First timer from Kansas!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by outdooraholic, Feb 25, 2013.

  1. outdooraholic

    outdooraholic Out Of The Brooder

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    So I've always wanted to keep my own chickens and have finally done it! I was able to build an Aframe chicken tractor out of all recycled/scrap materials (minus the chicken wire). I also built my own feeder, and am in the process of building my own waterer. This last Sunday (2/24/13) I bought two Americauna hens off Craigslist, and so far theyve already laid two eggs each. In only having them for two days I already have a list of questions, but thanks to everyones willingness to share on the forums, alot of them are slowly being answered!!!

    Below are pics of the tractor, and the ladies' (which my wife named "fried" and "scrambled") first eggs.
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  2. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Welcome to BYC from California wine country in the Western Sierra Foothills.

    Nice job on the tractor.

    So, are Fried and Scrambled their permanent names?
     
  3. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] Cute little coop you got there. Not sure about the names though! LOL If you have questions type keywords relating to your query into the search bar above. Just below the brown header. For example if your hen is not laying and you want to know why, type in "hen not laying". It's just like Google, really, Chicken Google. There is some great threads, articles and discussions on every chicken topic here. Enjoy!
     
  4. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from a fellow Kansan, outdooraholic, and [​IMG]! Great to have you aboard! Nice looking tractor and I love the chicken names! Best of luck and enjoy!
     
  5. outdooraholic

    outdooraholic Out Of The Brooder

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    Hey thanks for the warm welcomes! ........and yes......those are their permanent names [​IMG] . Just for the record I voted for "old lady" names like Ethyl and Gertrude but my wife wasnt nearly as excited as I was about my new "adventure" so I let her do the naming.
     
  6. thasista

    thasista Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!! [​IMG] Glad you joined us!! [​IMG]
     
  8. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan [​IMG]

    It's always great when you can hijack your spouse onto the Chicken Train
     
  9. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  10. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC and enjoy good luck with your hens.
     

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