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Erin Mitchell
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  • Tallahassee, FL
  • United States
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Cassandra replied to Erin Mitchell's discussion '10 great reasons to have chickens!' in the group Backyard Chickens
"I've finally taken the plunge and ordered five chicks. I ordered Easter Eggers since they'll all look so different (for the most part) and it'll be easier for my granddaughters to be able to tell the difference between them!…"
Oct 18, 2012
Kristina Karina replied to Erin Mitchell's discussion 'Chicken Breeds List' in the group Backyard Chickens
"Hi All!   I am not a chicken farmer as of yet, but I loved this feature on the MyPetChicken page: Which breed is best for me...     I have not had my own chickens, but I have cared for chickens on other people's farms and I…"
Nov 14, 2011
Erin Mitchell commented on Pete and Izzy's Mom's group 'Backyard Chickens'
"Hey Rosa! Its possible that hey are re-establishing the pecking order or are too crowded. If you get them some "blue coat" (antibiotic an it covers the skin so they won't peck anymore) it should help the continuing problem. If you…"
Jul 15, 2011
Hippie Geek Farm Art replied to Erin Mitchell's discussion '10 great reasons to have chickens!' in the group Backyard Chickens
"LOL @ the comment of chickens are the gateway animal.   I have a hen who thinks she's a roo, its the funniest thing ever. she actually tries to crow!  "
Jul 11, 2011
Erin Mitchell added a discussion to the group Backyard Chickens
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Home made incubaors

Anyone have plans for one? I found a couple but wondered what was working best for everyone :)
Jul 10, 2011
Erin Mitchell commented on Pete and Izzy's Mom's group 'Backyard Chickens'
"Hey, Jodie! Everything that I've read depends on the temperament f the hen and when you put them in. Everything says late at night to put them in and that if they can't be under her while hatching, at week old they should be ok, but keep…"
Jun 18, 2011
Erin Mitchell commented on Pete and Izzy's Mom's group 'Backyard Chickens'
"ok, checked on chicks today (still a few days to go) and all were warm and heavy! yay! about another week and we should have chicks! Now... what to do with their housing.. On a different note. Our 1 laying hen got up UNDER the coop.... SO much fun…"
Jun 17, 2011
Erin Mitchell commented on Pete and Izzy's Mom's group 'Backyard Chickens'
"Lucky chickens, indeed! Good job!   Our broody hen has gotten up every now and again. the hubby went to put a bowl of food and water in the coop for her and was hissed at and puffed up at, so he said, "she can get her hoochie butt up and…"
Jun 10, 2011
Zoubida Ayyadi replied to Erin Mitchell's discussion 'Call me Chicken' in the group Backyard Chickens
"Thank you for reminding me this story. I saw a video on YouTube telling it and it was a treat to watch. Call Me Chicken Video I can't help myself and look into everthing chicken eventhough I don't raise any. I wish I had the bravery and…"
Jun 6, 2011
Erin Mitchell commented on Pete and Izzy's Mom's group 'Backyard Chickens'
"Standard feed stuffs... She's just sitting. She'll eat when hungry enough :)"
Jun 6, 2011
Erin Mitchell commented on Pete and Izzy's Mom's group 'Backyard Chickens'
"Hey, Aliza! No, she's part of a newer mated pair that we've been taking care of so we're hoping they're fertile, and we get chicks! So, supposedly 21 days we'll have new babies (give or take, lol)"
Jun 1, 2011
Erin Mitchell commented on Pete and Izzy's Mom's group 'Backyard Chickens'
"So we have a hen with a clutch of eggs and she's been broody about them... Day 1"
Jun 1, 2011
Erin Mitchell replied to Erin Mitchell's discussion 'Call me Chicken' in the group Backyard Chickens
"The movie I watched with said story is called, "the natural history of chicken." The whole time I'm watching the play out of it, I'm thinking, "Preacher, move your tail and shoo away a hawk going after your hens!" Lol,…"
May 23, 2011
dawn hughes replied to Erin Mitchell's discussion 'Call me Chicken' in the group Backyard Chickens
"Thank you for sharing this wonderful story. I know I would have loved Liza."
May 23, 2011
Erin Mitchell added a discussion to the group Backyard Chickens
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Call me Chicken

I was watching a movie on Netflix and a preacher told this beautiful story that I HAD to share. C A L L M E C H I C K E NBy L. Joseph TauerIt’s strange how we pick up certain expressions. From the time I was a little kid, one ofthe worst forms of derision was to be called, “Chicken.” The quickest way to get a fightstarted was to use this name against a target of ridicule. The implication was alwaysthat a chicken was a coward, or lacking in courage.As a youngster, I never questioned the origins…See More
May 21, 2011
Erin Mitchell replied to HOMEGROWN.org's discussion 'How To Make Butter'
"A fun project for the kids this summer! Now to find an old fashioned ice cream churn for them too, lol  "
May 18, 2011

Profile Information

What kind of HOMEGROWN are you?
Earth Mama, Dirt Under My Fingernails City Slicker
A bit about me:
Currently living in Tallahassee, looking forward to moving out to TN and starting an actual farm. I have 3 boys and one on the way and my husband is teaching them all about farming that he knows, lol
Latest greatest meal cooked at home:
Steak and eggs, lol
Currently reading:
anything by Christopher Moore
Currently listening to:
Any and every thing
My latest DIY project:
knitting a blanket for the new baby
Web site I recommend:
http://www.petfinder.com

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"Diet" is a dirty word

"DIET" is defined as:

1a : food and …

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Posted on May 7, 2011 at 6:53pm

Adding a "quarantine" pen to the coop

Today was the day for expanding the coop and adding a "quarantine" pen. Mostly its a stop bullying the chicks pen, lol. Its turning into a mansion for the chooks. The hubby is taking time to put in doors for the quarantine pen. It'll be really nice to not have to climb over the fence to let them out :) This is the…

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Posted on May 4, 2011 at 11:36pm

Music project in NY

 

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/609549911/a-baby-grand-piano-for-washington-sq-park?ref=email

 

Tho I know this website is for gardening, homespun stuff, and the like. Music is an amazing glue holding us all together. At least look at the site please. I went to school with Colin, he's an amazing pianist! He's on youtube as…

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Posted on April 28, 2011 at 6:15pm

The chooks next door...

Good morning kids!

 

Well, I was unable to sleep with the thunder and the dogs going nuts. Funny thing is, the menfolk are sleeping like logs. So at this point I get alone time with coffee and Netflix, yay! The tomatoes will love all the rain, lets see if they will actually stand in it.

 

We started a trend with the keeping of chickens, lol. Our neighbor brought home a pair (not sure what kind,  but pretty) and the roo has taken it into his head to crow at all…

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Posted on April 28, 2011 at 9:23am

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