For the chicken with everything


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http://www.neimanmarcus.com/christmasbook/fantasy.jsp?cid=CBF12_O5415&cidShots=m,a,b,c,z&r=cat44770736&rdesc=The%20Fantasy%20Gifts&pageName=Beau%20Coop&icid=CBF12_O5415

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  1. Princess


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    1   3:16pm Wed 17 Oct 2012   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (1)   Dislike  

    A mere $100,000!

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    2   3:21pm Wed 17 Oct 2012   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (1)   Dislike  

    Of course within a day that$100k mansion will be covered with chicken poop...

    Or duck poop. Who's to tell the difference :)

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    3   11:10pm Fri 19 Oct 2012   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike  

    New Renter says

    Of course within a day that$100k mansion will be covered with chicken poop...
    Or duck poop. Who's to tell the difference :)

    Obvious answer: the chickens...

    My poor chickens had to live in a teeny (15x8) coop with an automatic waterer. They never had a clue that they didn't have a mansion.

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    4   11:27pm Fri 19 Oct 2012   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike  

    Looks like the perfect gift for the one percenter who has everything.

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    5   9:45pm Sat 20 Oct 2012   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike  

    Ceffer says

    Looks like the perfect gift for the one percenter who has everything.

    I'm a one percenter... only the lowest one percent. Does that count?

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    6   1:32am Sun 21 Oct 2012   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike  

    Hmm, having chickens in the back yard is all the rage in Palo Alto (Fortress Bay Area) these days.

    Has it gotten so big that Neiman-Marcus now wants to profit on the trend?

    Are we going to see a bunch of crazy Palo Altans compete with each other about who has the highest status chicken coop?

    (Oh, wait, they already did that.)

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    7   9:53am Sun 21 Oct 2012   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike  
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    8   1:25pm Sun 21 Oct 2012   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike  

    Patrick says

    Yes, it does seem to be fashionable to keep chickens now.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/04/dining/hatching-your-own-batch-of-eggs.html?pagewanted=all

    Beats keeping tigers. Or bears.

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    9   5:15pm Sun 21 Oct 2012   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike  

    elliemae says

    Ceffer says

    Looks like the perfect gift for the one percenter who has everything.

    I'm a one percenter... only the lowest one percent. Does that count?

    According to Romney, the lowest 47% don't count.

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    10   5:18pm Sun 21 Oct 2012   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (1)   Dislike  

    Princess says

    A mere $100,000!

    Buy now or be forever priced out! Chick McMansions only go up in value!

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    11   12:45am Mon 22 Oct 2012   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike  

    Dan8267 says

    Buy now or be forever priced out! Chick McMansions only go up in value!

    How does a chicken qualify for a loan?

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    12   8:12am Mon 22 Oct 2012   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike (1)  

    We had Chickens when we first moved in our house two years ago.
    The City posted a note on the door telling us to get rid of them. :(
    That same week the neighbors in the back of us, went out of town for two weeks, and left a yapping dog in their back yard, that barked non stop 24 hours a day.
    My Chickens never made a noise until feeding time, then they would cackle for a few minutes as they would establish pecking order. The rest of the time they were quiet and never made a peep.

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    13   8:20am Mon 22 Oct 2012   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike  

    Decomplexify to survive

    I think its hilarious that it seems to half bother some people, that others are into a reversion towards being minimalist, rather than participating with the rest of the consumerists in the rat race.

    I would do chickens for eggs out back, but I'm pretty sure neighbors would bitch and I wouldn't want to have to beat the snot out of some loser that works for local govt that thinks they can waltz on my property and tell me what I can or cannot do.

    Everything is an energy economics decision for me, and I can get free range, non grain fed, brown chicken eggs from my amish neighbors for 1.75 a dozen, so its not worth the time/energy/labor to do it myself

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    14   8:34am Mon 22 Oct 2012   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike  

    Well, they might have to be careful about letting the chicken cross the road. The police in Ridgecrest, CA ticket people whose chicken cross the road!!
    http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1399766/posts

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    15   9:07am Mon 22 Oct 2012   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (2)   Dislike  

    CaptainShuddup says

    The City posted a note on the door telling us to get rid of them. :(

    When keeping chickens is against the law, only outlaws will keep chickens!

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    16   10:11am Mon 22 Oct 2012   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (1)   Dislike  

    elliemae says

    Dan8267 says

    Buy now or be forever priced out! Chick McMansions only go up in value!

    How does a chicken qualify for a loan?

    Same way as everyone else. Lie about your income and assets and give them your paw print.

    Most chickens have better credit scores than anyone who's bought in the past ten years anyway.

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    17   11:18am Mon 22 Oct 2012   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike  

    CaptainShuddup says

    The rest of the time they were quiet and never made a peep.

    I have two friends with chickens one has 8 the other 4. I get my eggs from the who has 8. The eggs are great. They make very little noise (no rosters) and the neighbors have no problem, in fact bring there children over to see "the birds". Back yard chickens are becoming very popular in the North Bay and many cities are making it legal.

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    18   11:47am Mon 22 Oct 2012   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (1)   Dislike  

    Dan8267 says

    Princess says

    A mere $100,000!

    Buy now or be forever priced out! Chick McMansions only go up in value!

    Is this why Neiman-Marcus is doing a line at Target! LOL

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    19   8:13am Tue 23 Oct 2012   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike  

    I had chickens, - they crowed in the morning just like roosters. Not as long, but certainly as loudly. I also was known in my neighborhood as the person who broke into neighbor's houses to deliver fresh eggs (I knew where the spare keys were).

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