Hello from SE Indiana

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by anvi, Aug 19, 2010.

  1. anvi

    anvi New Egg

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    Hello! My name is Vicki. My family (hubby and three kidlets) got our first chicken a year ago. It all started with a pet rooster for my son from his Grammy, appropriately named Rooster. Not sure of his breed, he has since passed on. [​IMG] We got three hens right after we built the coop (2 russian orloffs and a gray americauna). And then we went to a show in October and I found my beloved Silver Spangled Hamburgs, brought home two bantie hens and a full size trio. We lost one of the bantie hens and one of the regular hens earlier this year. [​IMG] So we decided to incubate some of the eggs when my MIL ran her incubator and we hatched 9 Hamburgs and then 3 more in the next run. Then a friend gave us a couple hens that survived when his flock was destroyed by a predator. And then, since we had fallen in love with chickens, we ordered 25 Silver Pencil Plymouth Rocks from a hatchery and are now preparing for the culling since they are 20 weeks now.

    And that is how I found out I love chickens and collected over 40 chickens in our backyard, lol.
     
  2. ghillie

    ghillie Hen Pecked

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  3. bella1210

    bella1210 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. Gallo del Cielo

    Gallo del Cielo La Gallina Resort & Spa

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    Hello from Tucson, AZ and [​IMG] Hey, I thought I was the only one to use the term,"kidlet". [​IMG]
     
  5. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from Ohio.
     
  6. tobin123

    tobin123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] and hello from another hoosier
     
  7. hiker125

    hiker125 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't have chickens yet, but want them SOOO badly. Since I love in a subdivision with a HOA, I am looking for very quiet, very docile breed. I am thinking 3-4 pullets should be fine.

    Does anyone have any recommendations for breeds? Also, since I am not all handy, I have been endlessly searching the web for a nice coop, preferably one that isn't too tall. I have a good size fenced back yard with a 7 ft privacy fence, so a breed that doesn't fly too much would be great. I would like an all weather layer, if possible. Any other things that I need to consider.

    I have been lurking around this site for a while and I have to say that it is the absolute best out there. Great Job BYC! [​IMG]
     
  8. MysticScorpio82

    MysticScorpio82 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2009
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    [​IMG] from Maine!! [​IMG]
     

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