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Finally made the chicken decision!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by dukecitycoop, Apr 30, 2016.

  1. dukecitycoop

    dukecitycoop Hatching

    Apr 30, 2016
    Southwest U.S.A
    Hey everyone.... My name is Chad and I live here in the southwest. My wife and I finally made the jump to get some chickens. We have been thinking about owning chickens for about 4 years now. We moved from our townhouse and into a huge corner lot with tons of room in the back yard. I went to a great farming town close to ours and bought a hand made coop. Next, we went to a local lady that had some Black Australorp hens for sale. We picked out 3, ranging from 5 months to 8 months. While holding the 8 month old hen, she popped out a beautiful egg! I thought this was a sign, so I bought all three.... We have moved them in to the yard and have the coop set up. I am a total beginner to chickens but look forward to learning and raising some great hens. Glad to be here. Chad

  2. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

    Mar 9, 2014
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC and to the chicken addiction - so glad you've joined us.
    Had to smile at the egg story - two years ago at the fair one of the 4-Hers had a hen lay an egg while she was holding her in the show ring.
  3. peaches4chicks

    peaches4chicks Hatching

    Apr 29, 2016
    Welcome to the fun! I hope you and your wife love your chicken adventures!
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    That is funny [​IMG]. She was so excited about coming to live with you that she popped an egg out. Or maybe that was an audition , so you would take her. Black Australorps are very good birds to have and heavy layers.
  5. ChicKat

    ChicKat Crowing Premium Member


    Your coop is so cute - if that is it in your avatar.... you and your wife are going to love love love having your own chickens! [​IMG]
  6. dukecitycoop

    dukecitycoop Hatching

    Apr 30, 2016
    Southwest U.S.A
    Thanks everyone... And yes, that is my little coop in my avatar... We love them already!
  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)

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