Chicken Lvr in the Midwest

Jeanette G

Hatching
5 Years
Apr 23, 2014
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Greetings from the suburbs of Chicago! I am new to chicken keeping and am excited to get any information that will help me keep my
little flock of 3 Serama's happy and healthy. So far I have found out you shouldn't put the 'chicks before the coop'. Those sweet little chicks grow fast and you can't keep them in the living room forever (that is if you want to continue to keep a happy marriage too). Also, how to protect your sweet chickens for the winter is something you need to address before a 'polar vortex' comes your way! All I can say is that I survived my first year with the chickens (that I wanted my whole life) and found out it is one of the most delightful and rewarding adventures I have ever done. Chickens are sweet, smart and VERY addictive! I hope to connect with many of you who also love these beautiful creatures
 

Jeanette G

Hatching
5 Years
Apr 23, 2014
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Thanks for the nice welcome (with animation to boot!). I wish I was in Southern Ca. right now.....will spring ever come?
 

Jeanette G

Hatching
5 Years
Apr 23, 2014
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Thanks for the welcome...........I love Northern Mn. Vacationed for many years and have a friend with a large flock in Ely.
 

TwoCrows

A Native Raven
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Premium member
9 Years
Mar 21, 2011
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My Coop
My Coop


Welcome to BYC!

So glad you are enjoying your new babies! Yes, sometimes it takes a while for your birds to get you trained up right!


If you have any questions, that is what we are here for. Enjoy your babies and welcome to our flock!
 

Kelsie2290

Free Ranging
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8 Years
Feb 18, 2011
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Ohio
Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! You might like to check out some of the Serama threads, here is the one on American Serama https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/415294/american-serama-thread and it is always fun to check out your state tread for chicken keeping neighbors https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/37/illinois i think a lot of us had chicks in the living room a lot longer than we wanted to this winter, though there are a lot of people with permanent house chickens ... https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/299187/people-with-house-chickens
 

drumstick diva

Still crazy after all these years.
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10 Years
Aug 26, 2009
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Out to pasture
What suburb? I lived in Chicago for the first 22 years of my life - don't care to mention how many years I've spent elsewhere. A friend has two serama hens and two silkies as house pets. The seramas are the robust ones - they look like feathery soccer balls. Be glad they are small - less mess, less food, less space.
 
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