Comments on: Peep! Peep! http://steamykitchen.com/17999-peep-peep.html Steamy Kitchen Food Blog: fast recipes, simple recipes, with fresh ingredients to create delicious meals. Fri, 26 Jun 2015 17:27:45 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.2 By: Michelle http://steamykitchen.com/17999-peep-peep.html/comment-page-1#comment-410409 Thu, 13 Oct 2011 23:09:15 +0000 http://steamykitchen.com/?p=17999#comment-410409 Chickens are so cool! We have a large property and we have 15 chickens. They are so fun to watch. They also are great for eating the mosquitoes that are so bad in our area. Yet our yard isn’t bad while all the neighbors have them so bad they can barely be outside.
And the fertilizer is great for the garden. We had some of the chickens in a chicken tractor, in a couple of spots in the garden, for a couple of weeks at a time. The plants in those areas were HUGE compaired with the rest of the garden, produced more and are withstanding the cold Fall temps much better too!

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By: Marina {yummy mummy} http://steamykitchen.com/17999-peep-peep.html/comment-page-1#comment-344268 Tue, 30 Aug 2011 02:55:46 +0000 http://steamykitchen.com/?p=17999#comment-344268 We have 4 feathers girls and 2 are ameracaunas. My 3 year old named them: HeartKiss, I Love You, Ice Cream, and Cookie :) They’re 4 months old and I can’t wait for those blue eggs!

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By: Maryann http://steamykitchen.com/17999-peep-peep.html/comment-page-1#comment-343501 Sun, 28 Aug 2011 20:52:01 +0000 http://steamykitchen.com/?p=17999#comment-343501 I would name that chick Ms.T—she has a mohawk! Good luck with them. Remember, any animal will do things you could not imagine if you imagined for 1000 years. They constantly surprise humans.

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By: Casey http://steamykitchen.com/17999-peep-peep.html/comment-page-1#comment-342721 Sat, 27 Aug 2011 15:10:24 +0000 http://steamykitchen.com/?p=17999#comment-342721 How fun! I’m jealous of the eggs you’ll have!

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By: Feast on the Cheap http://steamykitchen.com/17999-peep-peep.html/comment-page-1#comment-341250 Thu, 25 Aug 2011 17:08:14 +0000 http://steamykitchen.com/?p=17999#comment-341250 Oh my goodness, Coco is a saint!

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By: Kim Bee http://steamykitchen.com/17999-peep-peep.html/comment-page-1#comment-341176 Thu, 25 Aug 2011 14:56:04 +0000 http://steamykitchen.com/?p=17999#comment-341176 I love that you came home with these. I also cracked up over your ponderings of how to explain to your hubby. Your solution of letting him name one was perfect. When we got our kitten hubs kept saying we don’t need another kitten, repeatedly. A week later I came home to find them napping together. Lol! I look forward to seeing these ladies grow. I love the pics with the dog. So adorable.

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By: SteamyKitchen http://steamykitchen.com/17999-peep-peep.html/comment-page-1#comment-341093 Thu, 25 Aug 2011 12:59:42 +0000 http://steamykitchen.com/?p=17999#comment-341093 Janet – wow 40 chickens!! Thanks for all the advice – we’re learning everyday. Today we went outside and saw red ants in the coop – hoping that they don’t bite the chicks. I know the chicks will eat the ants, but these red ants can be pretty nasty.

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By: Jee http://steamykitchen.com/17999-peep-peep.html/comment-page-1#comment-340708 Thu, 25 Aug 2011 03:17:39 +0000 http://steamykitchen.com/?p=17999#comment-340708 Oooooh how fun!!! Please update often about your chicks!!!
They are all so cuddly and cute… I used to buy one every spring in front of our elementary school… (in Korea, these old ladies would come sell chicks to little kids…super cheap but they would usually be sick ones that were not wanted on the farms…so they rarely made it and would die soon after they found new homes… my mom hated it when I couldn’t resist and brought them home – I think I was about 7 or 8 when I started buying them – because she knew she would have to deal with a dead chick on her hands sooner or later. She likes animals…just can’t stand them dying on her so we’ve never really had “pets”) anyway we ended up actually taking extra good care of one of them and he/she got healthy and grew up to be a chicken!! :) We lived in an apartment though and my mom gave it (can’t remember if “it” was a hen or rooster) away to a friend who owned a farm. I don’t think we ever got eggs out of it but it was a super fun experience!!! Hope your boys enjoy it as much as I did when I was a kid. 😉

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By: Janet in Maine http://steamykitchen.com/17999-peep-peep.html/comment-page-1#comment-340284 Wed, 24 Aug 2011 16:41:53 +0000 http://steamykitchen.com/?p=17999#comment-340284 I didn’t notice if anyone previously mentioned this to you but…unless those chicks were “sexed” you may not have all female chicks (pullets). Even when they are “sexed”, the sexer can be wrong. It is difficult to sex very young chicks. It will be interesting to see what you end up with though. And I applaud you for letting your kids have chickens. They are a very fun pet. There is nothing like collecting eggs. It’s like a daily easter egg hunt which never gets old. Even at my age. We have over 40 chickens (along with turkeys, guineas, geese, etc.) Also, just an fyi…but in the future if you do get more than one rooster out of your group it is generally not good to keep more than one. They really don’t get along and they can get pretty intense. If that happens, decide on which one to keep by the way it interacts with your boys. Roosters are notoriously nasty with kids but not all breeds or all roosters. You just have to watch them. You have much to learn but it is all easy and very fun. Lots of good books are out there now. And the backyard chickens web site is wonderful. CONGRATULATIONS. P.S. The fresh eggs are to die for.

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By: Whitewuf http://steamykitchen.com/17999-peep-peep.html/comment-page-1#comment-340230 Wed, 24 Aug 2011 15:14:18 +0000 http://steamykitchen.com/?p=17999#comment-340230 Coco is going to have chicken dinner….

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