Hello from crazy chicken lady in Southern Oregon

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by ckickendiva, Oct 29, 2015.

  1. ckickendiva

    ckickendiva Just Hatched

    Oct 29, 2015
    Southern Oregon
    Almost every time I would look up info on chickens on the web I would end up here for the best info so I decided to join. I love it cuz all my friends think I've lost it since I became known as the "chicken lady" and dang it if I don't need to talk about my chickens from time to time and I'm getting tired of friends & family looking at me like I've got two heads as I babble on about my precious little darlings!
    Its just that this is my first time raising chickens and it's well known amongst my familiars that I'm a die hard city girl. Go figure. I got roped into doing what I now refuse to let anyone else do, when my landlordess ("landlady" just not good enuf for this awesome woman) announces we're going to have chickens so we can have eggs. "Yeah, whatever, I'll help" is what enters my (born & raised in London, accidentally got stuck in the admittedly beautiful, nonetheless rural hell of these parts) mind is thinking. So I cannot explain how it is that 16 fluffy, feathered, cold-clammy-scaly-footed, beady eyed critters have become my primary responsibility and claimed a large portion of my heart.
    We got them when they were a day old or so on September 11th off this year. They weren't supposed to be a day old since we didn't really have the right set up for such young ones. But they were young and up until a couple of weeks ago, the little blighters (I only felt animosity briefly, I swear) lived with me and my partner in a 26 foot 5th wheel. Yep. I made 3 different brooders for them each of which they outgrew within a week of me making it. One of the chicks, which I named Wonky at first, then changed to Friday, actually spent many nights and some days with me in a sling I made for her cuz she just wasn't right. She would put her head between her legs & run backwards when she was stressed & I (having mutated from city girl into mother hen) worried about her terribly. I'm happy to say she is perfectly ok now & it was worth all those nights I didn't want to accidentally roll over on her and thus didn't sleep a wink. OMG I really must have lost my mind! Thank you God for my infinitely understanding man.
    Anyhoo, they're in their very nice coop now and thriving and spoiled flipping rotten. I love it! And despite the impression my user ID might give that I actually know what I'm doing, I have loads of questions and can't wait to share some photos.
    Until next time,
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  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Welcome to BYC = you've come to the right place. "Birds of a feather flock together."
  3. Hholly

    Hholly Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 3, 2015
    Amo, IN
    Welcome to the flock! We're all crazy around here. :-D
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  4. N F C

    N F C doo be doo be doo Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013
    Hi Karen, [​IMG]

    I loved your introduction! So much more entertaining then "Hi, I have chickens", lol.

    We're all a bit poultry mad here (ok, maybe more than a bit) so you'll fit right in. Share stories, pictures, ask questions...make yourself at home.

    It's nice to have you here!
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  5. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

    May 14, 2014
    Welcome to BYC, Karen. Glad you decided to join our flock. I'll look forward to seeing your photos. If you haven't done so already, definitely check out our Learning Center at https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center. There is lots of useful information there. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Cheers.
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
  7. Frindizzle

    Frindizzle Guitar Girl <3 Premium Member

    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]
  8. NickyKnack

    NickyKnack Love is Silkie soft!

    Welcome to BYC and the coop! There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to joined the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around BYC.
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  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Loved your intro. So far I haven't found one crazy thing about you. You fit at Backyard chickens just fine . Welcome and glad to have you. [​IMG]
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  10. ckickendiva

    ckickendiva Just Hatched

    Oct 29, 2015
    Southern Oregon
    Yep, you're right, I'm sure. Despite the official diagnosis, insanity defense and fallout of living with 16 chicks growing at the most alarming rate (what in God's name do they put in them crumbles?!) for 2 months (didn't affect me, didn't affect me, didn't affect me...wha?) I'm not really crazy. Did I mention that its really hard to type in a straight jacket?
    Seriously (I can be, honest,) thanks so much for another warm welcome. I can see I made the right choice in joining BYC and I'm in good company!

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