Hello I am Philsgirls

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Philsgirls, Aug 10, 2013.

  1. Philsgirls

    Philsgirls In the Brooder

    May 20, 2013
    Cambridge, UK
    I have had chickens for just over one year now and have four lovely ladies. I have 2 Marans and 2 goldlines all with their own personalities. The best looking one is Polly but my favourite is a little goldline called Henrietta, just because she is the smallest and cute.

    I came across BackYardChickens when searching on the internet. It is really useful site. I purchased a few books on chickens and read a few more but none of them seem to have a complete guide to chickens and fail to tell you things you really need to know.

    As well as keeping chickens in my garden I have an allotment where I grow my own fruit and veg. My daughter collects caterpillars off the cabbages and feeds them to the girls. I thought she may find this process a bit disgusting but has taken to the task and likes gathering food for our girls. My daughter shares the task of looking after the chickens and takes on the responsibility on the three days per week I work. You can also find her on many occasions out in the garden playing with the girls. I'm not too sure they appreciate playing school though!

    We don't have any other pets at the moment but are planning on getting a puppy and long term my goal is to have a smallholding with cows, pigs and sheep as well as chickens. Oh I nearly forgot myself and my daughter both ride horses and would love our own. We would use them on our smallholding.

    I look forward to many chats and sharing information with you all.

    In the Kitchen. Very cheeky girls!
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Crowing

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Greetings from Kansas, philsgirls,and [​IMG]! Pleased you joined us! Good luck to you and your birds!
  3. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Free Ranging 7 Years

    Mar 26, 2011
    Upper Peninsula Michigan
    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan [​IMG]
  4. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer Premium Member

    May 11, 2010
    [​IMG] Chicken in the kitchen...if only they could cook. [​IMG]
  5. DDNONIN2016

    DDNONIN2016 Songster

    Jan 27, 2012
    SW Ohio
    Hello and welcome....so glad you joined BYC

    Those are some beautiful hens. Good luck to you
  6. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member 9 Years

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Welcome to BYC. The only chickens in my kitchen are in the oven.
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member 9 Years

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    [​IMG]My friend has 4 housechickens - 2 silkies and 2 seramas and she is forever wiping up after them - but, her house has no odor - so she must do a good job. When company comes - they all run and hide behind the sofa- peeking out at intervals to see if the strangers have finally departed. They are funny to watch.

    Do you happen to be from UK? If you go to "where am I, where are you." you may be able to locale UK threads and post on there also. Your daughter is much braver than I am, I don't even want to think about caterpillars on anything = let alone pick them up.[​IMG]

    Mr MKK FARMS Crowing Premium Member

    Sep 27, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! Glad you joined us! [​IMG]
  9. CedarAcres

    CedarAcres Sunny Side Up

    Mar 18, 2013
    My Coop
    Hello & Welcome to BYC! [​IMG] I love the photo!

  10. Philsgirls

    Philsgirls In the Brooder

    May 20, 2013
    Cambridge, UK
    My cheeky chickens camp out on our back door step in the evenings when we let them up to the house. We try to keep them at the bottom of the garden for most of the day but do like to spend time with them. They now run up the garden every time they hear the door open. The other day one hen got very confident and not only ventured into the kitchen but I found her on the chair in the dinning room. You have to watch those chickens. [​IMG]

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