Another new chicken lover here

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Diane8, Aug 20, 2013.

  1. Diane8

    Diane8 Out Of The Brooder

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    I don't remember why or if I ever decided to raise chickens but that special day in April I drove out of my way to the store that advertised that they had new chicks. I had the sales girl pick the breeds that could tolerate the cold so she gave me a RI Red (Abby), Silver laced Wyandotte (Thelma), Golden laced Wyandotte (Gertrude), Partridge Rock (Rosey formerly pasty butt ), Buff Orpington (Hannah), and my feather footed Brahma (Penny) . The next time I went to the store for supplies I couldn't help myself and I picked up 2 more another RI Red (Amy) and a Leghorn (Sadie). They are spoiled, brave, and bossy when they want their treats. My cat is afraid of them and wants nothing to do with them.
    They are my new babies and I love them[​IMG]

    Now, I own a pair of rubber shoes to wear when taking care of the chickens
    Oh yeah... I live in Ulster County, NY.
    There is always something new to learn when I come to this site so I'm finally a member today.
     
  2. Coupe

    Coupe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome!!!! Im from ulster aswell (Highland)! You should stop by the "Hudson Valley chat thread"! I raise Silver laced Wyandottes, Silver spangled hamburgs and Lavender Orpingtons!
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    [​IMG] what a nice assortment of breeds you have - good luck with your flock - pictures would be nice - hint, hint.
     
  4. Diane8

    Diane8 Out Of The Brooder

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    I live near Stone Ridge but in Accord. I checked the HV thread, guess there are three of us. Has anyone had any run ins with bears? A baby bear came by probably because he smelled the feed. He was so so cute but I had to scare him away[​IMG] He would grab a tree standing there looking back at me all sad but I had to chase him away with the boat horn. 'A fed bear is a dead bear'
    chick pics to be posted soon.
     
  5. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, Diane8, and [​IMG]! Pleased you joined us! Sounds like you are enjoying the chicken life! Good luck to you and best wishes!
     
  6. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] You've got a very nice assortment of breeds. Eye candy? Check. Lots of eggs? Check. Enjoy and good luck with that bear!
     
  7. ChirpyChicks1

    ChirpyChicks1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hope that bear doesn't start causing you problems. Welcome to the site and good luck!!
     
  8. Coupe

    Coupe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Iv seen 1 bear here in Highland..it was crossing the street right by my house. And iv seen acouple up at Minawaska (sp?) Iv never had any in the yard tho.
     
  9. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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