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#31 Subdude

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Posted Wednesday, April 15, 2009 at 2:37 PM

Good guess. But not correct.

Fighting BLUE HENS.


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#32 JLWM8609

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Posted Wednesday, April 15, 2009 at 2:39 PM

I googled pics of those breeds you named and I think that's what I saw.

The brownish red ones were probably Rhode Island Reds, and the white one sounds like a fancy breed, maybe a Cochin?

(I have a degree in Animal Science from a state university with a chicken as a mascot, I should know my chicken breeds) :P


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Posted Wednesday, April 15, 2009 at 2:44 PM

And here's a "real" Blue Hen. The university kept a flock on the research farm. Obviously, this is a rooster, but they're all called "hens".

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And to maybe get back on topic, not the kind of chicken you're likely to see in the Heights.

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Posted Friday, April 17, 2009 at 9:57 AM

Black squirrel sighting today on the Norhill esplanade in Woodland Heights!

(the Jack Russell terriers out for their morning constitutional were also very excited about it)

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Posted Friday, April 17, 2009 at 12:39 PM

Sorry for the poor picture quality, but I had to stop headed eastbound on White Oak Drive this morning around 9am to let a couple of chickens (roosters?) cross the road southbound, headed for Jimmie's parking lot.

Have chickens been wandering wild on White Oak Drive for years, and I've simply never noticed them before?


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Those would be free range chickens. :)
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Posted Monday, April 20, 2009 at 9:47 AM

This is not Heights related, but it is about inner-city livestock. Friday, after the thunderstorms, there was a pig loose in Montrose. I'm not talking a pot belly. It was an adolescent wild hog or boar; the kind that are not allowed in the city. I figure that it was somebody's pet and the thunder scared it from wherever it was being kept. This sucker could haul-butt and was freaking out the dogs and their walkers. Long story short, an off-duty HPD officer cornered it and pounced on it and took it away to be released into the wild.

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Posted Monday, April 20, 2009 at 11:58 AM

rsb320... I wonder if the officer was with internal affairs?

i kid, i kid.

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Posted Monday, April 20, 2009 at 12:35 PM

rsb320... I wonder if the officer was with internal affairs?

i kid, i kid.



He was working an off-duty job for South Hampton security patrol. I asked how he was called and he told me "The guys know I like this sort of thing".

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#39 Vertigo58

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Posted Monday, April 20, 2009 at 12:52 PM

I guess if no one complains about the roosters waking them up then nothing will happen. :mellow:

Here come the deed restrictions question again. It's the poor fouls that end up dying when dogs get a hold of them. Maybe they can film a Chick Fil-fil-A commercial?


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Posted Monday, April 20, 2009 at 1:31 PM

rsb320... I wonder if the officer was with internal affairs?

i kid, i kid.



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Posted Tuesday, April 21, 2009 at 11:10 AM

Last night I was on the back deck overlooking the neighbors yard and saw their cat and chicken playing a game of 'chase' with each other. They seemed very comfortable with each other.
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