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Breakin' The Law!
That's right, I started building a coop today. My friend, Taryn, managed the whole operation since she grew up on a farm and actually knows chicken things.
It is in no way legal to have "farm animals" here, but I'm not particularly concerned. The family across the street has at least 3 hens AND a rooster. Not only that, but their birds are visible from the street. You'd have to walk through Porter's yard and hop up on his fence to see mine, and I don't take kindly to that sort of behavior.
Funny thing is, I can't even eat eggs. Well, maybe it will be different with organic ones instead of store bought. Either way, the manure and eggshells are what excites me and, above all, my love for any animal companion.
I dropped the bomb on Robbie when I got home from the motorcycle trip to Laughlin, NV. It went something like: "I'm getting a chicken and there's nothing you can do to stop me. I'm going to name her Jeri Lee Lewis."
After a year of him denying my poultry desires, that was all it took.
Then Neighbor Porter chimed in with little kid excitement.
"Can Bones raise the chicken?! He would love that sooo much! He'd hatch the egg if you let him!"
Bones, his 1/2 Pit bull mutt, has this thing for mothering. He's been known for trying to raise ducklings, nurse kittens and cuddle rats.
"Of course he can raise the chicken, if she likes him. And he HAS TO wait until she'd old enough to be handled... you know the dog can't hatch the egg right?"
"I know... but it would be cute"
CHICKEN CHICKEN CHICKEN!
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So you're finally getting a chicken. :D Lovely! Good luck with it, I expect to see photos.
I say go for it I had pet chickens where I lived last and they are so sweet you will get attached
good luck with your chickens!
Good Luck and do spoil those bitties.
I had a hen called Miranda once and loved her brown eggs. Hope you can eat yours. We have to see photos of Bones and Jeri when you get her.
So you finally get a chicken! I think we are going to hear some funny stories about Jeri and Bones, aren't we? :D
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