Hello, chickens again after 45 years or so

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Bill A, Sep 15, 2011.

  1. Bill A

    Bill A Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello,

    Haven't had chickens since I was a kid in Wyoming in the 60's: They were Brahmas, banties (don't know what kind; they were black and gold and could fly like pheasants), and a bunch of white ones. They free-ranged without problems, though I do remember our dogs killing rats in the chickenhouse. My wife recently became enamored--or even obsessed--with the idea of chickens, so now we have a snazzy little pre-built "Amish" chicken house with a small run. We have a Marans rooster and hen (about to start laying), as well as an Australorp hen. I like chickens and I'm glad I found this site.

    Bill
     
    Last edited: Sep 15, 2011
  2. BrokenRoadFarm

    BrokenRoadFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Tons of great info on here and lots of helpful, friendly folks. Enjoy! [​IMG]
     
  3. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Howdy from Kansas, Bill and [​IMG]. Like you I also had chickens as a kid and got back into it just recently. Don't know why I waited so long! [​IMG] Welcome aboard!
     
  4. 3goodeggs

    3goodeggs pays attention sporadically

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    Welcome! You will enjoy it. Nice size to start with...
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  5. Amigo

    Amigo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your house!
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  6. greymane

    greymane Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] from the Finger Lakes of New York! We are glad you found us, too!

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  7. OneTenthAcreAndAChicken

    OneTenthAcreAndAChicken Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello from San Diego [​IMG]

    Welcome - this is a very active discussion group. Have fun.
     
  8. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    Hi Bill and welcome from Ohio!

    So glad to hear that you've got a nice coop and a few chickens to enjoy! I just love mine. After a day at the office, it's nice to have a little hobby to come home to. And it's nice to get those fresh eggs too.

    Well, take care and glad you joined,
    Sharon
     
  9. ChickInDelight

    ChickInDelight Never an Empty Nest

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    You are going to enjoy chickens more now that you did then! Look at all this online support.

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  10. Symphony

    Symphony Vanilla, Little Airt Airt

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