First time chicken owner in Grand Rapids, MI

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by sj3364, Apr 28, 2011.

  1. sj3364

    sj3364 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi.

    My name is Sue and we bought our first chicks 3 weeks ago. I have been frantically working on finishing their coop since then. Hoping to have it finished and up this weekend. Finally a weekend with no rain in the forecast so we can assemble all the parts.

    I have 2 Buff Orpingtons (Buffy and Willow), a Rhode Island Red (Amy Pond), and a Barred Plymouth Rock (Carl Sagan).

    Our intention is to keep chickens for eggs and fun and all are supposed to be female but I'm afraid Carl in a rooster. (My son named him Carl Sagan though we thought we were bringing home all pullets.) He's about 6 weeks old and has a prominent, bringht red comb and is getting red waddles at the corner of his beak. This is sad because I live in a residential area and, though it is not illegal, I don't want to keep a rooster and annoy the neighbors. I'll have to start looking for someone to take him. He's quite friendly and quite a character.

    I have found a lot of good information while poking around the site.


    Sue
     
  2. Pinky

    Pinky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi and [​IMG] ! If you make a few more posts you can post a picture of Carl and we can help you tell if he's a rooster or a pullet!
     
  3. sj3364

    sj3364 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I tried to post pics of Carl yesterday and found out new members can't post pics. I really hope Carl is a girl. I think she/he's my favorite. Such a clown.
     
  4. Pinky

    Pinky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] You can post a link to a picture of carl if you have it on another site
     
  5. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Welcome to BYC.
     
  6. Hillbilly Hen

    Hillbilly Hen Overrun With Chickens

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  7. white01

    white01 Brady Brook Poultry

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    [​IMG] [​IMG] from Maine [​IMG] Carl is a girl
     
  8. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    My Coop
    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama.
     
  9. obaan1

    obaan1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome. I'm near you in Wyoming near M-6 and MetroHealth.
     
  10. Hillbilly Hen

    Hillbilly Hen Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:Hey, I was just at MetroHealth this morning! [​IMG]
     

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