Hello from Bonney Lake, WA

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Kenshan1, Aug 17, 2010.

  1. Kenshan1

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    I am new to chickens, I wanted a relaxing hobby to get into. With my husband out of work & going to school, my business finally getting busy it is a lot of stress so I'm getting into chickens [​IMG] My mom raised chickens when I was a kid but I was young enough that I don't remember much except having a butcher block lol. She then raised ducks, those I do remember & no we didn't eat them just the eggs. We also raised australian shepherds & did dog 4-H, FFA Beef so I know a little. I raised 2 chickens in high school in Animal Science, loved that class. Was able to bring them home for pets, leghorns. One had a comb up her name was Rain & the other had the comb down her name was Drop. Drop lived the longest, she would come running when called she was too funny. Now 10yrs later this is a new adventure. I have 10 chicks from my uncle's feed store in Graham, WA, Webster Feed. I have 2 Chipmunk EE, 3 I think Cuckoo Marans & 5 Silver Lace Wyandotte. My favorite so far is the EE. My daughter & I are trying to handle them as much as we can. The EE are the calmest of the bunch. The Marans seem to be the shyest of the bunch, harder to catch etc. My husband built me a coop/hen house out of half of our wood shed in the 90 degree weather we had. 10x6ft, the nesting/roosting area is off the ground so the chickens have the whole floor area to run around.

    Am wondering, how do I tell what age they are? They have their wing feathers. The Wyandotte are getting more of the body feathers & seem to be bigger then the rest.

    Shannon

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  2. justbugged

    justbugged Head of the Night Crew for WA State

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    hi neighbor
     
  3. justbugged

    justbugged Head of the Night Crew for WA State

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    I love the chicks at Webster's Feed. I got my Salmon Faverolles there last year.
     
  4. TheBarnSwallow

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    [​IMG] what great pics!
     
  5. MysticScorpio82

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    [​IMG] From Maine! [​IMG]
    To me, they look between 4-6wks old. [​IMG]
     
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  6. conroy

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    Welcome from LI NY
     
  7. Welcome from NH! [​IMG] Beautiful pics!
     
  8. bella1210

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  9. RedRoosterFarm

    RedRoosterFarm **LOVE MY SERAMAS**

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    Hey, I know Brian. I live down the street from the feed store and about live at the store. He is good people so I know you are too then. Nice to have you.,Anna
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  10. NWChicks

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    [​IMG] from WA!
     

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