elementary kids this would be perfect! I've wanted one but can't afford it... Fingers crossed!

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  189. Faithie Cuthrell Sisk11/30/14, 10:47 AM

    I woul so love to provide more chickens for us and for the Cornucopia volunteer farm. one major contribution they make to food pantries here in Virginia is eggs.

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  190. Jo Rutherford11/30/14, 11:02 AM

    Thank you very much for the opportunity to win the Binsea mini incubator and the candling light. I've long desired these items, but they are far beyond my budget. We are a small operation on the edge of actually breaking even by selling eggs, processed birds, and conducting "How to " classes for home level processing.

    We are currently working on a breeding project with the goal of having dual purpose, winter layers; with large, multicolored eggs. Swedish Flowers were our inspiration. Having the Brinsea and the Ovascope will go a very long way to facilitating our progress as well as assisting our community outreach.

    May your holiday season be blessed with great joy. Merry Christmas!

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  191. Sara Mandal-Joy11/30/14, 11:02 AM

    I'd love to win these!! I have liked Brinsea (as sarajoy on FB) and am subscribed to your newsletter on the email I'm sending this by.

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  192. Awesome prize thanks for the chance to win and again Congrats on winning your case and getting to keep your chickens!

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  193. I would love to win this/ love your blog!

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  194. Very interesting about the noise level of the roosters. I've got 3 and only one of them crows at night. Maybe he's more vigilant than the rest. Would love the incubator so I can hatch my own chicks.

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