Originally Posted by memechick
Hi Everyone, Concord, NH here! I'm also new to the world of chicken ownership and already loving it. Two weeks ago I purchase 4 pullets. 1 Black Australorp, 1 Buff Orpington, 1 Rhode Island Red, 1 Plymouth Barred Rock. All are now 10 weeks old and very sweet. I love sitting in the yard when I get home from work and just watch them ..... it's very relaxing. I commute 63 miles each way to work everyday to Woburn, MA and can't wait to get home to spend time with the "girls". LOL I plan on going to Chickenstock in Claremont next Saturday, July 7th to meet other chicken lovers and learn all I can ....... maybe come home with one or two more. That's my limit: 6 ! At least that's what the coop says it can handle comfortably. I would love a Cochin because I heard they are very docile and loveable. I'm still reading everything I can get my hands on but would love to meet people with real life experience. I've fallen in love with these 4 little girls.
Glad to have you aboard! Consider me your neighbor. I live in Raymond . Anytime you want to get together for chicken visits and coop advice, feel free to send me a message. I'd love to see your coop and birdies sometime. Mine are just a few weeks ahead of yours. I have five girls. Three Black Copper Marans, one Buff Orpington, and one Speckled Sussex. I do the same thing that you do. I sit and watch my girls when I get home from work. It helps me to relax and lets me unwind from a long day. They expect their treats promptly when I get home. Usually some corn bread or slices of cheese. I don't think I have ever met a chicken that didn't like cheese! They will follow you to the ends of the earth for a slice of cheese.