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Another chicken to the forum

Discussion in 'Pets and Wildlife' started by deweychop, Apr 5, 2010.

  1. deweychop

    deweychop Almost house broken

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    Here is Cajun, my new (to me) rooster. Before anyone even asks, NO I didnt name him Cajun because thats how I'll prepare him :rolleyes: He's a pet. I always wanted one and now in the new house, I have the oppurtunity. Next are a few hens.

    I adopted Cajun one day before his time was up at the shelter. He's very friendly. He can be held and actually likes his chest to be scratched. I love just watching him. His sounds and movements crack me up. I wonder how long it will take his tail feathers to grow out. Most of his existing ones are broken from possibly a small cage. The pictures don't do justice to how big he is. I'll post more pics later. The camera battery died right after I took this pic.

    BTW...... Brant, that was great info you posted on Candaces thread. Thank You

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  2. Karen

    Karen Species nut

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    What time does he wake you up in the morning?
    He's beautiful!
    Do the dogs get after him?
     
  3. Jon

    Jon Mmmm... bulbophyllum...

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    If I lived on more than a few square feet, I'd get chickens. I grew up with Rhodesian Reds(?) and something that laid green eggs. Nothing like seeing a chicken run around with its head chopped off when you're 9. Really. It's weird.
     
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    Alexis New Member

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    Hi Cajun! You're one lucky rooster! Dew, where's your new crib? Still in the Naples area?
     
  5. deweychop

    deweychop Almost house broken

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    Karen - So far I'm up before he is. I get up at 4 and leave the house at 4:30 and I haven't heard him yet.
    The dogs haven't gone after him...... but they sure do want to

    Jon - LOL, when I was young in PR, the chicken dinners were always FRESH if you know what I mean. I saw my share of floppin headless chickens. I know my guy is a Rhode Island Red (mix?). Not sure if there is a Rhodesian Red, but I'm new to this so there may be.

    Alexis - Waddup girl!, Still ridin up and down Krome Ave? :) I'm in Golden Gate Estates just east of the city of Naples. A guy can stretch his arms out here. It's rural. A little like Redland with more houses. Most lots are 1.5 to 5 acres
     
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    Way to go, man! A guy needs to be able to stretch his arms. Does a girl good, too! I'm sure the pooches are lovin' it. Yup, still riding; although I hear my girl out there wimpering from neglect. The orchids have been hogging all my free time this winter.
     
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    Good looking bird ya got there, Dew. He needs a woman bird, pronto, or somebody is gonna get hurt.
    He's got that look in his eye.
     
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    Handsome looking rooster. How do you tell how old they are since they don't have teeth?
     
  9. deweychop

    deweychop Almost house broken

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    Girls are coming soon. Till then, he's just gonna have to get worked up listening to my neighbors hens. poor fella

    Not sure about age. I was told as they get older their legs get dry and scaley. Cajuns are pretty shiney so they guess-timate around 2yrs. I don't know how accurate that is though
     
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    Candace Kept Woman Supporting Member

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    He sure looks like a Rhode Island Red to me. My girls are getting big, too. No roosters for us though. My girls are not thrilled with being picked up. One puts up with petting. The other got bit by my dog and we didn't know if she was going to make it:< But, she's pulled through and will live. Keep the dogs away or work at training asap. We're going to have to watch our pooch very carefully once we let them go free range. Of course, they're going to be his size soon and will probably scare him off(dashund).

    We bought some organic feed and there was a notice up that they'd rescued like 20 hens around 2 years old from a free-range place...they'd been de-beaked. What the ick?? That can't be pleasant.
     
  11. Jon

    Jon Mmmm... bulbophyllum...

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    Yes. Rhode Island Red. That's it.
     
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    "Rhodesian Red".


    LOLOLOLOL! *gasp* LOLOLOLOL!
     
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    "I was told as they get older their legs get dry and scaley."

    I think that happens to wimmen, too. Just as well, since they'll lie about their age if you give 'em half a chance.
     
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    WTF are you talking about, Borders?
     
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    I don't remember. That was eight hours ago.
     
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    Hey Dew, are you going to Redland this year?
     
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    He better be, MJ! Or you and I will take a drive over there and drag his ass back here. You in?
     
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    Hell yeah.
     
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    Candace Kept Woman Supporting Member

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    Sigh. I wish I could go. But, we just made a major purchase and we're poor:< Have fun and buy a few plants so I can live vicariously!!
     
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    Man, Candace, it would be so cool if you could come along..*wimper*