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Old 09-03-2010, 18:23   #76
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Whatever you do, don't get caught 'choking your chicken"!
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Old 09-03-2010, 22:56   #77
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Chicken chokers of the world unite! I think they have a support group.
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Old 10-03-2010, 01:48   #78
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We have a parrot habitat that rides on the davits. Getting them in the Bahamas requires a permit from the Ministry of agriculture. Our birds have a canvas enclosure for storms that pop up too fast to bring them in. There's no noticeable smell from the habitat. The birds get visitors all the time, people stop by in dinghys to check them out and we'll here the birds greeting them "hello, what are you doing" then shortly thereafter "goodbye"
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Old 16-03-2010, 11:20   #79
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they didnt use the goats for milk or meat!
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Old 16-03-2010, 12:00   #80
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they didnt use the goats for milk or meat!
Mon Dieu!

rob, you have got problems! (Of course, you are insinuating that they needed to have the fur available if unfavorable windchill got too ever-present.)

Right?
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Old 17-03-2010, 02:52   #81
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ah yes, the fur from the west african mountain yak is just so soft.....and they are real lookers
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Old 18-03-2010, 22:06   #82
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Do it! And before going through customs cook 'em up!
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Old 23-07-2010, 14:32   #83
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Old 23-07-2010, 14:46   #84
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Two words: Chicken Diapers

Fresh eggs though....hmmmmmmmm

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Old 23-07-2010, 14:59   #85
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Chickens are one of the worse animals for diseases, especially the pox which is highly contagious with other birds (not chicken pox; the other kind). I say kill em all.

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Old 23-07-2010, 15:17   #86
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I say kill em all.
Oi, we have chickens in the garden, 5 of them which provide us with fresh eggs, all quite healthy.

Yes they do have talons if you get them from a battery farm because they don't have the opportunity to wear down. Once cut and allowed to free range its not a problem.

As to feeding them, well they eat egg shells, yep they are cannibals. Good in the garden, they eat slugs and snails, in fact any small insect but can also manage a mouse. Exceptional eye sight which is much better than ours means they can spot the smallest ant, so cockroaches wouldn't stand a chance on board.

Would I have them on board for a long cruise? no way, how could you eat Doris who you talked to during every night watch for a month.

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Old 23-07-2010, 15:22   #87
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eggs will keep for years. You don't need the chickens. Just buy your eggs and Vaseline them. Save money.

Having raised and cared for wild turkeys, I have a real hatred for chickens who carry diseases and kill indigenous birds and other semi-indiginous animals or birds.
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Having raised and cared for wild turkeys, I have a real hatred for chickens who carry diseases and kill indigenous birds and other semi-indiginous animals or birds.
I seem to remember that chickens and turkeys can harbor the same diseases. Either way, a uninfected chicken is no more dangerous than an uninfected human.



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Well, I have both raised chickens and transported them on a sailboat. If you want to have chickens ( and other livestock) on you boat, please tell me ahead of time so I can anchor somewhere else.
Yes- I did it as a favor for a relative. When the wind picked up they became quite excited. Not to mention the roster going off at all hours of the day and night.
As for Sarafina- I think I will just duck that topic.
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Old 23-07-2010, 21:47   #90
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I've heard stories of custom officials in distant land burning the boats to the waterline to kill the diseases and then snacking on roast chicken afterwards.

Honest, you can't make this s* up.
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