Hello from Paw Paw, IL

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by karlsgoddess, Aug 28, 2011.

  1. karlsgoddess

    karlsgoddess New Egg

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    Hello!

    I am a new "mom" to six chickens that I adopted from a neighbor who could no longer take care of them. There are two silver lace Wyandottes, two buff Orpingtons, and two "Easter-eggers". I bought a new coop and read many posts on this site to help them to be happy & healthy birds. They have an electric poultry fence from Premier, a coop with attached run filled with sand (with pea gravel base). I have put agricultural lime in the floor of the pine bedding and given it a dusting of DE w/calcium bentonite (sp?).

    Today, they had a breakfast of scrambled eggs and a helping of clover.

    A bit about me: I live in a small town and love using my half acre to live sustainably. I am married to a great guy and have two kids. We have fruit trees, three types of gardens, grapes, kiwis (yes, they grow here!) and I also have a aquaponics system where I grow veggies year round in my basement fed by rainbow trout. I can't wait to get to know others that live the "urban chicken" lifestyle.

    I hope to learn much from this site, especially for the harsh Northern IL winters. [​IMG]

    Lisa Zeimetz

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  2. RedRoosterFarm

    RedRoosterFarm **LOVE MY SERAMAS**

    Nice coop! purty birds too....Welcome from Washington State!!!
     
  3. kidcody

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    [​IMG] [​IMG] from another in WA. glad you joined us [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    turbodog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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