Greetings from ABQ!!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Madamegato, Aug 30, 2011.

  1. Madamegato

    Madamegato Chirping

    Aug 30, 2011
    ABQ, NM
    Hello everyone! [​IMG]

    After lurking about for a long, long, long time, I've decided to finally give in and join the party!

    I am new to keeping chickens - right now I have four, 2-week-one-day-old babies:
    Cheeky - an Easter Egger,
    Grace - an Easter Egger,
    Joy - a Dominique,
    and Kiki - who was supposed to be a Dom but really looks like a Barred Rock (her comb is straight, single, and prominent).


    Please feel free to see the photos of the babies and their home we built for them here:

    We just moved them into their outdoor coop, though still with their light to be sure they have enough heat at night. Living here in ABQ, the time is perfect for their being outside and... frankly... being indoors they had started to give off a tiny bit of chicken funk! I was cleaning their cage twice a day and even that wasn't enough - so with them outside and starting a deep litter method, I'm stoked!

    The first day out, Cheeky snapped up a tasty fly!

    More about me... I'm a mother of two children, a dog, 2 gerbils, 2 cats, 5 fish, and now, 4 darling pullets! My husband and I met in high-school and we'll have been together 18 years this December, 12 of those married. I act and model on occasion, write as best I can for my career aspirations, and while that works itself out, I work at Whole Foods Market. I'm a neo-hippy who has a home eco-system - My gerbils gnaw up all the cereal boxes we can't recycle, it goes into a worm bin, they turn it into compost, we put it on our organic garden. Chicks were a next step not only for eggs, but to help with pest control and offer up fertilizer to accompany the compost.

    My dream? A fully sustainable, green, off-the-grid house on about 5 acres of land full of my loving family and a cavalcade of pets and livestock. If I can make that happen, I will have all that I could ask for!

    Thanks for having me! [​IMG]
  2. Pretty Birdie

    Pretty Birdie In the Brooder

    Jul 27, 2011
    Welcome to BackYardChickens! I love the idea about letting your gerbils chew up the boxes. [​IMG] Those boxes go through a lot! [​IMG] Hmmm...... How's this, write a book, call it: The Life-cycle of Boxes. It would be a best seller! [​IMG]

    Just kidding.

    Seriously though, I love how much you are doing to save the environment. [​IMG]
  3. hcppam

    hcppam Songster

    [​IMG] Hello, from the Big Bear mountains of Ca. Glad you found us. [​IMG] [​IMG]
  4. [​IMG] [​IMG] from WA. glad you joined us [​IMG] [​IMG]
  5. redsoxs

    redsoxs Crowing

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Howdy, Madamegato and welcome to BYC! Love the user name! [​IMG] Best of luck with your birds and attaining that dream! [​IMG]
  6. ChickenScratchin

    ChickenScratchin Chirping

    Aug 26, 2011
    Hello and [​IMG] from Colorado - good luck with your little chickies. Sounds like a great place for them to be!
  7. NonnasBabies

    NonnasBabies Muddy Acre Farms

    Sep 20, 2009
    Pride, La.
    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Louisiana!!
  8. ghillie

    ghillie Hen Pecked

    Nov 13, 2008
    Colorado Springs, Co
  9. texasgal

    texasgal Brood with an Attitude

    Apr 18, 2009
    A big Texas-sized [​IMG]


  10. greymane

    greymane Songster

    Jun 2, 2011
    Snyder County, PA
    [​IMG] from the Finger Lakes of New York! Looks like you have a great little start. So happy to have you with us (and out of the shadows)!


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