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Post by halfwise on Fri Mar 23, 2018 1:27 pm

Crying or Very sad

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Post by azriel on Fri Mar 23, 2018 8:25 pm

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Post by Eldorion on Tue Mar 27, 2018 1:48 am

My dad and step-mom decided to get even more chickens again this year but I have to admit that they're cute when they (and their shits) are small. From left to right here we have War Eagle, Butter, Starfire, and Raven. Though I might have gotten the middle two mixed up; Butter and Starfire are the same breed and I can't tell them apart very well.

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Post by halfwise on Tue Mar 27, 2018 2:18 am

A chicken named "War-Eagle" Razz

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Post by Eldorion on Tue Mar 27, 2018 2:25 am

That name was my idea. Razz It was a bit of a roundabout process: her breed is Rhode Island Red but I think she looks more auburn, which reminded me that the slogan for Auburn University (at least in athletics) is War Eagle, and the idea of a chicken named War Eagle seemed too good to pass up. Honestly I expected it to be vetoed, but my stepmom was amused by it too. Very Happy

Meanwhile Butter is named after the Indian dish butter chicken. My dad picked that name, but it fits well with the names I gave some of the older chickens: Nugget, General Tso, and Colonel (as in Sanders). The other two new ones are named after Teen Titans characters, which was my step-mom's idea.
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Post by halfwise on Tue Mar 27, 2018 3:20 am

If only they knew you were naming them after chicken dishes. Surprised Sort of twisted in a way if you think about it.

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Post by Mrs Figg on Tue Mar 27, 2018 3:53 pm

so cute :hug:

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Post by Mrs Figg on Tue Mar 27, 2018 3:55 pm

been scrolling back to check posts I missed, and I missed Ringo's photos of NZ, hotdiggety they are great! Razz

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Post by Forest Shepherd on Wed Mar 28, 2018 1:39 am

Naming chickens?
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Oh, are these more the egg-laying type and less the raise them-for-several-months-and-then-eat-them type?

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Post by Eldorion on Wed Mar 28, 2018 3:25 am

They're for eggs, yeah, at least ostensibly. My stepmom (who is the main reason we have them) considers them more like pets than anything else and was clear from the beginning that they were not for eating even after they stop laying. It's become sort of a suburban fad in recent years. I used to work with some people who were at least as enthusiastic about and emotionally attached to backyard chickens as most cat and dog owners I know are to their pets.
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Post by halfwise on Wed Mar 28, 2018 1:57 pm

So long as you don't actually buy a rooster I suppose chickens are no different from outdoor cats.

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Post by Pettytyrant101 on Wed Mar 28, 2018 2:09 pm

{{ Chickens are among the filthiest beasts ever! No idea how they survive in the wild they crap in their own food and water supplies, stand in it, shit where they sleep you name it!  No }}}

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Post by azriel on Wed Mar 28, 2018 2:35 pm

Awh yes but look ..... theyre so cute ! Chickens are great Very Happy Id love some if I didn't live in the suburbs with only a tiny garden. I would love to grow my own bees too, ( just joshing, I'm in a funny mood today Smile ) A bee hive, & goats & little oinkers Smile

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Post by halfwise on Wed Mar 28, 2018 2:38 pm

You can milk the goats (but they can get loud and poop everywhere) but as a vegetarian what would you do with pigs? Just pets?

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Post by azriel on Wed Mar 28, 2018 5:13 pm

Yes Halfy, just pets :hug:

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Post by halfwise on Wed Mar 28, 2018 8:18 pm

I'd rather go with something fuzzier. If you remove their glands skunks are cute as all get out.  I'd gladly take a skunk as a pet.






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Post by azriel on Wed Mar 28, 2018 11:20 pm

Awh I love you They are beautiful Smile

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Post by halfwise on Thu Mar 29, 2018 2:14 am

Back when I was working a summer camp in texas, a skunk came into our tent. So cute it nearly breaks your heart, and you really want to touch it. But that might set off the security system, so you just bite your lip and watch it.

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Post by Mrs Figg on Thu Mar 29, 2018 12:58 pm

aww lovely little creatures. Razz

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Post by Eldorion on Tue Apr 03, 2018 7:25 am

I know it's not Throwback Thursday yet, but I was looking through a bunch of old photos the other day and with nostalgia on my mind tonight thanks to the Lilyhammer thread I wanted to share one in particular. Most of my dad's photos from my childhood have never been digitized but this one was taken on a digital camera in 2006, when I was 11. He was waging "the battle against beige" in his apartment at the time since he didn't want to paint the walls and then have to repaint them when he left, so he found a bunch of other ways to add color, including this Jackson Pollock-esque shelf that we (mainly he) made.

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Post by Pettytyrant101 on Tue Apr 03, 2018 10:43 am

He was waging "the battle against beige" in his apartment at the time - Eldo


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Post by Mrs Figg on Tue Apr 03, 2018 12:13 pm

your dad is channeling Mr Tumnus, does he have a red scarf? or maybe its the half nekkid man with curly wild hair. Embarassed

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Post by azriel on Tue Apr 03, 2018 12:50 pm

Very handsome man, And you certainly take after him Eldo Very Happy Beige is a good base colour & it encourages creativity Very Happy Don't knock the beige lol Smile

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Post by Eldorion on Wed Apr 04, 2018 10:34 am

I like the Mr Tumnus comparison. Razz I don't think he has a red scarf, but he does have some multicolored homemade winter hats.
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