Hello from Massachusetts!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by SmahtFahm, Nov 30, 2009.

  1. SmahtFahm

    SmahtFahm Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi all!
    So happy to be here, never thought I'd be raising chickens and LOVING it, but here we are 9 months later and couldn't be happier! Our 4 year old loves chickens (no clue why) and started ogling books like, "Extraordinary Chickens." So we got him the Murray McMurray catalog and he loved it, even had a chicken themed birthday party (complete with a chicken coop cake that I made for him). Soon after, I found myself building an 8x10 chicken coop complete with tiny chicken door, nesting boxes that jut out and open from the outside and fancy tiered roosts inside. It's been a great learning experience, such as DON'T raise 26 baby chicks in a box inside the house (specifically, the toy room) for longer than 3 weeks, NEVER turn off the Hepa filter while doing it, or suffer serious dust and have to close the room while it takes 4 months to thoroughly clean every single thing in the room, ugh! I even taught myself how to use a circular saw, all while sitting 9 feet up in the air on the coop roof cutting plywood for the roof (I SAID it was a learning experience!). We LOVE our chickens, have a blast watching them (better than TV). They free range, they goof around, we're really enjoying them! And now I'm addicted, want more! My husband just shakes his head and wonders when the heck he married a farmer. But here we are, on our farmstead, with bees, chickens, rabbits and boys, loving life!

    Glad to be here, looking forward to meeting other happy chicken people!
    Erin
     
  2. Jess N Jeff

    Jess N Jeff Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome from California. You will love it here. Lots of great information!!!! Hope you enjoy!!!!
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  3. DaKid

    DaKid Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] -n- Hello [​IMG]
    what part of Ma. are you from
    you should place it under ur' name




    Alan
     
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  4. SmahtFahm

    SmahtFahm Out Of The Brooder

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    You're right, I should (have to figure all that out!) We're in Lunenburg--North Central part of state.
     
  5. Lunachick

    Lunachick Chicken Slave

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    [​IMG] from New Joisey~ [​IMG] Love your username. I have cousins in Framingham. You'll love it here!
     
  6. 2468Chickensrgr8

    2468Chickensrgr8 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello and Welcome to BYC !! from Ontario Canada [​IMG]
     
  7. DragonFeathers

    DragonFeathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

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  9. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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  10. PandoraTaylor

    PandoraTaylor RT Poultry n Things

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