Hello from Arizona

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Good Witch, Feb 1, 2011.

  1. Good Witch

    Good Witch New Egg

    Feb 1, 2011
    Hi everyone! I found this site last spring, but just now getting around to registering. I was diagnosed with a chronic health condition last March and have been unable to work since January 2010. In May, I woke up feeling good and I got this crazy idea to buy chicks! So I did, and kept them in a large container in the spare bedroom until they started hopping out. Then I put them in a large dog kennel until hubby built my chicken coop. I started with 4 babies, then got 4 more in my insanity. (My husband was ready to have me committed!) But as they grew, I realized that 8 were too many for me to take care of. I have a friend with a farm who took 4 of them off my hands. So I now have 2 Black Orps and 2 Easter Eggers. The easter eggers were sold as Americauna's, but I've since learned that they are most likely Easter Eggers. Doesn't matter to me. Their eggs are a pretty pastel green and they are nice girls so it doesn't really matter to me if they have a pedigree. [​IMG]

    We live in a residential area with large back yards and high fences. Last fall, we began letting the out of the coop for a few hours at a time. (Wings are clipped.) But the poo! Oh, my! I never knew how much I would be scraping off the patio! So I'm now limiting their time out of the coop so I can supervise them - AND spare my flower beds. Hubby bought the girls a "sand box" of their own so hopefully they will learn to use it for their dust baths instead of my flower beds.

    Anyway...probably too long of an introduction! But I'm happy to be here and looking forward to learning from you all!
  2. Pinky

    Pinky Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 15, 2008
    South GA
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  3. abChicken

    abChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 10, 2008
    Gaston County N.C.
  4. AnimalFriend<3

    AnimalFriend<3 Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 21, 2011
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  5. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 3, 2007
    Oberlin, OH
    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from a cold and snowy Ohio. So glad you joined. [​IMG]
  6. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

    Jul 24, 2009
  7. Cacciatore

    Cacciatore Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 19, 2011
    San Pablo, CA
    Welcome from Northern California. [​IMG]
  8. Wild Trapper

    Wild Trapper Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 1, 2011
    [​IMG] from Ohio [​IMG]

    Intro was not too long, good choice of birds, especially like EEs
  9. Desert Rooster

    Desert Rooster El Gallo Del Desierto

    Sep 4, 2010
    Hesperia, Ca
    Hello [​IMG] from Hesperia, Ca and [​IMG]
  10. AZBootsie

    AZBootsie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 10, 2010
    Congress, AZ
    My Coop

    Be sure to check out the Arizona thread.

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