(Crazy) Chicken Lady in Kingman AZ

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by skyhunt2016, Mar 28, 2016.

  1. skyhunt2016

    skyhunt2016 Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 24, 2016
    Hi, all-

    I have been lucky enough to have friends with chickens so that I could get organic eggs, but just now our City Council wisely changed the rules in this small rural town so that I can have chickens on my 2/3 acre in town. Why didn't they do this before? Well, who knows? There was a chicken coop on the property when I bought it!

    But in any case, the rules just changed two weeks ago, but I had to wait until this past week to get some chicks from Tractor Supply, the only place in town that reliably got chicks in. So now I have 10 little ones running around (4 pullets (hah!) and 6 straight run bantams (crossing fingers). I really just want them for pets, so their egg laying capabilities aren't why I selected them, although what I have is 2 red sex links, 2 cuckoo marans (these are the 4 that are sexed as pullets) and 6 various bantams, which I think are a Japanese Phoenix, three Cochin frizzles (a buff, a blue and a black), and two little unidentified fuzzy objects.

    We're building the hoop run in easy stages, as they won't need it for weeks, and so far my husband hasn't divorced me (although it was close when I brought home 4 extra after the first batch).

    Wish me luck! I will be posting some questions in a few minutes about what y'all experienced chicken people might think my little unidentified fuzzy objects might be. Thanks in advance, and may the Great Hen be with you!
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Welcome to BYC, and good luck with your new flock - from the 'crazy zookeeper' to the 'crazy Chicken Lady."
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  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and a warm welcome to BYC. I wish you the best of luck with your flock and its good to see that arithmetics and chicks can get "confusing" [​IMG]

    Best wishes

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  4. N F C

    N F C home again! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

    Don't be too surprised if your husband gets as attached to the chickens as you...they have a way of finding a soft place in the heart.

    Once your unidentified chicks are several weeks old, you can post pictures of them on this thread for some help identifying them:
    Be sure to read the pictures guideline to get the best response.

    Enjoy your new flock and thanks for joining us!
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  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
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  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Any photos of your fuzzies, maybe they are silkies.[​IMG]
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  7. skyhunt2016

    skyhunt2016 Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 24, 2016
    Last edited: Mar 30, 2016

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