Brought my first chickens home today!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by stella14, Nov 14, 2010.

  1. stella14

    stella14 New Egg

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    Hi everyone,
    I thought I'd share this on the forum because I am quickly getting the impression that 'non chicken' people wouldn't understand. After weeks of preparation, including buying and building the hen house, educating myself on all (well maybe not all) things chicken etc, etc, my partner and I went for our chickens today. He said last night "it feels like we're going for a baby tomorrow doesn't it"? And I must say, there was something like adoption of human children about the process You know, anticipation, excitement, combined with knowing we will have a lot to learn along the way.

    When we got home it was dark. We were surprised how peaceful and warm they were in the boxes and to handle into the coop (being the newbie's we are). We are smitten, they are gorgeous - a beautiful buff orpington (Henrietta), a rhode rock (Harriet), a hybrid light Sussex (Juliet) and a blue haze (essentially a bluebelle) (Lydia).

    Anyway, I've embarrassed myself enough, I'll leave it there!
     
  2. wenlo

    wenlo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How old are they?
     
  3. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    A warm welcome from an imp in Washington.

    Congrats on the chickens & joining us.

    Imp- Are pictures next?
     
  4. kla37

    kla37 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] and Congrats on the new flock!
     
  5. stella14

    stella14 New Egg

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    Thank you [​IMG]
    The Buff Orpington is 25 weeks and the others approximately 20 weeks.
     
  6. Gallo del Cielo

    Gallo del Cielo La Gallina Resort & Spa

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    Greetings from Tucson and [​IMG] Congratulations on the new chickens! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  7. tobin123

    tobin123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] and hello from Indiana
     
  8. redfeather

    redfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome! And congratz on the new chick!
     

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