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Hello from Hawaii!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Christie Rhae, Jul 7, 2010.

  1. Christie Rhae

    Christie Rhae Songster

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    I am new to chickens. Two weeks ago I purchased 6 chicks. They are a reddish color and supposed to be all female (sex linked?) I have doubts about one or two of them.
    My husband, Paul, and I are in love with these chickens. They are just what has been missing from our lives. lol. We actually have crazy full lives... here goes.
    My husband is a plumbing contractor. I am a nail tech and salon owner. I also teach alot of nail classes and distribute the products I use. As if that were not enough.... We got married 5 years ago. I had two children from a previous marriage, Paul had two boys and together we have had a little boy and girl. So six kids, several businesses and we are fast becoming chicken fans. We live in the country here in Hawaii and have several acres. I used to raise and show budgerigars. I had over two hundred of them in a large aviary. Raising and keeping chickens really appeals so me. After just two weeks I am totally in love with these chickens. Who knew they were so cute? And one day eggs too?! Can it get any better? lol
    We really like the idea of having animals and kids together. It is great for them. Just building the chicken coop has been a great family project with everyone helping out.
    I gleaned so many ideas for our chicken coop from this website. I do not know why it took me so long to join the message board, I am a big fan of message boards.


    Here are a few pics of our progress...
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    Being the "all the way" kinda person that I am... I just ordered 5 easter eggers and 5 barred plymouth rock chicks that should arrive in 3 weeks. I am just so darn excited I can barely stand it! lol I will add new pics when the chicks arrive.
     

  2. crtrlovr

    crtrlovr Still chillin' with my peeps

    Welcome! Your pix are great -- I especially like the one w/ the darling little girl and her shovel there with the red girls! So cute! Isn't this a great place to spend a few hours? [​IMG]
     
  3. ChickensRCool

    ChickensRCool Chirping

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    I have two Red Stars that look to be the same size as yours. Can I come visit you, say, in January? [​IMG]
     
  4. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

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    [​IMG] from NM. I pleased to see how many members we have in HI,, it's beautiful there!
     
  5. Christie Rhae

    Christie Rhae Songster

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    My 4 year old son and one of his "girls". He loves to hold and pet the chickens and is very gentle. 2 year old Zoey in the background :eek:)
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  6. crtrlovr

    crtrlovr Still chillin' with my peeps

    and what a handsome little boy, too! Adorable kids, nice pretty chickies! [​IMG]
     

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