1st time chicken owner.

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by dorkette, Jun 7, 2011.

  1. dorkette

    dorkette New Egg

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    In April my husband bought two ducklings and I thought It was the best gift ever, a month later his friends brings us two chickens(don't know the breed, they are white) and I quickly learned that I was wrong about the ducks. I simply fell in love with my 2 little chicks(Camilla, after Gonzo's lady hen, and Clarence, I was reading Hannibal at the time) I can't explain how crazy I am about my chicks and of course set out to learn everything I need to know about them.

    I would never buy ducks again, I love the 2 I have and my kids adore them, but I will never get more. As for the chickens, well I'm already reading about what I need to do in order to introduce new chicks to our family even though I'm waiting until next spring to get more.

    I have a feeling I'll be spending plenty of time here, learning something new everyday.
     
  2. Yay Chicks!

    Yay Chicks! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Glad you joined us!
     
  3. Marcymom3

    Marcymom3 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Welcome from another newbie! Just joined yesterday. [​IMG] I can totally relate to your loving your chicks. Mine are a month old now and will probably move into their coop later this week. I will definitely miss their peeping at me when I walk by their box, so plan to visit them several times a day at their new place. They have such cute personalities and never would I have believed they could be so affectionate! Mine are barred rocks, Columbian rocks, and Rhode Island Reds (eight total). Enjoy!! [​IMG]

    Isn't this a great site?!!
     
  4. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    [​IMG] I know what you mean about ducks. I love them but I don't think I'd be a good duck owner.
     
  5. epignosisjs

    epignosisjs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good luck!
     
  6. mljohnson05

    mljohnson05 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from Missouri
     
  7. Luckytaz

    Luckytaz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome, from Minnesota.
     
  8. dorkette

    dorkette New Egg

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    Right now both my chickens are lap chickens. They will peep like mad when they see me until I sit down and then they promptly jump in my lap, lay right down, wait to be petting and then fall asleep. I never thought chickens would enjoy petting or sleeping in laps. They also won't go into their home unless I walk them to it. Chickens are the best pet ever...so happy we didn't get dogs...lol
     
  9. ChicwannaB

    ChicwannaB Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:BIG Welcome Dorkette, this is THEE place to be. [​IMG]
     
  10. ChicwannaB

    ChicwannaB Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:What kind do you have or don't you know yet?
    I got 2 Rh Island Reds and 2 Barred ROcks, the Rocks are very docile. But I also have alot of dogs (7) not all their pics are posted yet 3 cats that STAY in the house...have a look and again WELCOME.
     

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