Hello from Ohio

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by sabianshepherds, Jun 2, 2011.

  1. sabianshepherds

    sabianshepherds Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 2, 2011
    Hello from Ohio. I'm a third grade school teacher, and I got some eggs and an incubator from my sheep herding instructor (more on that) for my school. Had 22 eggs, hatched 13, 4 weren't fertile, on Mother's Day. I have 5 Cochin and 8 bantam cochin chicks, seven of those are frizzles. I believe I have at least three cochin hens, not sure about the banties. I can keep six in the city, so I am anxious to sex them and find homes for the others. The coop is nearly done, the smell in the house is a bit much, and soon they will be able to go out. I found this website looking for coop designs, and I love it.
    I am an avid gardener, flowers and veggies, and I love animals. I breed, show and train german shepherds, sheep herd and conformation. My biggest challenge is teaching them to leave the chickens alone in the run.
    One day, I hope to save enough money to buy a farm.
  2. Chickencoop1996

    Chickencoop1996 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 28, 2011
    southern nh
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  3. fargosmom

    fargosmom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 27, 2008
    Pasadena, CA
    Sounds like you're way closer to your farm dream than I am - I'm jealous! Good luck with your chicks, and especially with the dogs. And don't despair - the smell goes away as soon as the birds move outside. Then you forget about it, and sooner or later you're craving more chicks. It's a vicious cycle!
  4. Attack Chicken

    Attack Chicken [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Hu

    Sep 25, 2008
    Indianapolis, IN
    [​IMG] from Indiana!!!!!! [​IMG]
  5. Hello & [​IMG] , from Missouri [​IMG]
  6. ghillie

    ghillie Hen Pecked

    Nov 13, 2008
    Colorado Springs, Co
  7. Unclebean

    Unclebean Rest in Peace 1977-2013

    Jun 10, 2010
    Tower City, PA
    [​IMG] from Pennsylvania! We are glad you joined!
  8. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 3, 2007
    Oberlin, OH
  9. radkitten

    radkitten New Egg

    Jun 2, 2011
    Kent, Ohio
    Thanks everyone [​IMG]!
  10. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Welcome to BYC.

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