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(1)  Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens?
My wife and I are new to raising chickens, but we like to raise our own vegetables so this seemed like a natural next step.  We first got chicks last week.

 

(2)  How many chickens do you have right now?

11, we had 12 but one of the dogs broke through the chicken wire around the swimming pool we are keeping them in so now we have a second layer of chicken wire at the door to the shed.


(3)  What breeds do you have?
2 Easter Eggers (straight run)

2 Barred Rock (straight run)

4 Dominque (straight run)

3 Buff Orpington (females)

 

All male chickens will go to a friend of ours that raises chickens for meat.


(4)  How did you find out about BackYardChickens.com?
Google Search


(5) What are some of your other hobbies?
Fishing, gardening, video games, Texas Rangers baseball (been a fan since 1987)

 

(6)  Tell us about your family, your other pets, your occupation, or anything else you'd like to share.

My wife and I have 4 cats (Rat, Rascal, RJ(Rascal Junior) and Rhapsody) and 2 dogs (Rhody and Riplee).  I had 4 of the pets before my wife and no, the naming convention wasn't started on purpose but when you have Rat, Rascal and RJ and you get a dog that is part Rhodesian Ridgeback, you have to name her Rhody.  The first pet we got together was Riplee, as in Riplee's believe it or not we have another animal.  And then Rhapsody is a Snowshoe Siamese with blue eyes.  All of our pets are rescues, so mostly, they find us.

 

We actually live in the city and don't have a lot of space so we are building the chicken coop on the side of our house.  It is going to be 5 ft by 8 ft and we have already started the structure.  We are going to have 4 nesting boxes and I'm using nipple waterers and PVC pipe feeder.  I will post pictures when I'm done.

Cats: Rat, Rascal, RJ (Rascal Junior), Rhapsody

Dogs: Rhody, Riplee 

Turtles: Yurtle, Houdini

Chickens: 3 Buff Orpingtons (The Golden Girls: Dorothy, Blanche & Rose), 1 Dominique (Henrietta), 1 Something? (Apple), 2 Black Sex-Linked Easter Eggers (Snow and Ice)

Humans: H, K

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Cats: Rat, Rascal, RJ (Rascal Junior), Rhapsody

Dogs: Rhody, Riplee 

Turtles: Yurtle, Houdini

Chickens: 3 Buff Orpingtons (The Golden Girls: Dorothy, Blanche & Rose), 1 Dominique (Henrietta), 1 Something? (Apple), 2 Black Sex-Linked Easter Eggers (Snow and Ice)

Humans: H, K

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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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 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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Welcome to BYC from BC!

 

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SAHM with two great boys, and the best husband ever.

 

1 Rhode Island Red, 2 Easter Eggers, 1 Leghorn, 1 Silver Spangled Hamburg, 1 Light Brahma, 1 polish, 1 buff Orpington and 2 Wyandottes (1 GL, 1BLR) And 1 barnyard special that seems to be brahmaish (the one and only egg that hatched in our science experiment)

dreaming of a bigger place and more girls......

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SAHM with two great boys, and the best husband ever.

 

1 Rhode Island Red, 2 Easter Eggers, 1 Leghorn, 1 Silver Spangled Hamburg, 1 Light Brahma, 1 polish, 1 buff Orpington and 2 Wyandottes (1 GL, 1BLR) And 1 barnyard special that seems to be brahmaish (the one and only egg that hatched in our science experiment)

dreaming of a bigger place and more girls......

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Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan big_smile.png

Home of the world's cutest dachshund, one crazy blue heeler, two cats,
              one fat pony, and many (but not too many!) chickens

              Can anyone tell me, how many are too many chickens?

 



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Home of the world's cutest dachshund, one crazy blue heeler, two cats,
              one fat pony, and many (but not too many!) chickens

              Can anyone tell me, how many are too many chickens?

 



My Chickens
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frow.gif                     welcome-byc.gif             from washington state          glad you joined us!

                             *Pure English Orpington Breeder *

* Spangle/Mottle Orpingtons* *Partridge Orpingtons* Jubilee Orpingtons *Silver Laced Orpingtons *BBS Orpingtons * English Lavenders* *LF Chocolates* *Chocolate bantam* *Red Orpingtons*

* Autumn Farm Orpingtons *

  

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                             *Pure English Orpington Breeder *

* Spangle/Mottle Orpingtons* *Partridge Orpingtons* Jubilee Orpingtons *Silver Laced Orpingtons *BBS Orpingtons * English Lavenders* *LF Chocolates* *Chocolate bantam* *Red Orpingtons*

* Autumn Farm Orpingtons *

  

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Welcome


Edited by rikithemonk - 5/8/12 at 10:56am
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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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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 to BYC from NY State! frow.gif Glad you joined us here. smile.png

~Heather

 

"Music is what makes me dream... It's what makes me desire something..."
 
"Music washes away the dust of everyday life."

 

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~Heather

 

"Music is what makes me dream... It's what makes me desire something..."
 
"Music washes away the dust of everyday life."

 

~The Mesh Warrior~   ~Her Passion for Poultry~   ~Pinterest~  ~Larksong Photography~  

~Instagram @raindancer411~

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