Hello from Missouri

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by HippieChick76, Apr 6, 2012.

  1. HippieChick76

    HippieChick76 Blossom Backyard Farm

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    My children and I recently purchased chicks to watch them develop for a science project. The idea was that they would all go live at their grandparent's farm when they were ready to leave the brooder. That plan went out the day we brought the newly hatched chicks home, lol! We purchased our chicks from a local hatchery.

    We live in a city that limits the number of chickens you can keep, so most of our chicks will be going to my in-law's farm. We have six light brahma pullets, six golden laced cochin bantams (straight run) and five red cochin bantams (straight run). We lost one of the red cochin bantam's on hatching day~good lesson about how not all chicks will survive, but a sad experience for my youngest. Four of our bantam chicks will get to reside in our backyard coop ~ once it is built that is, lol!

    My husband finds it amusing that a few short-term house guests have now determined what I'm doing with our backyard. He is on-board and willing to help build our coop. The only problem is that neither of us have ever built anything on our own. It should be an interesting project. We are going to work on leveling the location this weekend. We hope to start building it soon since the chicks hatched this week. I know time will fly by and soon those cute little chicks will be ready to head outside.

    I look forward to getting to know everyone here on the forums. I look forward to learning more about having chickens. I am glad I found this site. It has lots of great information!

    Andrea
     
  2. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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  3. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Welcome to BYC.
     
  4. southcitychicks

    southcitychicks Out Of The Brooder

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    welcome to another missouri gal!

    there are tons of great ideas for coops around here.
     
  5. greymane

    greymane Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. chickmama1662

    chickmama1662 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome! What part of MO are you in?
     
  7. Pumpkin King

    Pumpkin King Out Of The Brooder

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    A big ole welcome from Razorback Country!!!
     
  8. HippieChick76

    HippieChick76 Blossom Backyard Farm

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    We moved to Lebanon a few years ago for my hubby's job. We are in Springfield several days a week :)
     
  9. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
     
  10. Fierlin1182

    Fierlin1182 powered-flight

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    Hello and :welcome
    I wish you all the best for building your coop! It can be a big job, especially if you've not done anything like it before. We're here to help you along the way if you get stuck. ;)
    Enjoy your chicks. Sad that you can't keep them all. :(
    Enjoy the site, see you round. :frow
     

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