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Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by mawmaw_t, Jul 26, 2008.

  1. mawmaw_t

    mawmaw_t Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi, My husband & I have decided to get back to having/raising chickens. We had chickens & ducks years ago, when our 2 girls were little. Now, with them grown, it'll give me a little something more to do, as we have 8 rabbits too & help with the food budget too. (a little... [​IMG] ) We also have 3 large dogs...as you can see in my sig., my oldest daughter (still at home, but has a full time job) takes care of them. They are to much for me. I have arthitis in my legs & any hard or fast movements are not something I can do & although they are all over 1 year old they still act like puppies. Not good when a grown Rottie is running at you & pounces. lol!!

    We have a total of 22 chickens, right now, planning on more later. We have White Leghorns & White Plymouth Rocks. One is a rooster...and so cute! I believe the roo is a leghorn. We were supposed to get 13 WPR's females, 1 WPR male, 10 WL females & 1 WL male...we are missing 3...they were never shipped. We got them through Tractor Supply, contacted them about the missing chicks, they said they would have the shipped to us, but nothing has been done...we recvd. the 22 chicks 6/5.

    They are doing great & so neat to interact with. Of course, our coop & run is not finished...but DH said he & his brother would get on it again when he got home later today...I said, okay!?!...I'm planning on building a bigger temporary run today. It will be made of the wire we have left from making rabbit cages. DH gathers them & put them up at night in a shed right now, I help by lifting & closing the lid on the tubs they are in over night. So they are secure in there over night & DH gets them out every morning before he goes to work.

    We live on 5 acres in the country so we have enough space for everybody & everything. I say everything because DH is a mechanic...so of course we have a small parts yard...you never know when you'll need a replacement part...or scrap metal. This for our own purposes not a business. He is re-building a Jeep for a friend of the family right now...from the ground up. Our friend is in the military so he helps when he's home, but he hired DH to re-build it for him.

    Anyway, that's us. I have been looking & reading for a couple days now on the board...so much helpful info & nice peep's here. [​IMG] Looking forward to more.

    Thanks!
     
  2. dixiechick

    dixiechick Chillin' With My Peeps

    welcome to BYC! I am like you...we have small children and chickens too... [​IMG]
     
  3. Just-Like-Hatching

    Just-Like-Hatching Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to the Forum. There are many great people on here.
     
  4. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC. [​IMG]
     
  5. spook

    spook Chillin' With My Peeps

    Welcome and you will not regret joining this site or owning chickens!
    Many of us here are afflicted with arthritis and other health issues, that is one of the neat things about this site, you will not be looked down upon for any weakness, you will be encouraged to keep moving the best you can.
    Super site for super people, glad you found BYC and a huge Welcome! [​IMG]
     
  6. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    [​IMG] Hi..and welcome. Im glad you found all of us "crazy chickeners" This really has been a great place of knowledge. There are a wide variety of very helpfull people on here....I like to think of BYC as a "chicktionary" of sorts. If you ever have a question...post, and sit back and be patient....eventually, someone will have the answer, or advice you are looking for.
     
  7. chickflick

    chickflick Overrun With Chickens

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  8. Scrambled Egg

    Scrambled Egg Flock Mistress

    Aug 29, 2007
    Fayetteville, NC
    Welcome fellow Southerner!! [​IMG]
     
  9. English Chick

    English Chick English Mum

    Jun 27, 2008
    Cheshire UK
    [​IMG] Hi and a very warm welcome from a BYC addict from over the pond. All I can say is ENJOY this most wonderful site, the members are supberb, knowledgeable, kind hearted, and always enter into the spirit of anything posted......10/10 for BYC addicts.
     
  10. hooligan

    hooligan Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 20, 2007
    Arkansas
    [​IMG] to the forum!!!
     

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