Aloha from Hawaii!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by 808Carlson, Jul 23, 2013.

  1. 808Carlson

    808Carlson Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm so happy to find a forum that can help beginners like me. Growing up as a kid we had 3 RIR and I loved them and now that I have kids of my own I wanted them to experience the fun too! I was originally gonna start with just 3 RIR but then as I continued researching I had no idea there were so many different kinds of chickens and colored eggs! And thought how fun and exciting it would be for the kids to have a rainbow selection and know which chicken it came from :) So we decided on 1 White Leghorn, 1 Buff Orp, 1 RIR, 1 BCM, and 2 EE (hopefully one will lay blue or green eggs). I ordered two of each from Meyer Hatchery just in case something happened to one. And my friend wanted my extras to start her flock. I'm really glad I ordered two of each because one RIR was Doa :( and one leghorn looks like it came with mushy chick disease :( but so far she's still doing good :) they are 1 week old and already flying!
    Can't wait to see what colors my EE's are going to be!! And to get my first eggs!! So eggcited:)
    My husband fondly calls me chicken crazy because I've been chicken obsessed and love reading everything I can about chickens! We're just about done with the chicken coop... Next project, chicken garden :)
     
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  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC - My brother has been to Hawaii 7 times - He LOVES it. He's been on 4 islands and visited another 2. He took pictures of the chickens in Kauwai . What island do you live on?
     
  3. 4H gal

    4H gal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to BYC!!!![​IMG]
     
  4. ChirpyChicks1

    ChirpyChicks1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome! I'm the crazy chicken lady to everyone that knows me :) I'm spending the summer at home watching a few older kids so I've been able to spend an extremely unhealthy amount of time researching chickens [​IMG]
     
  5. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you joined us! [​IMG]
     
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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  7. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Howdy from Kansas, 808Carlson, and [​IMG]! Pleased you joined our flock! Good luck to you and your island chickens!
     
  8. 808Carlson

    808Carlson Out Of The Brooder

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  9. 808Carlson

    808Carlson Out Of The Brooder

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    Mahalo Everyone! :)
    I live on the island of Maui
    And yes Kauai has a ton of wild chickens mostly because of the hurricane Iniki that hit over 10 years ago and set alot of the chickens free so they've definitely been multiplying! We actually have a growing number here on Maui too.
     
  10. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! Hope you get colorful eggs!
     

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