Hello!!! Chicken newbie!!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by luluvantuckett, Oct 1, 2014.

  1. luluvantuckett

    luluvantuckett Out Of The Brooder

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    Howdy there!
    I'm VERY new to chickens. My husband and I just adopted two Leghorns from our local humane society a few days ago. We spent the last two nights building a coop while our dog guarded the girls. [​IMG]We have a fenced in back yard and built a moveable 10'x10' A frame coop. I did the research on how to make the coop safe for them and put a layer of hardware cloth around the bottom. We put sheet metal under the bottom. We still have some work to do on it. I don't think they like their perch. [​IMG]

    We named them Camilla and Carla. I think they're overweight. And I have no idea how old they are.
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    They were brought to the humane society over a month ago as an owner surrender because they were "not performing their duties sufficiently." Which I guess they weren't laying as many eggs as their owner had liked. They did lay eggs at the shelter so they are producing... even in that stressful environment. They haven't laid any here yet. We wanted them for pets and for eggs. We love them both already. They love our fig tree when I let them roam the yard.
    I've been doing research but I will still have a lot of questions. I'll try to find answers through existing posts... but I'll probably have many posts. If anyone sees anything in my photos that needs to be brought to my attention please do so.

    Glad to join the community!
    -Lulu
     
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  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Love your avatar, what kind of chicken guarding dog do you have, seems serious about his work. Welcome to Backyard chickens
     
  3. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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  4. luluvantuckett

    luluvantuckett Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks! That's Juniper. She's a beagle/schnauzer mix. She's obsessed with them. She won't let the poodle/chihuahua near them.
     
  5. luluvantuckett

    luluvantuckett Out Of The Brooder

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    I JUST FOUND MY FIRST EGG!!!!!!! WHOOOO HOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!![​IMG]
     
  6. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    I don't know if it is on my end or not, but I can't see any of your pics. :-( BUT....Congrats on that first egg!!!!! How EGG-citing!!!!!! [​IMG]

    Looks like the chickens have taken over the dog house. Ha! Enjoy all your babies and welcome to our flock!
     
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  7. luluvantuckett

    luluvantuckett Out Of The Brooder

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    And I wonder why my pics aren't showing up....? Hmmmmmm
     
  8. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! Congratulations on that first egg! :ya May they lay many more for you!
    Love the picture of the dog watching the chickens in the doghouse! Here is an article on putting up pictures, it also seems like you need 10 posts before it works sometimes https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/inserting-pics-in-on-the-new-byc
     
  9. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!

    Feel free to ask lots of questions! We're all here to help. [​IMG]

    Congratulations on the first egg!
     
  10. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you.

    Good luck with your chickens!
     

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