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[Swipe right] If you've noticed how I've been a bit absent lately it's because of all these beautiful plants. A good friend and I started a business [@houseplantdesigns] and it took off over night! We are loving how busy it's got us and all the amazing things we've been given the opportunity to do over the past few months. If you have plant questions are interested in a consult let me know! www.houseplantdesigns.com #houseplantdesigns #houseplantconsulting #indy

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Happy Sunday friends! What are you doing with your "day off"? #sundayfunday #backyardchickens #smallflocksrock

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Tonight's winner is from @sunnydaysfarm - This is Ping. One of three buff Brahma bantam hens. All 3 are lap hens. Their mama, Bernadette was sold with my rooster, Tonka and 4 other hens. Bernie was mean lol I’m surprised her daughters ended up friendly 😅The only reason I sold that group was because Tonka kept leading them into the pasture and one of my senior hens was killed by an eagle..the one predator kill I’ve had in 5 years. I still get teary thinking about the day I loaded them into the woman’s kennel and she commented how calm they all were. I burst into tears. I’m not really made of the stuff to sell animals. Anyways back to Ping and her sisters Peaches and Ginger. Love these girls. Another funny tidbit about their names is Ping and Ginger are named after my egg buying clients 😂😂 sharing for #meetmychickenmonday hosted by the @theporterfarm #chickdays #chickensdothedarndestthings #chickenfarm #chicksofinstagram #hensofinstagram #henstagram

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Today was tough. We had to say goodbye to #buckthechicken.. she was the last one left from our original 5 and one of the very first #meetmychickenmonday introductions. Somehow her beak broke and infection set in very quickly.. before I even knew anything was wrong. She wasn't able to eat or drink and it was obvious she was in a lot of pain. We knew what we signed up for when we got chickens but this is the day I have been fearing. She will be so missed.

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Tonight's winner is from @coop_crate!! This isn’t the best photo of my girl but this is the hen that stole my heart! Her name is Susie-q and she is the only of my first breed still alive. She was born with a broken wing and an issue with her crop and has been babies her whole life. She is for certain queen of the coop and the first one to greet me when I come out. I love that she looks like she’s smiling in her photos and how sweet she is! Wanted to share for #meetmychickenmonday . . . #myherbinmonday #tuesdayonthehomestead #chickensofig #chickensofinstagram #coop_crate #backyardchickens #backyardpoultry #fluffbutts #chickens #crazychickenlady #crazychickenmomma #chickenfarm #freerangechickens #hensofinstagram #chicksofinstagram #chickens #urbanchickens #mypetchicken #petchicken #crazychickenladiesofinstagram

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Don't hide! It's just #MEETMYCHICKENMONDAY! You know you've got some cute photos of your chickens that your looking for an excuse to post! Use the hashtag and tag us to be entered in our weekly contest. You might even get featured on our page! #hensofinstagram #urbanchickens #backyardflock #polishchicken

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Loving how happy these potatoes are in my recycled pallet raised bed from @cultuvate.co! They are loving the straw compost that we mixed up. ❔Do you use a straw mix or how do you grow your potatoes❔ [[Go follow our friends at @cultuvate.co for other recycled pallet raised beds && more]] . . #recycledpallets #raisedbedgarden #cultuvateco #cultuvateindy #indy

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🔊Can anyone tell me what is happening here? I feel like she ate too fast...? #pleasebenormal

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Look at all this variety!! We saved #heirloomtomatoes seeds from three tomatoes last summer and just threw them all together (smart move, right?😜) SOMEHOW I ended up with one of each!! So excited. The other two are #chadwickcherry and #blackicicle - man I love summer.

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Garden is booming and purple pole beans are poppin'. I never want summer to end. #purplepolebeans #miamichic #indy #garden_styles #urbanfarm #gardenisblooming #halp #summerliving

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Tonight's winner is this BEAUTIFUL shop chicken from @frogcreekpeople! "Haven't done a #MeetmyChickenMonday or #RoosdayTuesday in a while. Meet Shop-Cock-A-Doodle-Doo! This #frogcreekchickabees gets picked on by the other "baby" roosters in the chicken yard so he high tailed it outta' that one coop town and adopted our mechanic shop as his new roost. The mechanics feed him bits of their lunches and Si set him up with his own waterer and feeder bowls in the shop. 🤦‍♂️He (the roo) follows everyone around cluckling away at them, telling them how to do their jobs, inspecting whatever they are working on and waiting for the next snack to be dropped his way as payment for his helpfulness. . Totally can't put this on my husband's biz account because it's so unproffessional to have this going down (even if it is temporary) 🤣🤦‍♀️ but I can put it here because y'all are my kind of people and know and love our silly country lovin' ways, right! Right?😏😀😘 . If you love this, there is a good chance you will love our little chicken story we wrote, The Chickabees! Go and grab a copy! Link is in profile." . #crazychickenlady #crazychickenpeople #countryliving

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Here we go!! Just picked up these little floofs. Wish us luck!! 🐣 #broodyhen #broodybabies

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🚨 Tonight 🚨 were finally giving #buckthechicken babies - any advice is VERY appreciated! Details below👇 She's been broody off and on for a few weeks now - but on for a week this time. I moved her into her own coop late last night and she's still sitting on the eggs she had. We plan on doing this late tonight and we have a red colored light so we can hopefully not cause too much of a fuss.

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Tonight's wommee is @the_young_homestead with adorable little Rosie!! - Rosie thought the little fluffy thing was pretty cool until it peeped at her...and she was outta there! 😂 ・・・ This is one of my Black Copper Maran chicks for #meetmychickenmonday with @theporterfarm 🐥😁 I have 6 of them, and as much as I like to name chickens, they might not get names, because they all look the same! • • • • • #blackcoppermarans #babychicks #chickens #lovemyfarm #countrylife #farmlife #simplelife #homestead #homesteading #homesteaders #homesteadlife #homesteadmom #montanahomestead #familyfarm #familyhomestead #instagramhomesteaders #farmlifebestlife #farmliving #hobbyfarm #farmher

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Every time I get ready to introduce a broody to some brand new chicks she breaks.. WTH! This is #buckthechicken a couple weeks ago when I was still trying to break her.. and of course she persisted. I ordered four babies to give her Wednesday and she broke this morning 🤦🤦🤦 I'm really hoping she picks back up and I'm not stuck with brooder babies!! Introduce me to your chooks for Meet My Chicken Monday tonight!!! ((Use the hashtag and tag us to be entered! We're coming up on 3,000 HENtries)) #MEETMYCHICKENMONDAY #broodyhen #broodychicken #brooderbabies #babychicks #hen

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