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Hi everyone! Our family is eagerly awaiting the hatching of baby chicks in my daughter's 1st grade class! I tried to avoid caving in to my emotions, but I love, love, love chickens! We all do!

 

We bought 12 chicks at our local farm store several years ago--2 of them were roosters. They were Rhode Island Reds and we were very hands-on while rearing them. What a joy they were! We managed to re-home all but 2 of the hens and eventually, they stayed living in Grandma's barn, laying their eggs happily in Grandpa's boat every day. 

 

We have no idea yet what breed our new babies are and we will for sure adopt 2 of them, maybe 4. We're waiting to see if other families will help adopt them. If not, we certainly will make room for them with us as we wouldn't want them to meet a less than desirable fate. 

 

I discovere Backyard Chickens through a Google search as I was refreshing my memory on multiple aspects of chick care and general layer keeping. 

 

We raise Jacob sheep, but only have 5 right now as our space is not adequate for more large animals. We utilize the wool for spinning and needle felting and these 5 sheep are considered pets. 

 

We have wanted to have chickens again for a couple years now. Store bought eggs are disgusting these days and the way the hens are treated is even more awful. We prefer to raise our own food whenever possible and our animals are treated with dignity and kindness. We also adore the crazy antics of chickens and all their habits!

 

I've seen some very thorough and helpful information here already and look forward to lots more!

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Hi and :welcome - glad that you have joined us and i hope that you enjoy your impending chicken-keeping renaissance.

 

Best wishes

 

CT

Nairobi, Kenya
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Hi welcome-byc.gif

Glad you could join the flock! Hope they have a good hatch in the classroom fl.gif Seeing the chick hatch from the egg sure is an amazing experience and one that ever gets boring!! Very addictive if you ask me!! The learning centre is a fab place to check out ~ http://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center
It sure has everything there that will refresh you. It's so nice you are taking some in, let's hope some others adopt them too.

You might also like to pop over to the other livestock section too for chat about your sheep ~ http://www.backyardchickens.com/f/22/other-pets-amp-livestock

Wishing you the very best of luck for the future and enjoy BYC frow.gif
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Welcome to BYC :frow Glad you joined us!

 

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“Listen to the mustn'ts, child. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me... Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.” 

 

~ Shel Silverstein
 

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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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Thank you, everyone, for the warm welcomes!
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Hi and welcome to BYC glad you could join us.woot.gif
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