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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Soapologist, Dec 11, 2010.

  1. Soapologist

    Soapologist Hatching

    Dec 11, 2010
    North Queensland
    My name is Becky, and I'm quickly falling in love with having chickens!

    Hubs & I bought ourselves 50 acres a few months back. Our dream is to become as self-sufficient as possible - raise our own meat & eggs, grow our own veggies, and anything else we can. We have a bit of work to do before we can have cattle, or any other large livestock, but we do have CHICKENS [​IMG]
    We have just this weekend added to our little flock. We now have one Australorp rooster & 6 Australorp hens. 2 are laying, the others are nearly point of lay. We also have some mystery chickens, that I'm hoping some of you will be able to identify for us when I post some photos in the right place.

    2 of the mystery chickens - the Nuggets - we bought at a pet expo. There was this big enclosure of tiny fluffy chicks, and all these kids in the way of me having a cuddle, so I bought some, LOL! They were the prettiest tiny grey chicks, and have grown up to lovely grey chickens. They are about 3 months old now.

    The third mystery chicken belongs to a friend of mine. She had 2 chickens and got a new dog, and now has one chicken living at our house. She is a lovely girl, the only one that will come and eat her treat of sunflower seeds straight from my hand.

    I think I now understand the concept of 'chicken math', as my original plan was to have 6 chickens and no rooster! I figured that would be enough to supply us with eggs and to give us enough to give away occasionally.

    I also have 4 cats and one little henpecked (literally) dog. I found this forum thru google and figured I'd better join, because I can absolutely see more chickens in my future [​IMG]

    I'm looking forward to meeting you all!

  2. crystal8es

    crystal8es Hatching

    Dec 8, 2010
    I am a newbie here and just wanna say Hi to everyone. I am Crystal from Louisiana, US.

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  3. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop

    Soon you'll own incubators and will be hatching your own chickens.

    ... you'll learn how to build brooders and how to add on to chicken coops... ah the possibilities are endless.

    So glad you found us...[​IMG]
  4. annie3001

    annie3001 My Girls

    Jun 11, 2009
    welcome to from connecticut!!!! Glad you've joined us!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Last edited: Dec 11, 2010
  5. ghillie

    ghillie Hen Pecked

    Nov 13, 2008
    Colorado Springs, Co
  6. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

    Mar 16, 2009
    onchiota NY
    [​IMG] [​IMG] folks!!!!
  7. True Grit

    True Grit Songster

    [​IMG] from Minnesota. I'll be interested to see pics of your mystery chickens.[​IMG]

  8. English Chick

    English Chick English Mum

    Jun 27, 2008
    Cheshire UK
    [​IMG] Hi and a warm welcome to you from over the Pond...
  9. TigerLilly

    TigerLilly I failed Chicken Math

    Jul 18, 2010
    Central Florida
  10. Desert Rooster

    Desert Rooster El Gallo Del Desierto

    Sep 4, 2010
    Hesperia, Ca
    hello from Hesperia ,CA [​IMG] [​IMG]

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