Hello from Northeast Ohio :)

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by chicky28, Mar 7, 2014.

  1. chicky28

    chicky28 Out Of The Brooder

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    I recently purchased some chicks at TSC.
    ( they are about 11 days old). Boy are they growing quickly ! It seems everytime I look in the brooder during the day, they're bigger. We've already had to add on to the brooder to increase the amount of room they need.

    I grew up on a farm and we had everything except pigs. Now I own two alpaca and a llama along with these chicks, three dogs and three cats. I live with my SO and he has 4 children so we are very busy people ! :)

    Anxious to meet you and to learn more about the different breeds of chickens.

    Have a GREAT weekend!
     
  2. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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  3. chicky28

    chicky28 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you! Will do :)
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    [​IMG] we had folks in an adjoining suburb, that used to raise Llamas.Now and then she would walk them up and down the street. I see you also have Alpacas - which do you think is easier to maintain and live with?
     
  5. Mehjr10

    Mehjr10 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to BYC from West TN ! It does sound like you have your hands full.
     
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  6. chicky28

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    Hello! I'm partial to my guard llama but I love my alpacas, too. My guard llama loves on me.... He weighs about 400 pounds. :)

    The chickens will most likely roam in and out of the barn with them while I'm on barn duty. :)
     
  7. ctibbitts

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    Welcome! Sounds like a fun farm. I didn't know Llamas could weigh 400 lbs...that would be a great guard!
     
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  8. chicky28

    chicky28 Out Of The Brooder

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    He stands well over 6 feet at the tip of his ears. Yes, they can definitely get
    Large. :). Cadbury Egg Llama? Bawk! Bawk!:D
     
  9. ctibbitts

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    Wow! I remember reading somewhere that people had them to protect their chickens from coyotes because llamas are really aggressive towards the coyotes. Is that correct? Do they stomp and kick or does their size scare them off?
     
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  10. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Welcome to BYC!

    Great to have you aboard and enjoy all your poultry adventures!
     
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