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Hello from the suburbs of Seattle, WA!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by KonaWuppy, Apr 8, 2016.

  1. KonaWuppy

    KonaWuppy New Egg

    Apr 8, 2016
    I've actually been lurking on the forums for over a year, since my husband casually mentioned that maybe we should consider gettings chickens to help with pest control in our yard. We went to the local feed store last spring and got 3 chicks: 2 buff orpingtons, and 1 australorp. They just turned 1 last week, and have become absolute egg laying machines this spring.

    Unfortunately our yard size and county ordinances don't allow for more than 5 chickens, and while the coop design we purchased said the end result should house up to 6 chickens... I don't think they meant chickens of the orpington variety. But that doesn't mean that we can't dream, and we already have a list of other breeds we'd like to add to our flock someday, if we ever move to a bigger property.

    I don't have any recent pictures of the chickens on my computer, but here's a shot of the girls a few days after we got them:

    And this is Henrietta at a few months old:
  2. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

    Dec 12, 2013

    Lovely chicks and Henrietta grew up to be a pretty girl! Glad you are enjoying them.

    It's nice to have you here!
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Welcome to Backyard chickens - Henrietta is beautiful! Do the others have names?
  4. KonaWuppy

    KonaWuppy New Egg

    Apr 8, 2016
    Thank you! Yes, our Australorp is named Cordelia, and our other Buff Orp is Bing Bong.
  5. CTKen

    CTKen Monkey business Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to BYC - glad that you have (eventually) joined us [​IMG] I hope that you enjoy being a member as much as the rest of us.

    Best wishes

  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)

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