Greetings from St. Louis

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Young MacDonald, May 7, 2009.

  1. Young MacDonald

    Young MacDonald Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 19, 2009
    St. Louis, MO
    Hi! I am new to backyard chickens. I've posted a few questions generally, but I finally took the plunge this week and went from a coop in construction to 14 chicks of varying ages.

    I have three children who are delighted about the birds. And so are their friends. We've had lots of kids come around to meet the chicks (age range 10 days to 10 weeks). It's very rare -- I bet we're the only people in our entire suburb to keep chickens.

    We now have two 10 week old Ameraucanas that I bought from a woman in a neighboring suburb, six 6 week old Barred Rocks that I bought from a woman out in the country, and six 10 day old Rhode Island Reds that I got at TSC (my son pleaded with me). The RIR are inside in a brooder (a cardboard box with a light), but I let them out this afternoon for the first time (it was over 80).

    The Ameraucanas and Barred Rocks are all pullets and I think 4 of the 6 RIR are as well, but I'm not sure. We'll know as they grow, I suppose.

    Anyway, thanks for the help you've already provided and I look forward to getting to know you.

  2. mwdh1

    mwdh1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 21, 2009
  3. lunkerchicken

    lunkerchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG] from Cape Cod, MA!!! Welcome aboard!
  4. joedie

    joedie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 17, 2009
    SW Indiana
    [​IMG] drom Indiana and Welcome!
  5. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

    Nov 23, 2008
    Madisonville, TN
    [​IMG] from TN
  6. NewHopePoultry

    NewHopePoultry Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 9, 2007
    [​IMG] I'm not too far from you, only about 60 miles [​IMG]
  7. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from S. Florida.
  8. Skitz

    Skitz Skitz15k

    Nov 11, 2008
  9. crtrlovr

    crtrlovr Still chillin' with my peeps

    a hearty welcome to you from western Kentucky!
  10. Hello and Welcome to BYC ! [​IMG]

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