chicken noob in TN

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by adamaschun, Oct 3, 2010.

  1. adamaschun

    adamaschun Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello All,

    My name is Amanda and my MIL bouught my son two chicks in April. One of them died, and my FIL was keeping the other in a 2x2 cube, so my husband decided to build it a coop at our house. We have no idea what we are doing, or even what sex the chicken is. Then the next day my MIL declares that our chicken is a hen and brings home a full grown rooster. I'll be posting about this in the appropriate thread in a bit.

    Anyway, any and all advice is welcome. I'm just trying to be a good chicken owner.



    thanks!

    Amanda
     
  2. CountryRoosterUSA

    CountryRoosterUSA Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG] from N.W. Tennessee Glad you joined up. [​IMG]
    You'll find tons of info on BYC, and alot of great folks to help with any questions you might have.
     
  3. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from Ohio. So glad you joined up. My only advice when building a coop, make it as large as you can afford. You are not going to stop at just a couple. [​IMG] They are addicting. [​IMG]
     
  4. adamaschun

    adamaschun Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you! I've already found some great info. We live in Middle TN, a tiny little place called Possum Town.

    Also, because I wasn't particularly wordy in my intro, it's just me, my husband, and my almost 7 year old son out in the country. We have a blue heeler mix named chewy, a great outdoor cat named Ivy, tons of fish and just discovered we have 2 RIR roosters! We'll be keeping the one we raised (Bugsy aka Betsy) and trying to re-home Buster.
     
  5. tnchickenut

    tnchickenut It's all about the Dels!

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    Hello Fellow Tennesseean. I'm down in the SE corner... but still.... Possum Town. Never heard of it. What is it near?
     
  6. adamaschun

    adamaschun Out Of The Brooder

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    It's near Lebanon. We even have an international airport. It's a really big field. [​IMG]
     
  7. TomG

    TomG Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Chickens are a lot of fun and BYC has a ton of info... Welcome!
     
  8. tnchickenut

    tnchickenut It's all about the Dels!

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    Quote:Lol... I got a idea now where you are at... lol.
     
  9. PamB

    PamB Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] There is such wonderful information on this site and people have been so helpful!! I'm sure you will love it here. [​IMG]
     
  10. oldchickenlady

    oldchickenlady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cabot, AR
    [​IMG] from Leiper's Fork! My suggestion is read everything you can about coops, predators, raising chicks, etc. You can't have too much info about chickens. Welcome to chicken addiction!
     

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