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I am wanting to purchase baby road island red chickens (layers only).

Posted : September 24, 2008 3:57 pm
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coralc: If you are serious and are talking about on one of the Virgin islands, I would try the relocation board (click above to the right.) And if you are on the east end of St Thomas, I could show you a few places to pick chickens up for free!! They surely must be road island, because I see them on the road! And they must be layers, because they keep showing up with more and more chicks!;)

Posted : September 24, 2008 4:26 pm
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If this post is not a joke and you're an island visitor, it is complicated to fly poultry into the states but Google should help you find sources closer to your home. If you are local and inadvertently posted on the vacation board, you should feel free to adopt any of the many chicks roaming around the dumpsters on island.

Posted : September 24, 2008 4:29 pm
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Hey EE!

Posted : September 24, 2008 4:30 pm
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I don't know much about St. John chickens except that they get a little close for comfort at Maho. However, I'm pretty sure that Double R place is where my dad gets his chickens, too!

Posted : September 26, 2008 10:00 am
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Hey, dnt: I can send you some of these free-range chickens, too, if you want! 😉

Posted : September 26, 2008 3:36 pm
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There is a sign up on the board at Connections on St. John that is advertising free chickens. It says "Beach Chickens (not townie chickens)" Who the heck wants a chicken with street smarts?

Posted : September 26, 2008 6:49 pm
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Thanks EE, but it turns out I don't need any chickens because I've got iguanas!

"Iguana Stew

Yield: 4 Servings

Ingredients: 1 iguana, 1 large onion, 2 cloves garlic, 3 tomatoes, 2 green peppers, 4 teaspoons achiote oil, 1 pinch pepper, salt to taste

Instructions: Cook iguana in salted water until the meat is tender (take care not to let it get too soft). Cut in portions. Season with all the above ingredients and cook with 1 cup water until almost dry.

...Because green iguanas are not native to Florida, they are not legally protected. Private property owners may trap (and barbecue) these hulking creatures on their own property; iguana stew may represent the most sustainable and energy efficient means of controlling iguana populations..."

Posted : September 27, 2008 4:32 pm
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Posted : September 27, 2008 5:13 pm
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Well, seems as though coraic hasn't responded since the first post but I'm thinking that maybe he/she posted on a wrong forum by possibly inadvertently googling "road island" rather than "Rhode Island" and somehow ending up here. Or he/she could be a troll just playing on words.

The Rhode Island Red is quite a prestigious breed of chicken whereas the Virgin Islands road-island chick is not. Hilarious. though! Cheers!

Posted : September 27, 2008 11:10 pm
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STT Resident,
I was wondering when someone would spot that...
*back to lurking and smirking for me*

Posted : September 28, 2008 5:52 pm
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Cheese and bread, Ms Davis, you spotted that too? Too funny! Thanks for giving me a good chuckle (or should I say "chuck-chuck"?)

Just to segue a bit, my neighbor's son used to raise chickens and they'd escape all the time with the interaction between them and my outside cats being totally hilarious at times. A video camera would have recorded such funnies.

One morning I walked out the back door and this beautiful little speckled hen was crouched down on the ground, Most peculiar. I talked to her, telling her that I was quite OK with her being there but that I wondered what she was doing, was she hurt? Talk talk talk in quiet tones for about five minutes and all the time she's looking up at me and cocking her head as though absorbing every word.

She finally lifted one wing to display three tiny peeping chicks and then lifted the other wing to display another three. I felt truly blessed.

I called my neighbor's boy and told him that if he wanted to build a small protective coop on my property that wouldn't be a problem but he said he'd rather just come and get them which he did. What happened to them afterwards I've no idea. Cheers and back to lurking and smirking for me too!

PS: One of the fondest remembrances I have of you was several/many years ago when some silly little blow was coming through during hurricane season - possibly Bertha/ Lenny? I don't remember. You were manning one of the local radio station's talk shows or news on what was happening at the time and reporting on closures, etc. I called and told you that although my place of course would adhere to the designated curfew, I'd be open the next day but much earlier than usual and with a limited menu and serving and until curfew .

Somebody called in to you and rather belligerently asked, "How does (my place) know it'll be open tomorrow?"

I can't quote you verbatim but your response was in the vein of, "She knows what she's doing and is prepared!"

Old tales but still relevant.

And so where is OP coralc in all of this? Thanks for the memories, coralc , and may your chicken quest prove most fruitful, with a chuck here and a chuck there and and a chuck-chuck-chuck-chuck everywhere where those Rhoadies and nor VI roadies are concerned. Cheers again!

Posted : September 28, 2008 7:22 pm
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Well, STT Resident, that really is some tale with the hen... I was recently in the BVI eating at a restaurant and watched cat and fowl working together to obtain scraps appropriate to one or the other. Animals are something else.

Also... thanks for the memories!!! There is something to be said, for "knowing"... what is it they say? "Hope for the best, but plan for the worst"...

Posted : September 29, 2008 3:59 am

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