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By meyag, Jan 11, 2012 | |
  1. meyag
    Our journey with chickens began Tuesday after Easter when my husband came home from work with a box of four chicks. My three girls loved them instantly. We had no idea how old they were or what breed they were.
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    How quickly they grew! Within a week they had outgrown their box and were flying out! We made them a bigger box in the garage. Time to start building a coop.
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    My husband and his brother began the process of building the coop. We planned to have space for about 4 or 5 chickens. We live in a small rural subdivision so the chickens will have to be confined. Using ideas from the BYC coop designs, we built a coop with an attached run. It took two weekends to put it together.
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    .In the meantime we realized that two of the chicks were roosters. Since we couldn't get roos at our place we found a new home for them on a farm. [​IMG]The two remaining leghorn hens (Sapphire and Diamond) now ruled the completed roost! [​IMG]
    Mid July a Silver Laced Wyandotte (Silver) was given to us. [​IMG]
    Just recently Mammoth (Light Brahma) and Caramel (Ameraucana) joined our small flock. Just yesterday I heard some crowing and am concerned that Mammoth may be a roo! [​IMG]

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