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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by HiDelight, Mar 2, 2009.

  1. HiDelight

    HiDelight Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just wanted to introduce myself

    I have seven absolutely beautiful hens that just moved in yesterday! they are a birthday gift from my husband and I could not be happier!

    I have 2 RI Reds (just like me I am a redhead from RI so these are of course my favorite!) 2 leghorns, 1 ameraucana, 1 buff orpington and 1 mixed chicken I am not sure about

    I can not imagine anything more serene and beautiful than watching them make themselves at home in my yard.

    we have a coop and a run but they can pretty much have free run of a very large secure yard. My husband is making 2 chicken tractors for the other parts of our yard.

    I am hoping this will be win win as I do a LOT of vegetable gardening and will appreciate the help!

    I also have two pit bulls that need some careful introduction here as they are already coming unglued about these clucking and the smell of these beauties on us is driving them nuts! We are able to keep them apart easily due to very secure fencing but if you have any tips on dogs and chickens please feel free. I am not going to test this by letting them meet there is no point in stressing my flock with the sight of excited dogs (they are good dogs btw and easily trained) . My dogs are never unsupervised and while they have free run of most of our yard they will not have free run where the chickens are. I just want them to mellow out about them and figure this will take time.

    anyway I am pleased to find this board and am off to wander around and gleen all this wonderful information

    pleased to meet you and thanks for being here!
    HiDe
     
  2. citalk2much

    citalk2much Twilight Blessings Farm

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    GR MI: TN bound!
    Welcome!
     
  3. horsejody

    horsejody Squeaky Wheel

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  4. 4hooves&featheredfriends

    4hooves&featheredfriends Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to BYC! We have a bit in common feathered friends and terriers.

    My Moxie, a 2 yr old AmStaf/Lab, is very interested in watching our chicks that arrived on Friday. She sits in my lap and watches them in the brooder - whines and then taps at the screen with her paw. Not sure if she is looking for a little pal or a snack [​IMG]. My other girl could care less she just wants her due attention.

    Enjoy the board - I know I have tremendously!
     
  5. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

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  6. redoak

    redoak Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. pw_quiltworks

    pw_quiltworks One Handy Chick

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  9. n-da-woods

    n-da-woods Chillin' With My Peeps

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  10. HiDelight

    HiDelight Chillin' With My Peeps

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    4hooves&featheredfriends :

    Welcome to BYC! We have a bit in common feathered friends and terriers.

    My Moxie, a 2 yr old AmStaf/Lab, is very interested in watching our chicks that arrived on Friday. She sits in my lap and watches them in the brooder - whines and then taps at the screen with her paw. Not sure if she is looking for a little pal or a snack [​IMG]. My other girl could care less she just wants her due attention.

    Enjoy the board - I know I have tremendously!

    thank you all for the greetings how nice!
    I got my first egg yesterday! it was stunning and I have no idea who did it my husband can not tell the difference betwee them????
    seriously how can he not! they are completely different! ok he can tell the leghorns from the rest of them but not the RI Red from the Buff Orpington or other silly man!

    you have an amstaf/lab? so do I she is the one I am really worried about a lab with terrier jaws! and tenacity!!! the girl is mixed my boy is Amstaf 100% and so cool about the whole thing .

    we have been so busy getting things ready for the chickens that they have not had their usually hours of walking and play time.

    anyway the chickens are well protected I am hoping that through not making a big deal out of them and letting them hear them she will calm down a bit

    or maybe I am fooling myself this is a lab/staf![​IMG]

    thanks again everyone for the welcome I dont think I have been on a board where people jumped in and said "hi" like this before​
     
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