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An Idaho chicken chick

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Sharwig, Mar 3, 2017.

  1. Sharwig

    Sharwig Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello all!

    I've also been following this site since we brought or first chicks home last March and you all have provided some great advice! We started with four chicks purchased from a local farm/garden/pet store (Zamzow's...they're great if you're ever in the area!) -- two Auracana's and two RIR's -- I kept telling my husband something wasn't right with one of the reds and sure enough, she turned out to be a he! He was a beautiful specimen (see pic) but was very aggressive so we gave him to a friend that owns a farm. Rumor has it he's doing quite well for himself and is quite the cluck-catcher! ;-)

    We then introduced four more hens (one RIR, one Auracana and two Barred Rocks) from a local "enthusiast" and that's when things got real! Since then we've dealt with lice, mites, worms, bullying as well as molt, freezing temps and 36 inches of snow!. This is where this site has been most helpful; thanks to ya'all we have nursed our hens through all of the above and we're back to getting 5-8 eggs a day!

    We just brought home six more from a local hatchery (Dunlap) -- three Welsummers, one more BR and two Cochins. We decided to go the hatchery route because of the many positive reviews found on your site.

    As you can see, you all have been a HUGE help to me as I navigate this crazy world of chickens so for that I thank you all! See on the next post/forum!

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  2. chickenweirdo1

    chickenweirdo1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG]Great to have another poultry lover!
     
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  3. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

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    Congrats on your ever-expanding flock!
     
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  4. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join us here! It's great to hear you have found BYC so helpful whilst on your chicken adventures. It sure is a great place for lots of fab info. What a shame one of your originals turned out to be a boy, he sure is handsome! It's great you could find him a new home on a farm and that he is enjoying life.

    Good luck with your growing flock and enjoy your time here on BYC :frow
     
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  5. Saris

    Saris Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome!!! COme find your local chicken peeps too. There's a north Idaho/eastern washington thread you can pop in on.
     
  6. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, Sharwig, and [​IMG]! Pleased you joined our flock! Best wishes and thanks for joining BYC!
     
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  7. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under Sharwig [​IMG] Welcome!

    I hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun. Unlike non chicken loving friends, family and colleagues, BYC’ers never tire of stories or pictures that feature our feathered and non feathered friends [​IMG]
     
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  8. Sharwig

    Sharwig Out Of The Brooder

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    "Welcome!!! COme find your local chicken peeps too. There's a north Idaho/eastern washington thread you can pop in on."

    Thanks! I'll check it out!
     
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  10. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC - so glad you've joined us!
    Haven't heard anyone mention Zamzows in a long time -- grew up making many trips there when we'd go "down below" (we were up near McCall) to visit family.
     
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