Hello.. from Portland, OR

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by crazychix, Feb 21, 2009.

  1. crazychix

    crazychix Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 19, 2008
    Portland, OR

    I am new to chickens as of last September and I must say I absolutely love this website!

    I had been think about chickens for some time. However, once I attended the "Tour de Coops" in Portland and
    won a coop in their raffle I had no choice. I had to have chickens.
    I started out with three 8 week old pullets - A Buff Oprington, a Silver Wyandotte, and a Light Brahama. After a
    a few months I realized that my Brahma was a rooster and took him back to the family farm and exchanged
    him for a 2 year old silver gray Amercauna hen and a gold laced Polish pullet (well we think it is a pullet).
    A few weeks ago something killed Speckles my Wyandotte. It was in the afternoon and she was only
    in the fenced backyard for 45 minutes and I when came home there was just a pile of feathers
    and a missing head. They are no longer left outside if I am not home no matter the time of day. I think
    it was either a raccoon or a hawk. They do free range when I am home and my Oprington is extremely friendly and will let me pet her and pick her up. The other two are a bit skittish.
    Buffy, the Oprington is now laying nice brown eggs 6 times a week. Nothing yet from the Americana, who I was told
    will lay olive green eggs, and of course the Polish is still too young (and not sure of the sex yet).
    I have since built a new and better coop/run which I will add to next years Tour de Coops. It is 4ft wide, 8ft long, and 7 feet high. I gave my original coop to a friend and she will soon be getting chickens and joining BYC too.
    In addition to my 3 chickens, I have 3 cats which get along just fine with the chickens. They barely even look
    at each other. Of course the chickens are as big as the cats so I am sure that helps.
    I love Portland and like to get out to the mountains for skiing, hiking, and camping. The beach is only 90 minutes away and there are lots of outdoor concerts & festivals in the summer. The rain does get tiresome but I guess that is why it is so pretty here.
    I am currently unemployed but am looking for a job as a medical assistant. I finished schooling a few months ago and will be switching careers from being a travel agent to the medical field. I am single right now but I have a great group of friends and neighbors. Looking forward to more chicken news!

  2. redoak

    redoak Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 27, 2008
    Russia, NY
  3. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    [​IMG] from Washington

  4. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member

    Apr 21, 2008
    West Michigan

    Glad to have you here! [​IMG]
  5. pw_quiltworks

    pw_quiltworks One Handy Chick

    Jan 7, 2009
    From Old Town, Maine
  6. allaboutdemchicks

    allaboutdemchicks Chapel Farms

    Sep 13, 2008
    Jemison, AL
    [​IMG] Welcome, Sue! Visited your city once and it IS a great place. Good luck on the job search and the chickens.
  7. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

    Nov 23, 2008
    Madisonville, TN
    [​IMG] from TN
  8. poultrykeeper08

    poultrykeeper08 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 12, 2008
    Agawam , Ma

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