Greetings from northern Massachusetts!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by swordgeek, Jun 23, 2010.

  1. swordgeek

    swordgeek Chirping

    Jun 23, 2010
    Westford, MA
    I'm new to BYC, but have been popping in for a long time to research my chickens' issues. And to make myself feel better that I'm not the only crazy chicken lady out there. I've learned a lot here, and really enjoy the stories people post.

    Raising chickens wasn't my idea, and was never in my life plans. You know how little kids go to the 4-H fair and come home begging for a bunny, or a guinea pig, or even a bearded dragon? One of my kids came home a few years ago and announced that the only way she would ever be happy was if she had a pet chicken. A black one, to be specific, one that liked being held and petted. Somehow, she talked her father into building a coop (well, he wanted a shed anyway...), and we found ourselves the proud owners of a very small flock of rare breed chickens. Chickens which somehow have become MY responsibility, of course. But a funny thing happened along the way. I grew to adore them, and now can't imagine my life without them. I spend more hours than I care to admit hanging out with my peeps.

    Currently, we have a crevecoeur hen (who at this writing lives indoors - long story), a redcap and partridge cochin hens, and a white-crested black Polish rooster (who was supposed to be a hen, and weren't WE surprised when he crowed!). We lost our beloved buttercup to a sudden illness a year ago. We're about to adopt a few ameraucanas, a black silkie, and a cuckoo marans - ALL of which will live outside, thank you very much. Hopefully the crevecoeur will follow suit.

    As a side note, we're very grateful for our understanding suburban neighbors who don't mind the rooster waking them up at 4:45. (Unlike my husband, who would like that bird to disappear forever.)
    Last edited: Jun 23, 2010

  2. Chickaholic

    Chickaholic Songster

    Apr 21, 2010
    Snohomish, Wa
    [​IMG] from Washington!!

    I know how you feel!! I fell in love with them too, they have a way of stealing our hearts!!
  3. thefamilyflock

    thefamilyflock Songster

    Mar 21, 2010
    East Granby CT
    [​IMG] from CT!
  4. TipsyDog

    TipsyDog Songster

    May 14, 2009
    Aregua, Paraguay
    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from PA! You are soooooooooo NOT the only crazy chicken lady out there!!!! [​IMG] You've come to the right place [​IMG]

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