Dared myself to own chickens

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Spartan22, Sep 2, 2014.

  1. Spartan22

    Spartan22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Back in April 14' while @hardware/feedstore I saw some newly hatched chicks for sale, I was kind of curious how to take of them, I grew up in a big city and never own one. Needless to say by the time I was done gathering infos I ended up daring myself to take some home(10 chicks, 3 diff varieties on an impulse), to my wife's surprised and worried how to take care of em. I did some research and end up reading about chicken every night after work.

    I designed and built my first ever building project, shed/coupe ( I've never build anything ever). I started the project in May, 3 weeks ago our 3 leghorns started laying eggs and 1 of the wyandottes sporadically laying just a week ago got 4 eggs from her since to date 50 in total from 4 hens. I've converted my wife since then after tasting the first home grown eggs. We were not fan of hard boiled eggs due to weird taste, but after doing some side by side taste test w/ her, we were impressed of how different backyard raised eggs were from store bought. She even go to the coop and collects eggs now, before she was afraid to even come near em.
     
  2. arkansas55

    arkansas55 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hello and welcome to BYC,make yourself to home and check out our new member forum,sound's like you have a nice flock,enjoy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  3. Spartan22

    Spartan22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, still learning a lot since am so new to this, any new infos are highly valued. Now I will be looking for a heater since in few months winter here can be brutal.
     
  4. arkansas55

    arkansas55 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    be sure to check out the new member center and the forum's,lot's of excellent advice and idea;s,i dont heat my coop,our winter's dont get horribly cold for long period's,usually just a few days of really cold and our coop is insulated
    but,we do have an system for heat if mother nature does surprise us,hubby st it up just in case! i'm also new here,it's the best place to learn and be part of chicken life!!!!!!!!!!!!!![​IMG]
     
  5. hennible

    hennible Overrun With Chickens

    There's a great winter thread going sure you've seen it, but if not it's a must read. Lots of ideas and strategies for different winter climates. And you'll get different tasting eggs depending on what your girls eat, the more greens the richer the flavour!
    Welcome to BYC
     
  6. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to our flock! [​IMG]

    Just goes to show, you never know until you try something! Chickens are so much fun to keep. And you can't beat the fresh eggs either!

    Enjoy your wonderful flock and welcome to ours!
     
  7. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you. If you have any questions, feel free to ask!

    Good luck with your birds!
     
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  8. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!

    Feel free to ask lots of questions! We're all here to help. [​IMG]
     
  9. Spartan22

    Spartan22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What's the advantages of having bantams aside of requiring less space? Just curious.
     
  10. hennible

    hennible Overrun With Chickens

    Bit size devilled eggs!
     
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