Getting Started

Discussion in 'Where am I? Where are you!' started by mikeyb, Mar 9, 2012.

  1. mikeyb

    mikeyb Songster

    Feb 3, 2010
    Rochester, Wa
    I've not posted very much but I have followed this forum for awhile.
    I wanted to have a few chickens for sometime but have found one excuse after another on why I shouldn't do it.
    The biggest thing was the commitment it would take to having a half dozen or so chickens and taking care of them. A dog or cat you can put in a car and take camping/fishing with you. Chickens, not so much.
    Anyway, on Wed I pulled the trigger and went to ye olde farm store (Dell's in Centailia) to buy 8 buff orpingtons.
    When I got there they had the orpingtons but they also had the Rhode Island Reds and dang they were cute and looked bigger and more active then the others, so I bought the Reds instead.
    Gottem home, putem in their little pen with the heat lamp, water and food. They found the water and food quickly. I was amazed.
    Today with the warmer temps they were even happier and more active.
    I think I'm addicted.
    Now all I have to do is narrow my choices of hen house plans to one and build it.
    Wish me luck.

  2. Good luck!

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