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Enjoying my little feathered friends

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by 7utahhens, Dec 19, 2013.

  1. 7utahhens

    7utahhens New Egg

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    Hello all!
    My name is Karie and I live in Northern Utah. This is my first year for raising chickens. Our city finally allowed us to own hens. We can have a maximum of 8. So in late spring we purchased 8 chicks and raised them in an old claw foot bath tub in the garage. At one point I swore they were all roos. Turns out one of our rockbarreds was a rooster. We found a great home for him. So we have 7 girls- 2 rhode island reds, 2 wyandottes, 2 americanas and 1 rockbarred. My son and I built a 6'X12' coop with no plans. Hence we named it the "Wing-it Coop". I feel we did a fine job and so far, it's doing an exceptional job against our winter snow. My hens lay anywhere from 3-6 eggs a day right now. I don't supply any additional heat or light to the coop. The girls have added a nice layer of down and are walking around in their own little duvets. I feed them crumbles, veggies, old bread, cereal and oats (they LOVE when I mix oats into the extra bacon grease on the weekends) and I go out to their coop twice a day to replace their water as it freezes up. I am having such a wonderful time taking care of them and enjoying the eggs they provide for me and my family. Backyard chickens was an excellent source to educate me and continues to supply a wealth of information! Glad to join this unique "club". Karie
     
  2. Chickens R Us

    Chickens R Us Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. cluckcluckgirl

    cluckcluckgirl Queen of the Coop Premium Member

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    [​IMG] Glad you enjoy them!
     
  4. PolkaDot77

    PolkaDot77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome from my flock and I in Boise! It sounds like your chickies are enjoying living with you very much. :)
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    [​IMG] sounds like you are doing just fine
     
  6. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow Welcome to BYC and Happy Holidays!
     
  7. rockinpaints

    rockinpaints Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Cheers from Ohio! [​IMG]Glad you could join us! [​IMG] and HAPPY HOLIDAYS!
     
  8. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC!
     
  9. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Welcome!
     

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