Hello from the Pacific Northwest!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by PNWchick, Jul 20, 2010.

  1. PNWchick

    PNWchick New Egg

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    We are first-timers in the world of chicken raising and very new to all of this. Our girls are about six weeks old (although I more than suspect that one of our BR "pullets" is actually male). We put the chickens before the coop so to speak and are now scrambling to get their home built.

    They spend their days in their outdoor "playpen" or free-ranging when we are outside with them. At night they are still in the garage.

    We have 2 RI, 2 BR, 2 Wyandottes - one silver and one gold, one Speckled Sussex (my favorite, she is so sweet!) and one who is somewhat a mystery breed although we were told she was an Ameraucana.

    I am attaching pics of the girls and boy(?) Dolly, Reba, Emmylou, Tammy Wyandotte, Loretta Hen, Kellie Chickler, Shania and Merle (formerly known as Miley).

    Thanks for your hospitality - we are excited to be here!

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  2. pinkchick

    pinkchick "Ain't nuttin' like having da' blues"

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    [​IMG] neighbor!!!! Your babies are adorable! Where abouts in the PNW are you located?
    edited to add: Yes your barred rock that you have in the first photo is a male.
     
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  3. PNWchick

    PNWchick New Egg

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    Thank you! We are in Western WA. Thanks for the confirmation re: Merle. We had been set on having all girls - I am a little squeamish about the fertilized egg thing - but now we will have to make a decision on whether to keep him or not. I'm sure if not we can find him a good home. A little tougher than I thought it would be, they are definitely our pets and we have already become quite attached!
     
  4. pinkchick

    pinkchick "Ain't nuttin' like having da' blues"

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    Your Welcome! I am in Western WA too in Kelso/Longview area. Glad you joined us here at BYC!

    The fertilized eggs are no different than eggs with out the presence of a roo, are you going to be using them for eating? If so, just make sure that you get them into the fridge ASAP and you are good to go. [​IMG]
     
  5. cambriagardener

    cambriagardener Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG] from California. What a lovely flock. I'd love to have a rooster for our six hens but our community does not allow it. I'd try to keep handsome Merle if I were you and see how it goes! Good luck! [​IMG]
     
  6. PNWchick

    PNWchick New Egg

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    Thank you! My husband is from the Monterey Peninsula, we have spent plenty of time on that coast - so beautiful, and we are overdue for a visit! We may end up keeping Merle, my husband is growing quite fond of him and his quirky little personality! I checked out the photos of your coop, by the way, it is charming!
     
  7. PNWchick

    PNWchick New Egg

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    Thank you! My husband is from the Monterey Peninsula, we have spent plenty of time on that coast - so beautiful, and we are overdue for a visit! We may end up keeping Merle, my husband is growing quite fond of him and his quirky little personality! I checked out the photos of your coop, by the way, it is charming!
     
  8. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

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    Beautiful flock you've got there

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  9. MCCmomof3

    MCCmomof3 Out Of The Brooder

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  10. pongoid

    pongoid Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I might be your neighbor soon in Seattle.
    Anyone care to answer cost of living questions?
     

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