Happy Chickens = Happy Chicken Mom!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by tinkitten, Jan 14, 2014.

  1. tinkitten

    tinkitten Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi all,
    I am new here. I ordered my first batch of brown egg layers back in October and I have had so much fun with them.

    Awhile back, I started thinking about food production practices, and I realize that most of the food I buy (animal type) in a grocery store probably did not live a happy life. I guess I cannot say for sure, but I suspect their lives are bleak. I started thinking about the consequences of my eating food from essentially stressed out unhappy animals, and I decided to break the unhappy chain. So here I am. Working hard to keep my flock happy and healthy. I haven't even gotten my first egg yet, and already my quality of life has changed.

    I've spent a lot of time on this site and others, trying to learn tips to keeping my chick kids happy and healthy. My biggest issue right now is my coop, which, blew away in a wind storm a while back. I learned the hard way that a coop made of PVC and covered with a large tarp might catch wind like a sail. So my chickens are in a large dog house. But they seem happy. I guess that is all that matters.

    Thanks for being here! I love looking at pictures of chickens and dreaming of new ways to spoil my flock.
    -tinkitten[​IMG]
     
  2. JDchicks

    JDchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to BYC!

    Chickens are just awesome. I agree 100%, they do improve quality of life for people.

    Glad to have you on board,
     
  3. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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    Chickens are so much fun and rewarding. And finding that first egg is so EGG-citing! Good luck in all your chicken adventures and enjoy BYC!
     
  4. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! Cute little flock, hope they hurry up with that first egg for you.
     
  5. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! Sorry to hear about your coop :( but you can build a bigger and better one now :)
     
  6. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

    Alright [​IMG] great to have you here [​IMG]
     
  7. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC.
     
  8. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]
     
  9. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us!
     

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