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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by edits, Nov 3, 2009.

  1. edits

    edits New Egg

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    hi all,
    Im an Ausssie newbie to the chicken game, we (my GF and I) started about 6 weeks ago with 2 ISA Browns. These seem to be the main chickens sold in South Australian Grain/Fodder stores. As im sure most do, i quickly became quite attached to them and followed with another purchase of a more exotic style of chicken, Headed out to Birdwood (in Adelaide Hills) and picked up two Bantam Chicks. One White Silkie and One Speckled looking girl from a breeder that advertised in the paper!
    The 4 week difference in age (and size) has made it difficult to ensure a friendly flock, but we are perservering.
    Transformed a small shed into a coop, using an old buffet for nesting boxes and some sticks/logs/scrap wood from around the yard as roosts.
    A small run (4x5 metres was attached to the coop and ive spent more time working on this in the last two months than any other part of my garden!)

    I have found this forum really helpful and look forward to becoming a part of your friendly community.
    Ill post some pics up soon for any thoughts/ideas/suggestions.
     
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  2. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

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    Lutz,FL
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  3. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    Welcome to you, your GF, and your chickens!! [​IMG]
     
  4. barred-rocks-rock

    barred-rocks-rock Can't stick with a Title

    Jul 5, 2009
    Welcome to the Chicken world. Im pretty sure you'll become addicted to this site soon. And you are right about being attached to chickens. I bough six barred rocks, and about a month later i owned about 35 chickens.

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  5. PortageGirl

    PortageGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG] Happy to meet you! Glad you're here! [​IMG] Hope you enjoy your stay with us!! [​IMG] Yep, you two are goners, hooked for life now! Look! [​IMG] They've got TRACKS!
     
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  6. kcsunshine

    kcsunshine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Welcome, Chickens of OZ. Like you, I got hooked on my birds and the first forum I found was in Australia - coincidence? I think not! [​IMG]
     
  7. hen-thusiast

    hen-thusiast Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 8, 2009
    Utah
    [​IMG] and [​IMG] - Glad you joined us! There are a bunch of Aussies on this forum. Hmm - Adelaide Hills - Sounds like you're from wine country! [​IMG]
     
  8. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    So glad you are here. Good on ya!
     
  9. mullers3acers

    mullers3acers Chillin' With My Peeps

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  10. Amyable

    Amyable Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] from Wisconsin!
     

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