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Hello from San Jose

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Hello,

 

I'm a teacher living in downtown San Jose.  We currently have two chicken coops at our house to keep our girls happy.  Look forward to "meeting" all of you.  

 

Terri Hughes

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Hello & welcome! :frow  Always great to have new peeps.  The learning center tab has oodles of info. for old & new alike and if you can't find what you want ask away! As you doubtless already know, fellow 'chickenistas' love to talk chicken :)

Expat Brit living the dream - 40ish chickens, 2 Beagles, 2 cats, rabbits........and counting.

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    We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do.     Mother Teresa

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Expat Brit living the dream - 40ish chickens, 2 Beagles, 2 cats, rabbits........and counting.

Blogger for: www.thehappychickencoop.com

 

    We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do.     Mother Teresa

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Hello, Terri, welcome to BYC.

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Friends are the family you make for yourself.
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Welcome to BYC, Terri. Glad you decided to join our flock. My family and I are all teachers, although I've been retired now for that past 7 years and just enjoying raising chickens. :o) Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck with your flock.
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Nice to meet you Terri,  hope you enjoy Backyard chickens as much as we do.

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post #6 of 9
Hi Terri, I'm in SJ too ;-) I live near Valley Fair. I am a newbie. My four girls are 2 mos. By chance are you related to Diane Hughes?
Edited by Wineart - 7/21/15 at 10:36pm
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Hello,

 

I live in Naglee Park near SJSU and have a multigenerational flock.  I am not related to Diane Hughes, but I know her (unless there is more than one  Diane Hughes in the area).  My two boys graduated from St. Martin of Tours where she is very active.  They then both went through Bellarmine and now one is at Indiana University and the other at Seatle University.  I started out with 4 hens  which I got for free and had just started laying, and over the years three of them have died.  Then when there were only two of them left I added three more adult hens.  One ended up being quite a bully and just about destroyed my two old girls so she went back to her original home and I kept the other two who were mellower.  Then one of my new girls who was a buff orpington got very broody and we couldn't break her from it.  After sitting on an empty nest for over a month we finally gave up and put Trader Joe's fertilized eggs under her.  We put 5 eggs under her and two hatched.  One ended up being a room and was re homed.  Same girl got broody again and we got a dozed, fertilized eggs from Brown's Ranch and put them under her.  At the end, we had four chicks and 28 eggs.  Her "daughter" from last year kept laying in the nest where she was sitting and the poor girl kept trying to stay on all of them and keep warm.  At one point she must have had 32 eggs under her!  One of my new chicks has presented as a rooster and is trying to crow.  I need to find another home for him soon before the neighbors hate me.  Four "generations" of girls hang out in two different coops.  Once I get rid of the rooster, I'll have seven girls left.

 

Terri

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Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)

I set fire to the rain! Watch it pour as I, touched your face. Well it burn while I cried, because I heard it screaming out your name. And I threw us into flames. I knew that was the last time, the last time...I set fire to the rain! -Adele

 

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I set fire to the rain! Watch it pour as I, touched your face. Well it burn while I cried, because I heard it screaming out your name. And I threw us into flames. I knew that was the last time, the last time...I set fire to the rain! -Adele

 

Look at my flock page! http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/bantamfan4lifes-flock

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I haven't been on in awhile. Just lost a chicken last night. I have no idea why so I posted the questions. Just wanted to tell you that both my boys graduated from St. Martins of Tour and Bellarmine as well ;o) So, go Bengals and Bells!

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