Hello from little ol' me!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by jtdiehl, Oct 19, 2010.

  1. jtdiehl

    jtdiehl Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 20, 2010
    New York
    Just wanted to introduce myself (as a good friend suggested that I should).

    My husband and I purchased a home in the woods back in 2004. From the moment we decided this would be our home, I had wanted chickens. 18 months ago, when my newborn daughter was only 3 weeks old, we took the plunge. It was perfect timing! The chicks were 3 weeks old, too! How cool is that?

    We purchased 6 'hens' of various varieties. To our surprise, one of them turned out to be a rooster (pictured in my avatar). Four months ago, our Plymouth Rock went broody, and she became mama to one of her own, and several of the other hens' chicks. That was it... we got the bug! I just purchased 12 more chicks, 11 of them being hens (we think), with the hopes of having more. We just can't get enough chickens around here! They free range, and really help keep the bug population down around here. Plus, I just love that they come running like a dog whenever they see me! It's good to be loved!

    I never thought I could become so attached to a chicken, but they have definitely captured my heart. They bring such pleasure to this house, and we wouldn't have it any other way!

    Nice to be a part of this community. Looking forward to all your helpful advice, ideas, and encouragement!

    Last edited: Oct 19, 2010
  2. Kat's Silly Chickens

    Kat's Silly Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 12, 2010
    South Central Texas
    Nice to meet you and [​IMG]
  3. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    Welcome from an imp in Washington

    Congrats on all the chickens

  4. KickinWithChickens

    KickinWithChickens Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 19, 2010
    and hello to you too!! im sure we can learn alot here.
  5. jtdiehl

    jtdiehl Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 20, 2010
    New York
    Thank you for the replies.

    We have 4 Silkies, 2 Brahmas, 2 Plymouth Rocks (had three, but one died shortly after arriving), and 3 Australorps. Their names are Legolas, Moon, Snowflake, Bashful, Curious, Frodo, Midge, Oreo, Pip, and two unnamed. We are watching their personalities bloom, then we will decide on their names. They are only 12 days old.
  6. Gallo del Cielo

    Gallo del Cielo La Gallina Resort & Spa

    May 6, 2010
    My Coop
    Hello from Tucson and [​IMG] Congratulations on your new chicks! [​IMG]
  7. 3chimama

    3chimama Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 8, 2010
    Pacific Northwest
    Welcome from Oregon. I too love my chick chicks! ;D
  8. Soaring Chicks

    Soaring Chicks Soaring Hawks Farm

    Jan 3, 2010
    [​IMG] for Wv. [​IMG]
  9. SmartyChick

    SmartyChick An Official Milkmaid

    Oct 19, 2009
    Sullivan County NY
    [​IMG] glad you joined! [​IMG]
  10. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

    Apr 15, 2009
    [​IMG] from NH. Chickens truly make a family complete. They are such fun to have around. Glad you decided to join us.

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