Another Okie new to BYC

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Nektosha, Oct 16, 2011.

  1. Nektosha

    Nektosha Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 16, 2011
    Wanette, OK
    First, I'd like to say thanks to everyone here. I've decided to get serious about raising chickens and this site has been the greatest resource!

    I've been lurking for a couple years now whenever I needed some advice ever since my neighbor's daughter got bored with her chickens (translation=pre-teen) and I adopted 6 hens... then suddenly her 'mimi' needed to get rid of some of hers, so I ended up with them too. 10 roos and 4 more hens later I called the place the Rooster Ranch since they all got along. They sure were a pretty bunch of boys. My other neighbors thought I was nuts. They're mostly ranchers, we're out in the country. Moved here 5 years ago. They laugh at me a lot. Cheap entertainment! [​IMG]

    I had an old small shed we converted into a makeshift coop, and they used it until a BIG copperhead snake got in and scared the $#%! out of them. Then they insisted on roosting in the cedars at night. That snaked dropped onto hubby's back from the rafters one night when he was closing things up... scared the $#%! outta him too! Two years later, a couple of icy winters, and another neighbor's new dog took out most of them. We're down to 1 roo and 2 hens. They're bantam size and pretty plain. Black hens and a red-headed black roo.

    This spring we added a 20x30 run, but summer was too hot and dry this year to finish the coop remodel so no new chickies for now. By the time winter hits we'll have the coop more secure and refurbished inside. Next spring I'll add a handful of layers because I miss those fresh eggs! Will definitely need some input before choosing what breed/s will be best suited to our climate and surroundings.

    When I'm not messing with the chickens or at work, I'm tending to 1 hubby, 4 dogs, 2 horses & 19 cats.
  2. what's kickin' chicken

    what's kickin' chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 23, 2011
    [​IMG] Hi [​IMG]
  3. kidcody

    kidcody Overrun With Chickens

    [​IMG] [​IMG] from WA. glad you joined us [​IMG] [​IMG]
  4. Kassaundra

    Kassaundra Sonic screwdrivers are cool!

    Sep 1, 2010
    [​IMG] from a fellow Okie in Henryetta and [​IMG]

    And [​IMG] 19 cats!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! [​IMG] Bet you don't have a rodent problem!
  5. greymane

    greymane Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 2, 2011
    Snyder County, PA
    [​IMG] from the Finger Lakes of New York! Very happy to have you in the flock!

  6. justbugged

    justbugged Head of the Night Crew for WA State

    Jan 27, 2009
    Welcome from the soggy side of Washington State.
  7. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Welcome to BYC.
  8. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Hello from Kansas, Nektosha and [​IMG]. Great to have you aboard! Best of luck with your chickens and all those cats! [​IMG]
  9. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

    Jun 4, 2010
    My Coop
    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
  10. Nektosha

    Nektosha Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 16, 2011
    Wanette, OK
    I knew I'd get some reactions to the cats *lol* Yes, 19. Five of them were our original kids, then came some rescues, then a couple had babies before we could get them spayed. Now, all the girls and some of the boys are fixed so I won't have another population explosion. Both of the horses and one of the dogs are rescues too.

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