Hello from South Mississippi

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by rugerham, May 17, 2011.

  1. rugerham

    rugerham Out Of The Brooder

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    HEY YALL! [​IMG] (that's redneck humor there...)

    My wife thinks I'm crazy because I decided to grow a garden, establish a couple of bee hives, and buy some chickens all in the same week. [​IMG]

    Well, I missed out on the bees this season, but the garden is coming along great and my kids and I brought home two pullets last Saturday morning from a Farmer's Market. To be honest, I don't even know what kind they are and I really, really, really hope they are female!! [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

    It took me about 3 weeks to build the coop and the good news is that at the end of that time, the thing pretty much stands on its own and I still have all my fingers.

    I live in a sub-division that explicitly prohibits owning poultry so shhhh, don't tell anyone! When the girls and I talk about the <you know whats> we say "bunnies". ha ha ha [​IMG]

    I built the following coop: https://www.backyardchickens.com/web/viewblog.php?id=42841-rossetti-tractor

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    works great. Mine looks pretty much identical to the pictures on the link above except that I painted my brown to blend in with my trees in the back yard.

    Maybe someone can help me identify what types of chickens these are. I'm guessing that the one on the left is Rhode Island Red, but I'm not sure.

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    By the way, the one on the left belongs to my 9 yo and is named "Petunia" and the one the right belongs to my 10 yo and is named "FRY-day".
     
  2. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Welcome to BYC.
     
  3. AyeUpChuck

    AyeUpChuck Striving for Self-Sufficiency

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    [​IMG] from Oregon via Louisiana
     
  4. MarkMatt

    MarkMatt Out Of The Brooder

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    Welcome to the forums! Good luck with your "bunnies".
     
  5. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from SE Alabama. Congrats & good luck with your girls [​IMG] You might want to post their pics in the What Breed or Gender is This? section & you should get a lot of help.
     
  6. what's kickin' chicken

    what's kickin' chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Hi [​IMG] ..... "bunnies" [​IMG]
     
  7. Chickencoop1996

    Chickencoop1996 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] from nh
     
  8. Barred Babies

    Barred Babies Red Roof Farms

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Louisiana
     
  9. Attack Chicken

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

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    [​IMG] from Indiana!!!! [​IMG]
     
  10. rugerham

    rugerham Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks to everyone for the warm welcome. I look forward to learning and talking with y'all about all things chicken.
     

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