Chicken Newbie!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Kristy in WA, Mar 3, 2009.

  1. Kristy in WA

    Kristy in WA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi,
    I'm Kristy in beautiful northeastern Washington state and I'm seriously thinking about getting some chickens this month. I know NOTHING about them, so I am here to learn before I succomb to those cute fluffy yellow chicks at the feed store. This is not on a whim, as we thought about it last spring also, but I think the time has come to have some fresh eggs!

    I plan to build the coop with my children (14, 12 8) and incorporate it into our garden area (not running free in the garden though, because I think they would destroy it, right?). I thought it might be safer behind the deer fencing.

    Anyway, I hope to learn a lot here from those with experience. Now off to browse the other threads! Kristy
     
  2. Schultz

    Schultz CluckN'Crow Farm

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  3. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

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  4. pw_quiltworks

    pw_quiltworks One Handy Chick

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  5. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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  6. n-da-woods

    n-da-woods Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello & [​IMG] from NC
     
  7. poultrykeeper08

    poultrykeeper08 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. Chicken Woman

    Chicken Woman Incredible Egg

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    [​IMG] Have you had your dogs around chickens before ? Mine had to be trained to leave the chickens alone and it took almost 6 months.
    Your dogs are very cute on your web page. [​IMG]
     
  9. chook pen jen

    chook pen jen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Kristy I do believe I can detect a chicken addict in the making, yes you will realy enjoy this forum and get loads of great info [​IMG]
     
  10. cockadoodlemom

    cockadoodlemom Chillin' With My Peeps

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