Hello...New here & new to chickens

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Tiffanys' Mama, Sep 18, 2011.

  1. Tiffanys' Mama

    Tiffanys' Mama Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi. I have been reading all the great info. on here for quite a while and decided to join last night.
    My husband Mike (56 next month) and I (44) have been married 3 years and talked about being self sufficient as possible and maybe getting chickens.
    We made a 6 x 6 x 8 dog kennel that was not used into a chicken coop and began looking at the breeds available.
    We bought 3 hens and 1 pullet on 9-12-11 ( 2 Ameraucanas, 1 Red sex link, 1 Black sex link). We were given a Barred Rock Rooster 9-14-11
    and bought 2 Blue Ameraucanas and 1 Copper Marans/Speckled Sussex cross on 9-16-11. Looking back I would have given our first girls a
    chance to get used to their new home but everyone seems to be adjusting well.
    We put pine shavings inside the coop (deep litter method) and have diatomaceous earth but did not use it yet.
    So far we have gotten 4 eggs ( I'm hoping for more today). It was exciting to find them. My husband built the nest boxes himself.
    We both have been enjoying watching them and their behaviours. Our grandparents had chickens but we were both too young to remember much about it.
    We also do organic gardening and want to start a compost pile. Also, we would like to raise Heritage breed chickens and maybe get a few Turkeys next
    year.
    Well, thanks for reading my introduction.

    Gail
     
  2. greymane

    greymane Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] from the Finger Lakes of New York! So glad to have you here. Best of luck with your chickens!
     
  3. Evelle

    Evelle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2011
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    why hello!!
    GOOD luck i love my chickens and if your any thing like us youll get addicted. tring to hatch and raise more make improvements all around lol!!
    you will love it!!
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  4. oneofseven

    oneofseven Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds like you are off to a good start. Welcome from Georgia.
     
  5. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Welcome to BYC.
     
  6. kidcody

    kidcody Overrun With Chickens

    [​IMG] [​IMG] from WA. glad you joined us [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  7. Tiffanys' Mama

    Tiffanys' Mama Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Thanks. I think we already are addicted. I'm already dreaming about hatching our own.
     
  8. Evelle

    Evelle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2011
    North Idaho
    Tiffanys' Mama :

    Quote:Thanks. I think we already are addicted. I'm already dreaming about hatching our own.

    ohhhhh UHOH shes got the fever [​IMG] [​IMG]
    last year i started with 20 barred rocks and 5 other mixed breeds this year i have
    45 chickens 5 ducks
    <---- those are them
    and 7 turkeys.. i cant wait to hatch some ducks. they just started to lay about 3 weeks ago haha. and im dreaming of some beautiful turkeys (royal palms, Burban reds, and some blue slates to start) and im going to try to hatch all my chickens for next year. so i dont have to buy any.
    im glad to hear your injoing them already.​
     
  9. chi-rn

    chi-rn Chillin' With My Peeps

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  10. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    My Coop
    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
     

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