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Well I have been using this site for 4 years when we 1st got 2 hens and a rooster and had no clue what to do. Always wanted to try having chickens but it took a 12 pack of Bud (shared by 2 of us) and a short walk thru the chicken show at the Iowa State Fair. When we walked out of there we had purchased 2 hens and a rooster. Since we were campimg in a tent and traveling some distance our 1st challege is where do we put them and how do we get them home? Well we walked over to the horse area at the fair and talked the saddle folks out of a box so now we had a place for them while at the fair.Since we were driving a station wagon the next challenge was where do we put the camping gear on the way home. Easy task,I told my son the chickens were his if he could pile all the gear on him and his friend in the back seat. Arriving home the chickens had to live in a dog crate until their home was built. Like the comercial goes. budweiser $10, chickens $12,chicken pen and supplies $150, chicken house $400,... I would be much better to plan this out ahead of time but we made do and now have 8 hens.2 Rode Island Reds,Batan Wyandotte, 3 Black and Silver Wyandotte, Black Sex Link, and our newest chick about 2 weeks old is a Black Australop.Lost a few hens and rooster to hawks because we let them free roam in our fenced yard. Have tried may things to stop this but when it happens it is best to just put them in their covered pen for a couple of weeks til the hawks are gone. They hate it but it only happens about 3 times a year. Thanks to the site and members who have helped us lurkers over the last few years. Felt it was time to join and give back a little.

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F/Y/I We didn't drink the beer to get the courage to try having chickens. We bought the chickens because of the buzz and excitement of the moment.lol

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Welcome to BYC.


     Most people have no clue...Forewarned is Forearmed

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     Most people have no clue...Forewarned is Forearmed

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Hi and Welcome! Glad you finally joined us!big_smile.png

I am crazy about a lot of things. Chickens, reading, writing stories, and most importantly my King, Jesus. :D  

 

~Member of the Derperella Club- We're all just goin' round the rooster here! ~

~ Proud member of Team Snap!!! Chattin' on the very first chicken chat thread!!!~ 

 

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I am crazy about a lot of things. Chickens, reading, writing stories, and most importantly my King, Jesus. :D  

 

~Member of the Derperella Club- We're all just goin' round the rooster here! ~

~ Proud member of Team Snap!!! Chattin' on the very first chicken chat thread!!!~ 

 

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Hello and welcome from Ohio...glad you joined us. That's a great story =D

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 frow.gif & welcome-byc.gif from Alabama. Glad you joined us. 

9/28/2013 RIP Verity. . . You'll always be in our hearts.

 

Check out my Blog: The Country Chick                          And be sure to check out our soap shop on Etsy, here.

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9/28/2013 RIP Verity. . . You'll always be in our hearts.

 

Check out my Blog: The Country Chick                          And be sure to check out our soap shop on Etsy, here.

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Hi and welcome-byc.gif from Ohio. So glad you joined. thumbsup.gif

TIME is the best thing to spend on a child!
Always calibrate your hygrometer before you incubate!!

Home to Black East Indies, Mandarins, Speckled Sussex, Barred Rock, Golden Buffs, Welsummers, Ameraucanas, Black Australorp, Silver Laced Wyandotte, Two Weimaraners, Two beautiful daughters and a great DH who builds whatever I need!

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TIME is the best thing to spend on a child!
Always calibrate your hygrometer before you incubate!!

Home to Black East Indies, Mandarins, Speckled Sussex, Barred Rock, Golden Buffs, Welsummers, Ameraucanas, Black Australorp, Silver Laced Wyandotte, Two Weimaraners, Two beautiful daughters and a great DH who builds whatever I need!

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 Say NO to Crested Ducks!                     Common Chicken Practices          Learn more about Avian Influenza

 

 

"Don’t be into trends. Don’t make fashion own you, but you decide what you are, what you want to express by the way you dress and the way you live."

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 Say NO to Crested Ducks!                     Common Chicken Practices          Learn more about Avian Influenza

 

 

"Don’t be into trends. Don’t make fashion own you, but you decide what you are, what you want to express by the way you dress and the way you live."

— Gianni Versace

 

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  AnnElise Clark

 

~Chickens are like potato chips, you can't just have one!~ 

 

Silver Laced Wyandotte's, Silkies, Ameraucana's, Easter Egger's, Belgian d'anvers, Leghorns, California Whites, Rhode Island Reds, Barred Rocks, Black Australorps, Buff Orpingtons, one Black Jersey Giant rooster, Guinea's, Ducks, and one Sweetgrass turkey tom. 

 

 

 

 

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  AnnElise Clark

 

~Chickens are like potato chips, you can't just have one!~ 

 

Silver Laced Wyandotte's, Silkies, Ameraucana's, Easter Egger's, Belgian d'anvers, Leghorns, California Whites, Rhode Island Reds, Barred Rocks, Black Australorps, Buff Orpingtons, one Black Jersey Giant rooster, Guinea's, Ducks, and one Sweetgrass turkey tom. 

 

 

 

 

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Lucky to have an awesome wife.  Father to three boys.  As for animals...rabbits, chickens and goats, oh my!
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Lucky to have an awesome wife.  Father to three boys.  As for animals...rabbits, chickens and goats, oh my!
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