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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by laurabonitahopkins, May 28, 2011.

  1. laurabonitahopkins

    laurabonitahopkins Songster

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    Hi! I'm actually an "almost-first-timer" - my first four chicks will arrive mid-June. I'm so excited about them I can hardly stand it! I ordered a Golden Laced Wyandotte, a Rhode Island Red, an "Easter Egger" and a Speckled Sussex from My Pet Chicken, all pullets. I live in a suburban area with large lots, but we are not actually zoned for chickens. My neighbors on both sides are ok with it, so I am hoping we don't have any issues with that! I have read a ton of books on raising chickens, so I hope I have at least a realistic view of what it will be like, but I am sure I will have lots of questions! I read about this site in several of the books, and I'm already spending way too much time here!

    I'm a stay-home mom with three kids, aged 4, 5 and 6, who are all very excited about the hens. We have a count-down-to-the-chicks calendar on our kitchen wall that they mark off each day. Our only other pet is a Dwarf African Frog. I'm happy to be here on BYC! -Laura
     
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast

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    Welcome to BYC! from AZ
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    Looks like you've got a great start! Congratulations.


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  3. justbugged

    justbugged Head of the Night Crew for WA State

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    Welcome from the cold and wet side of Washington.
     
  4. Desert Rooster

    Desert Rooster El Gallo Del Desierto

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  5. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Welcome to BYC.
     
  6. Chickencoop1996

    Chickencoop1996 Songster

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  7. NonnasBabies

    NonnasBabies Muddy Acre Farms

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  8. MSDeb

    MSDeb Songster

    Welcome to BYC, glad you decided to join us. Good luck with your birds. IMO you will find chickens to be much more entertaining than frogs.
     
  9. True Grit

    True Grit Songster

    [​IMG] from MN. You will loooove the chicks I'm sure.
     
  10. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Crowing

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    [​IMG] and [​IMG] to Ohio. So glad you joined. Fresh eggs make good bribes. [​IMG]
     

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