Hello from NammasChicks

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by NammasChicks, Aug 5, 2013.

  1. NammasChicks

    NammasChicks Out Of The Brooder

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    Just want to send greetings, and introduce myself. This is my first time "joining" a forum. Every time I do a "search" on my computer for a chicken-related question, I have come to expect my answer to show up from this site!! I have decided that it is time to "join" since I have been on here so frequently I feel like a stalker! ha!

    We are in the great state of Washington, born and raised and LOVE it here. I came up with my user name from my 2 year old grandaughter who calls me Namma, and she & her sister love my chicks! So that's that.

    Thanks for having me-
     
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, Nammaschicks, and [​IMG]! Pleased you joined us! Good luck to you and your flock!!
     
  3. ChirpyChicks1

    ChirpyChicks1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Welcome to the site!!
     
  4. Mehjr10

    Mehjr10 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to BYC from West TN !!!! No longer a Stalker [​IMG]
     
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  5. NammasChicks

    NammasChicks Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you. I read some "tips" for newbies on things to share! So I guess I can add that I'm a "she" if you haven't figured that out, and my husband and I will have been married 27 years on 8-23. We have raised 4 wonderful children who have been primarily home schooled, and my oldest son has two adorable girls, making us grandparents (which we love).

    We have "done" chickens before. MANY years ago, thinking free range was the way to go with our newly acquired 6 acres... well, then they were discovered by some pretty wild neighbor dogs... and we thought "Okay, a roomy fenced yard for the chickens"... but found that they were turned into "sitting ducks". We even witnessed the method of "each dog takes a corner and they all bark" method of chicken torture (which until this time only heard about)... and then one morning THIRTEEN birds were strung across our property. not. even. eaten. [​IMG] so we took a break from birds.

    At this time, (neighbor dogs long gone) I have bought eggs which we have hatched and are growing out: Lavender Orpingtons, Cream Legbars, & Black Copper Marans. Looking forward to my diverse egg colors and find them ALL beautiful!!

    Last summer I had wanted Black Copper Marans, and on a whim stopped by a "chicken lady's house". She refused to sell me any hens, but I acquired a young rooster, and the "mystery bird" which I believe to be a Lavender Orpington, HOWEVER, her eggs have a green tint to them. So I am just keeping those guys seperate as I want to be able to market my youngsters as pure... what do you think? Can a pure Lavender Orpington lay a tinted egg??? Photos of my 1 year old birds:

    Lavender Orpington, pure with tinted egg???
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    Sample of her egg:
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    BCM (young) Rooster:
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    I have appreciated the many tips on sexing my breed of birds (took hundreds of pages of reading, literally) and think that of my young lavender orpingtons (from purchased hatching eggs) I may only have ONE hen. HaHa!! Well, with one of each, I can certainly get more. SO feeling blessed.
     
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Happy you joined!
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    [​IMG]Beautiful birds
     
  8. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC!
     
  9. Sunbergjo

    Sunbergjo Out Of The Brooder

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm a newbie myself!
     

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