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A year ago this week, we brought home 8 baby chicks.

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by turbokev, May 12, 2011.

  1. turbokev

    turbokev Out Of The Brooder

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    Last May 14th my wife, my 2 boys, and I brought home 8 baby chicks.
    We didn't know much about chickens..just that they were not too hard to keep.
    They lived in our kitchen in a wooden box I made them for a few weeks while I built a coop.
    (Building a coop takes WAY more time than you think it will take)

    Here's a little pictorial of our girls over the last year right up till shots I took today.
    I'm happy to say we've had no tragedies, no sick birds, and all 8 are laying like crazy.


    Here's a very short video of them on day 1 in a Wal Mart storage bin [​IMG]




    4 weeks later in the wooden box I made them:

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    The start of the coop:

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    The coop grew over the next few weeks:

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    Until finally the coop was ready and they moved in:

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    The girls continued to grow and grow:

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    Added a hopper and changed the coops interior a bit:

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    Then the NH winter set in:

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    The girls did fine all winter and are now full grown.. We are getting 5 - 8 eggs a day and
    all is well with our little flock of 'back yard chickens' [​IMG] (these last few were taken today)

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  2. LittleChickenLady

    LittleChickenLady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Clanton, Alabama
    Love it!
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  3. Glenmar

    Glenmar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    BEAUTIFUL.


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  4. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    What a beautiful setup and lovely hens. You're having a chicken anniversary! LOL Congrats!
     
  5. Totes Quackers

    Totes Quackers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    WOW! The coop looks amazing and such pretty girls! [​IMG]
     
  6. ginnyj

    ginnyj Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you for sharing this story. I am following in your footsteps but just a year later...I just brought home my first chicks 3 days ago. I got 8 of them. I am finishing up the coop and am encouraged by your good luck. I have seen tons of posts about pests and predators (snakes) etc. and was starting to get concerned. Here's to hoping that I get your good luck!
    Enjoyed your photos...again thanks for sharing!
     
  7. Batty about Banties

    Batty about Banties Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cute!! [​IMG]
     
  8. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    What a wonderful pictorial! Thank you so much for sharing it with us. Your girls are LOVELY!
     
  9. MrsRevDr

    MrsRevDr Out Of The Brooder

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    darling setup! have you ever had a chicken fly over the fence?
     
  10. BooBear

    BooBear Chicken Cuddler

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    I love your open style coop! [​IMG]
    And your girls look lovely and happy. [​IMG]
     

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