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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by RachelFromTheBlackLagoon, May 4, 2009.

  1. RachelFromTheBlackLagoon

    RachelFromTheBlackLagoon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello everybody! I've been daydreaming about keeping chickens for quite some time but I've just recently begun to put serious thought into it. I fostered a RIR rooster for several months until he went to his permanent home in MA. The one and only thing preventing me from currently having chickens is that I rent my house, and though I highly doubt my landlord would mind, I would hate to end up in a situation where I was forced to move and part with them. However, I've recently been considering renting to own my house! If this happens, I plan to keep a small flock (probably between 5 and 8) Silkie bantam hens, maybe a couple Cochin and Polish bantams, too! I have a large yard with a pretty large unused wooden shed with electricity that could be converted into an awesome coop! My boyfriend and I are both very handy so it wouldn't take much to convert it and build a big run. The bird and animal hospital that I use for my pet rats sees chickens and has many chicken clients, so I have that base covered. I'm getting pretty anxious but I'm trying to put all of that energy into doing as much research as possible and, of course, looking at tons of chicken pictures!!! Since I am a chicken newbie, if anyone has any coop tips, advise or other chicken info that I may not have read, by all means, I'm very eager to learn!
     
  2. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

    Nov 23, 2008
    Madisonville, TN
    [​IMG] from TN
     
  3. michelle1017

    michelle1017 Goat Mama

    Aug 21, 2008
    Missouri
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  4. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    Hi Rachel, [​IMG] from South Carolina!

    Good luck to you, follow those dreams!
     
  5. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from S. Florida.
     
  6. scrapnfool

    scrapnfool Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG] from Missouri! Check out the different forum topics and member pages. There's a wealth of information there! Helped me tremendously when I started.
     
  7. NewHopePoultry

    NewHopePoultry Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] from Missouri
     
  8. joedie

    joedie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 17, 2009
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    [​IMG] from Indiana! This site has all the information you could ever need but be careful or you'll find yourself constantly logged on!
     
  9. RachelFromTheBlackLagoon

    RachelFromTheBlackLagoon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, all! I'm learning so much already! In fact, I think I'm already addicted to this forum! However, reading all of this info, your stories, seeing everyones' chicken pictures and coop plans is making it EXTREMELY difficult to restrain myself and wait for my own chicks!
     
  10. patyrdz

    patyrdz The Madd Hatcher

    Feb 26, 2009
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    [​IMG] from North Carolina![​IMG]

    LOL! Don't even fight the chicken addiction! Just go ahead and get some! Fighting it is futile!!![​IMG]
     

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