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Chicken lover outside Baltimore, MD

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by DitziChick, Jul 22, 2013.

  1. DitziChick

    DitziChick Hatching

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    Hey there new friends! I'm still new to the chicken world, although I have two 3-yr-old Dominiques, 3 Phoenix bantam pullets, 1 D'Uccle mille fleur pullet and two Golden Sebright roos. I raised the Dominques to help with a program at a historic house museum in Western Md. My job moved, so the girls haven't been in the program, but I sure love the hens. I moved them to a farm animal sanctuary to be part of the education program there, and got six straight run bantams for my coop at home. I thought I had five pullets and one roo, but now both Sebrights are crowing. They startle much easier than the Dominiques, but they are so cute. I would have them in the house, but we have two cats.

    My husband claims he hates chickens, but he helps with them and seems to enjoy them when we are outside. I loved building the small A-frame coop and learning how to best care for birds. I trained and showed dogs for over 25 years. I never really liked birds until I thought they are ideal as portable (small) farm animals for education programs. Now they are just spoiled pets! I really enjoy spending time with them.

    I'm hoping to meet some folks in MD to share information, etc.
     
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Crowing

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  3. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Crowing Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you joined us! [​IMG]
     
  4. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Free Ranging 7 Years

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan [​IMG]

    There are many here who find chickens to be very endearing
     
  5. liz9910

    liz9910 Crowing

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    Welcome to BYC!
     
  6. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member 9 Years

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  7. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Welcome to BYC from California wine country in the Western Sierra Foothills! :frow

    Every one of my birds is a character with its own personality. Around 100 little feathered sillies.
    :love
     
  8. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member 8 Years

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    Ditzie Chick, I used to breed and show Cockers many years ago, what breed did you have?
     

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