And finally I've figured out how to use this ... so a belated hello from Florida!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Kunjun, Nov 12, 2012.

  1. Kunjun

    Kunjun Out Of The Brooder

    In all my years, never did I think I could fall in love with chickens ... but I have. Like all great loves comes the wonderfulness of the "I can't get you off my mind", the "you had me at hello", the "there's nothing I wouldn't do for you" but also the heartbreak, tears and despair. That's how I know I love my chickens! We started out with 5 baby chicks from my best friend (shout out to Picanins on BYC!!) We loved and nurtured them for 4 months and watched as 1 by 1 all 5 started to crow. [​IMG] ALL FIVE [​IMG]. Yes, I was devastated. So we took our 5 guys back to Picanins as we can't have roosters in our neighborhood, said a teary goodbye and left with 8 "girls" from the chicken man down the street. A mix of beautifulness and peeping. We have doted on them since Memorial Day, 2012. Unfortunately we lost Polly Puff to our wily little sausage dog and Sheila and Amazing Grace to what we think was a rather large bird. I was so heartbroken and thought that chickens were just not for us [​IMG]but we had spent so much time building our chicken palace and love our 5 "girls" that we're determined to be "Chicken People" and in our 7 months of having chickens in our lives, the greatest lesson we've learnt is that it doesn't matter how much you read, how much research you do, how fancy a coop you have, how prepared you think you are, you will never actually know until you're living day to day with chickens as to how to raise them, how to protect them and what their needs are. This all sounds very familiar, I'm sure. So we're still holding our breaths, waiting to hear a strained crow, but we'll cross that bridge if we get to it! In the meantime, we're enjoying the fun, the experience and the peace that chickens bring to a backyard in the suburbs [​IMG]. I've posted pictures in my profile of Liberty Belle, Ameraucana, Dixie Chick, golden laced Wyandotte, Lil Miss Sunshine (my favie) blue laced red Wyandotte, Holly Hox, black copper marans and Daisy Duke, splash Marans.
  2. Y N dottes

    Y N dottes Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 1, 2012
    South Central WI
    hi, welcome to BYC from Wisconsin....glad u joined
  3. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Greetings from Kansas, Kunjun, and [​IMG]! Great to have you in our flock! Sounds like you've really had some ups and downs with chickens. Best of luck to you and I hope you have hens!
  4. Kunjun

    Kunjun Out Of The Brooder

    Thank you!! [​IMG]
  5. jtbrown

    jtbrown Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 30, 2011
    Southeastern Ohio

    All 5! Wow. [​IMG] HOpefully your chicken chaos will settle down now! THanks for joining us and welcome!
  6. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Dec 22, 2009
  7. Welcome to BYC!
  8. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Welcome to BYC.
  9. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

    Jun 28, 2011
    Rep of Ireland
    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined us!
  10. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

    Jun 4, 2010
    My Coop
    :frow & :welcome from Alabama. Glad you joined us.

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