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I have always wanted chickens of my very own. I live a crunchy life style, and knowing where my eggs come from (happy chickens) is an amazing thing to me. Grant you, I know I have some time before my gals are old enough for that. I bought them at Atwoods; which meant taking out those awful red pullet tags. They were not marked by breed, but I think the black and white one is a Rock Barred, and the two reds are New Hampshire Reds.... Though I could be wrong. These are my lovely ladies, still small, and living in a Rubbermaid in the bath tub with their heat lamp, plus some hanging things to play with. It's cool... Buys me time to finish fixing up their coop and run. I want to dig out the ground on the inside, and then fill it with sand (low dust) so I can clean it with a kitty litter scooper (tray will have sand too). On the outside, I'm going to line the ground with bricks and put wheels on the back of the structure so that it can be moved easier, and the brick will help keep critters from getting in. I still need to finish painting, and add some gutters w/ water collection bucket to water my garden. So far I have learned a lot by reading everyone's posts, and I hope to continue to do so. If you have any advice please feel free to share.

New fave pass time? Watching my lovely ladies!     :pop 

 

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I have always wanted chickens of my very own. I live a crunchy life style, and knowing where my eggs come from (happy chickens) is an amazing thing to me. Grant you, I know I have some time before my gals are old enough for that. I bought them at Atwoods; which meant taking out those awful red pullet tags. They were not marked by breed, but I think the black and white one is a Rock Barred, and the two reds are New Hampshire Reds.... Though I could be wrong. These are my lovely ladies, still small, and living in a Rubbermaid in the bath tub with their heat lamp, plus some hanging things to play with. It's cool... Buys me time to finish fixing up their coop and run. I want to dig out the ground on the inside, and then fill it with sand (low dust) so I can clean it with a kitty litter scooper (tray will have sand too). On the outside, I'm going to line the ground with bricks and put wheels on the back of the structure so that it can be moved easier, and the brick will help keep critters from getting in. I still need to finish painting, and add some gutters w/ water collection bucket to water my garden. So far I have learned a lot by reading everyone's posts, and I hope to continue to do so. If you have any advice please feel free to share.

New fave pass time? Watching my lovely ladies!     :pop 

 

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Cute Chicks! Welcome to Backyard Chickens!

Laurie Mom of 4 adult children and B/G teenage twins. Gramma to Grace Jr's 3 children.
Harmony Henhouse : 2 Roos, 7 hens,50+ chicks, 3 ducklings 2 turkeys, chicken and turkey eggs in the incubators.

Non Chicken animal residents on the Harmony Homestead:4 alpacas 3 dogs,3 cats and Zuess the red ear slider turtle.

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Laurie Mom of 4 adult children and B/G teenage twins. Gramma to Grace Jr's 3 children.
Harmony Henhouse : 2 Roos, 7 hens,50+ chicks, 3 ducklings 2 turkeys, chicken and turkey eggs in the incubators.

Non Chicken animal residents on the Harmony Homestead:4 alpacas 3 dogs,3 cats and Zuess the red ear slider turtle.

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Hi and welcome to BYC - nice to have you join us.

 

You'll find lots of info in the Learning Centre 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center, and if you have a specific topic in mind, just type it in the search box - there's a wealth of information on past and present threads. 
 
This link may help you for the moment.
 
 
You may wish to consider joining your state thread  as it will put you in touch with other BYC members in your area - http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/270925/find-your-states-thread
 
All the best
CT
Nairobi, Kenya
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post #4 of 6

Not a Barred rock, possible a Black Australorp  -  you could post photos  at  "what breed or gender is this."  You are very artistic  what a beautiful coop.


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I agree!  Chickens are fun to watch!  Welcome to the flock.

Married to the old dude, 0 human kids, 1 horses: Zane Grey , 4 cockatiels:  Nutter Butter, Crystal, Kiki, Marco. 2 parakeets:  The Lemon Drop twins.  1 eccentric peacock:  George. 1 pet terrapin:  Mr. Tuttle. And 12 world famous Jersey Giants hens! Also 1 Black Copper Marans Rooster:  Lying Larry.  2 Black Copper Hens:  Moe, and Curly. Blue Copper Marans rooster:  Son of Steele.  Jersey Giant...

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Married to the old dude, 0 human kids, 1 horses: Zane Grey , 4 cockatiels:  Nutter Butter, Crystal, Kiki, Marco. 2 parakeets:  The Lemon Drop twins.  1 eccentric peacock:  George. 1 pet terrapin:  Mr. Tuttle. And 12 world famous Jersey Giants hens! Also 1 Black Copper Marans Rooster:  Lying Larry.  2 Black Copper Hens:  Moe, and Curly. Blue Copper Marans rooster:  Son of Steele.  Jersey Giant...

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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

 

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

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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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