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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by codyandfelica, Sep 21, 2013.

  1. codyandfelica

    codyandfelica Hatching

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    Our names are Cody & Felica(obvious much?)--

    We are a couple from the heart of the midwest--Northwest Iowa!! We are 26 & 23 years old. We have a 3 year old daughter, 2 fur babies-both dogs(mixed breed & a pit bull), and we have 43 feathered babies(38 chickens & 5 ducks). We were first time chicken parents in the summer of 2012 with a total of
    Ten chickens:
    2 california whites(hen & rooster),
    2 australorps(hens),
    2 rhode island reds(hens),
    4 cochin bantams-2 barred(hen & rooster) 1 blue(hen) 1 mottled(rooster)]--


    we originally got them for the farm fresh eggs, but we discovered that they were SO much more to us than just egg providers.. they're family! So this past summer we added
    Nineteen more chickens:
    3 americaunas(hens),
    3 golden spangled hamburgs(hens)
    3 silkies(1 buff(rooster) 1 black(rooster) 1 white(hen),
    5 golden laced cochin bantams(2 roosters 3 hens),
    5 phoenixes--a mix of silver and gold--(2 gold roosters, 1 silver rooster, 2 hens)


    And, for the first time this summer we had a batch of our own chicks hatched!!!-- 15 eggs laid with 9 hatched! They were hatched by our Blue Cochin Bantam hen and they are a mix of blue, barred, and mottled cochin bantams. We think we have 2 or 3 roosters and the rest are hens. We were SUPER excited when they hatched.

    This summer also brought something new to the plate in terms of our feathered babies, we became first time duck parents! We have 5 rouens- 3 females and 2 males-- we had six(3 of each) but a hawk came along and got one of our males and a couple of our chickens.

    When we aren't spending our time working we can usually be found outdoors with our furry and feathered babies!

    We are looking forward to being a part of this awesome site(that we've checked out numerous times in search of answers to our chicken and duck questions). Thought it was finally time to become a full on BYC member!

    Looking forward to "meeting" and sharing our stories, questions, and insights with you all.

    TTFN(ta ta for now)
    codyandfelica
     

  2. TheReadyBoys

    TheReadyBoys Chirping

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    Welcome to BYC! Sounds like there is lots of birds to be taken care of!
     
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  3. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Crowing Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you joined us! [​IMG]
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  5. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] That is a nice collection of chicken breeds!
     
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    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC.
     
  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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  8. FaithFeathers

    FaithFeathers In the Brooder

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    Welcome! Happy you're here! [​IMG]
     
  9. liz9910

    liz9910 Crowing

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    Welcome to BYC!
     

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