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    My daughter would love some of these. Any idea on the start up cost when ordering chicks?

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    I'd only not eat/kill them if they stayed small forever. Too cute when little.. to far from cute when they're big.

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    dionae, the chicks themselves aren't that expensive. They can range from 2-15 dollars each depending on if they are a rare breed or common. The feed bins and bowls aren't that much either. I'll PM you some info on it. They are fun for kids.

    mass, there's nothing to eat when they're small anyway hehe. Think of the adults as little dinosaurs. I have had no frogs or toads in my mini pond ever since the girls moved out there. I think they're cute, but I can see why some people would think they are ugly with the bare faces. There's one ugly breed called Turkens I think that has no feathers on its neck. Why would anyone like that?

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    Look like vicious predators to me -- and still ticked that they have the genetic memory of once being eight ton roadrunners from hell . . .
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    I was thinking more along the lines of this;
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/earth/hi/earth...00/8236410.stm
    They're probably impossible to get.

    How well do the chickens keep pest insect numbers in check? I've heard they're excellent for tick control.

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    Guinea are better at tick controll, will even kill and eat snakes. But they are harder to keep than chickens and lay smaller (but better tasting) eggs.

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    Name one Cocky Doodle.

    Or name one the name of another animal, like Antelope or Porcupine.

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    That's too bad about the frogs and toads being eradicated from the pond.
    LOOKING FOR: N. (argentii x bicalcarata) x {[(lingulata x edwardsiana) x (naga x hamata)] x [(klossii x undulatifolia) x (aristolochioides x rajah)]} Growlist: http://www.terraforums.com/forums/sh...d.php?t=124586

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