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Joe Schell makes a fine rifle AND has good looking chickens
« on: September 18, 2019, 04:12:25 PM »
http://americanlongrifles.org/forum/index.php?topic=56064.0

Always lean and clean. I really like this one. Plus the chickens. I seem to recall another builder who is a chicken man.
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Re: Joe Schell makes a fine rifle AND has good looking chickens
« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2019, 05:05:31 PM »
Joe does make some fine rifles. I love the forged furniture he does. Thanks for posting.
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Re: Joe Schell makes a fine rifle AND has good looking chickens
« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2019, 05:25:16 PM »
http://americanlongrifles.org/forum/index.php?topic=56064.0

Always lean and clean. I really like this one. Plus the chickens. I seem to recall another builder who is a chicken man.
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Re: Joe Schell makes a fine rifle AND has good looking chickens
« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2019, 06:44:10 PM »
I used to have chickens too-- the fresh eggs were great, but as chicken feed costs went up we transformed our coop into a goat shed. I WAS enslaved to chickens, but now I am a servant to goats. They pay their way by keeping my mountain property wildfire safe.
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Re: Joe Schell makes a fine rifle AND has good looking chickens
« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2019, 08:49:24 PM »
Yes indeed, that is a fine looking piece.

I know Ed Wenger has chickens (and a rooster). I am not a riflemaker (just some leather) but we have some chickens. Lost our Barred Rocks to a virus sadly. Still have five layers and three pets that look like plush animals. 🙂 God bless, Marc

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Re: Joe Schell makes a fine rifle AND has good looking chickens
« Reply #5 on: September 18, 2019, 08:59:10 PM »
I had chickens for about 10 years in Georgia and let them run wild. When you let them run wild the eggs taste a lot better. One day a tornado came along and blew my chickens away. I had over 30 before and ended up with ten. Never did find any of the lost ones. The tornado blew my neighbors chicken house away and my son found it when we were deer hunting about 2 miles from where it was. It was sitting upright and in as good of condition as when it was blown away.
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Re: Joe Schell makes a fine rifle AND has good looking chickens
« Reply #6 on: September 19, 2019, 12:02:45 AM »
You recon he might throw in the chickens if ya buy the rifle ;D
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Re: Joe Schell makes a fine rifle AND has good looking chickens
« Reply #7 on: September 19, 2019, 05:16:40 AM »
Thatís a very nice looking rifle..., clean, crisp lines, really nice finish.

Yep, we have chickens.  I used to let them free range, but fox's took such a toll, I had to expand the pen and keep them penned up.  As to the rooster, I donít know why I keep him around.  Heís the meanest rooster Iíve ever seen, and I wonít go in the pen without a broom.  I think itís funny, my wife isnít nearly as amused...



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Re: Joe Schell makes a fine rifle AND has good looking chickens
« Reply #8 on: September 19, 2019, 02:49:11 PM »
Thatís a very nice looking rifle..., clean, crisp lines, really nice finish.

Yep, we have chickens.  I used to let them free range, but fox's took such a toll, I had to expand the pen and keep them penned up.  As to the rooster, I donít know why I keep him around.  Heís the meanest rooster Iíve ever seen, and I wonít go in the pen without a broom.  I think itís funny, my wife isnít nearly as amused...



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Re: Joe Schell makes a fine rifle AND has good looking chickens
« Reply #9 on: September 19, 2019, 04:50:53 PM »
Yep. I stupidly reached out to pet that rooster at Edís house. He gave me a glare that would turn bread dough into stone. Like I owed him money. I pulled my hand back right quick. His hens are friendly. That rooster.....

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Re: Joe Schell makes a fine rifle AND has good looking chickens
« Reply #10 on: September 20, 2019, 05:34:44 PM »
I had two roosters a road island red and a game cock. The road island red use to chase my wife around the house. One day he jumped on my son and cut his face pretty bad so we had him for dinner.
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Re: Joe Schell makes a fine rifle AND has good looking chickens
« Reply #11 on: September 20, 2019, 05:53:09 PM »
  Neighbor had a rooster. He tried picking me.  Neighbor said well fix em...I grabbed him by the head shook him silly....fried him for dinner..No problemo Oldtravler !

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Re: Joe Schell makes a fine rifle AND has good looking chickens
« Reply #12 on: September 20, 2019, 06:22:09 PM »
Mike..., a super soaker does work wonders.  Also, Iíve found he hates an umbrella being opened at him!  Problem is, heís either very stupid and forgets, or just too ornery, because after a couple days heís back to his old tricks. 



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Re: Joe Schell makes a fine rifle AND has good looking chickens
« Reply #13 on: September 20, 2019, 06:42:27 PM »
I had a few gamecocks over the years that could be fairly aggressive, but the worst was  a black jersey giant, big dumb barnyard Barney. He snuck up behind me one day and spurred me on both sides of my right knee. He died right on the spot. ;D
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Re: Joe Schell makes a fine rifle AND has good looking chickens
« Reply #14 on: September 20, 2019, 09:08:58 PM »
Ed's earlier rooster.....



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Re: Joe Schell makes a fine rifle AND has good looking chickens
« Reply #15 on: September 21, 2019, 04:40:57 AM »
Marc..., thatís a couple roosters ago, he became fox food...

Mike..., yep, thatís what this one is, Black Jersey Giant!  Only reason Iíve kept him around is because heís staved off at least three fox attacks.  One I thought he was killed.  Long story, but he was okay.  The fox got a hen or two, but I think it would have been a lot worse had he not been around.  Enough of chickens, how about that nice rifle!?


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Re: Joe Schell makes a fine rifle AND has good looking chickens
« Reply #16 on: September 21, 2019, 02:35:12 PM »
That rifle is a tack driver. Ive seen plenty of targets Joe shot with it. Whomever buys it will have ZERO excuse for missing
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Re: Joe Schell makes a fine rifle AND has good looking chickens
« Reply #17 on: September 21, 2019, 03:18:10 PM »
I never met an aggressive rooster that (when it was puffed up) a cuff upside the head didnít send into deep reflection. Aggressive chickens will harass, pester, peck, and once blood is drawn, kill anything it feels like it can bully. If thereís a 20 ounce critter with no arms out there that thinks it can take you, something is out of square....

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Re: Joe Schell makes a fine rifle AND has good looking chickens
« Reply #18 on: September 21, 2019, 10:16:45 PM »
A blacksmith buddy of mine had a rooster that tried to spur me. I spun around and booted the critter across the yard. My buddy about died of laughing. Danged bird survived the booting. Hi still laughs when I visit. BJH
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Re: Joe Schell makes a fine rifle AND has good looking chickens
« Reply #19 on: September 23, 2019, 07:59:53 AM »
We used to raise a few chickens.  One rooster and a bunch of hens.  Rooster sometimes charge us when we came in to feed them, but we would just brush it away.  Grandmother came to visit one time, got up early and went to feed the chickens before we got up.  Rooster charged grandma, who just turned around and shut the gate.  Grandma then went into the garage, picked up a hatchet, went back to the coop, grabbed the rooster, and took it to the chopping block.  By the time we woke up, it had been cleaned, plucked, and was ready for the roaster. Grandma didn't take any guff from anything, and knew where meat came from.

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Re: Joe Schell makes a fine rifle AND has good looking chickens
« Reply #20 on: September 24, 2019, 06:33:36 PM »
Thatís a lot better than chickens deserve.
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