20 happy little chickies and me.. living by Las Vegas :)

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Nausicaa, May 14, 2011.

  1. Nausicaa

    Nausicaa In the Brooder

    May 1, 2011
    Las Vegas NV
    I have lurked quite a bit on this forum and then other, backyardherds..
    I'm living out on 20 acres ranchland and recently moved in 20 little chicks that I picked up at a country supply store [​IMG]

    I quickly fell in love with my chicks, it often sounds silly to non-gardeners or non-animal people but I had always dreamed of having hens of my own. I've been a major gardener, growing lilacs, bulb flowers, raising orchards in California, and I had always wished for hens to pick out the garden pests. Unfortunately the neighborhood I lived in was hardly dog and cat friendly, let alone chicken friendly. After moving, I became fixated on finally finding some chicks. While I believe they are still only about 2 weeks old.. their energy amazes me...
    Today I set about working on their outdoor kennel where they spent quite a bit of time playing and catching bugs. I'm going to try to keep "snake proofing" it... if that is at all possible.. but I'm also afraid it might quickly become a fortress ;D
    Until now I had let them play in the bathroom they have their big buckets in, they flutter out whenever I remove the sheets. It's like once the sheet is lifted up they think; "Oh, it's party time," catching moths and any unfortunate insect who wandered in xD

    Now I'm currently dreaming of getting some easter eggers and guinea fowl... once I start work on the next kennel and get the coop set up for the current chickies. I think my next kennel set up will be even better than the first.

    EDIT: Forums won't let me post a photo of the chicks [​IMG]
    Last edited: May 14, 2011

  2. NonnasBabies

    NonnasBabies Muddy Acre Farms Premium Member

    Sep 20, 2009
    On the Farm!
    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Louisiana
  3. Nausicaa

    Nausicaa In the Brooder

    May 1, 2011
    Las Vegas NV
    Thanks! [​IMG]


    Oh yay!!! There's one of my photos! That's one of them!
    Last edited: May 14, 2011
  4. Chicken.Lytle

    Chicken.Lytle Songster

    Oct 19, 2010
    Montgomery County, TX
    Welcome to BYC! You have come to the coolest place on the internet for chicken knowledge.

    I started with chickens last summer and the people of BYC have been great. This year I have tried hatching and buying chicks for even more chickeny joy. Please visit my BYC Page for my blog links that you may find informative or amusing.
  5. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Welcome to BYC.
  6. ghillie

    ghillie Hen Pecked

    Nov 13, 2008
    Colorado Springs, Co
  7. MSDeb

    MSDeb Songster

    Welcome to BYC, glad you decided to join us. Good luck with your birds. Cute chick.

  8. white01

    white01 Brady Brook Poultry

    May 11, 2010
    West Enfield,Maine
    [​IMG] [​IMG] from Maine
  9. LarryPQ

    LarryPQ Easter Hatch!!

    Jul 17, 2009
  10. Cowgirl71

    Cowgirl71 Songster

    Feb 5, 2010
    Missouri Ozarks
    [​IMG] from Missouri! [​IMG]

    I lived in Pahrump for several years before moving out here. [​IMG]
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