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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by ceeceeemm, Mar 2, 2014.

  1. ceeceeemm

    ceeceeemm Hatching

    Mar 2, 2014
    Well, Hello!
    My name is Carol, and I LOVE chickens!
    Me and my family started a 'Chicken Farm' last spring and had 18 to start, the family has grown soooo much since last March!
    from 18 to about 30 in just a couple months!

    Soon after all the chickens were raised I found my favorite breed!:)
    POLISH CHICKENS! I ran out to the nearest farm with my father last may and fell in love with 2 Polish hens and a Polish Rooster! we lost the rooster a couple days after we got him...sadly he was the smallest of the new chicks we got the same day as him and he passed away from being stepped on and picked on. The 2 hens had lasted quite a while but last month I lost Trixie. She would let you pick her up and rub her neck. She was the friendliest. I lost her to one of our dogs. I still have Dixie, she has gotten a heck of a lot friendlier since her sissy passed. Today, we went and picked up 20 more baby chicks, an assortment of Brahmas Rhode Island Reds, Bantams and a Mixed breed. We lost one of our Brahmas an hour ago and were thinking were going to lose another. Both the chicks we lost/losing are from the same mama. So we arent sure f it was just an infection between the two or if its a genetic disease.

    Anywho, we now have almost 50 chickens including our 2 ducks who are currently sitting 9 eggs. hopefully all of them hatch, but there's always 1 or 2 that wont make it. We're geting a few goats this spring and none of us can wait! We have 7 dogs 5 cats, a bunny and we wouldn't trade a pretty penny for any of our wonderful farm animals!

    Thanks for listening! and Happy learning!:)

  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Dogs and chickens don't really go well together and it's always the chickens that lose. I hope you will have better luck with the next ones.
  3. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Welcome to BYC.
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  4. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013
    Hi Carol, welcome to BYC!
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  5. Suzierd

    Suzierd Crowing

    Aug 8, 2011
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  6. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop

    Sorry about all your chicken losses. It is never easy to lose them. [​IMG]Maybe you can glean something from BYC here as to how you can prevent any more loses.

    Great to have you aboard and enjoy BYC!
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  8. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging Premium Member

    Feb 18, 2011
    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
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  9. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Hi, Carol, welcome to BYC.
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  10. ceeceeemm

    ceeceeemm Hatching

    Mar 2, 2014
    Thanks all for the Warm Welcome! I can't wait to be able to participate with you all on a more frequent basis!!!

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