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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by johnsonfarm, Oct 17, 2012.

  1. johnsonfarm

    johnsonfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello! I have been wanting chickens forever and we recently moved to a place where I can finally keep them!!!! So, in a couple weeks I will be getting my first bantams.
    For now my father in law has made me a triangle chicken pen that I will be keeping 4 or 5 hens in, I've picked out a couple of this year's cochins and japanese. I'd like to raise them for eggs and simply because I enjoy them.
    I am so excited to learn from all the collective knowledge here! For having wanted chickens for so long I suddenly don't know where to start! I don't have alot of experience with them, besides having taken care of a friend's flock when she was away. I know that we will be wrapping the coop with clear plastic for the winter, and I need to figure out some kind of heated waterer (I've gotten some good ideas here already). I'll be saving the table scraps as well as getting a basic chicken feed (can use advice here). For now they'll stay in the pen but I'd like to let them free range sometimes, just not sure if it's going to be safe where we are. We have 2 acres that are bordered on 3 sides by busy roads and on one side is a swamp. I don't want them wandering onto the road. But I have plans to eventually convert a large rabbit hutch into a bigger coop and pen.
    Looking forward to meeting you all and leaning more!
     
  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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  3. Red Barn Farms

    Red Barn Farms ~Friendly Fowl~

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  4. aaabirdman

    aaabirdman Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  6. Big A Chickens

    Big A Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi and :welcome So glad you joined us!!!! :weee
     
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    dawg53 Humble

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  8. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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  10. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, johnsonfarm, and [​IMG]! Happy to have you in our community! First chickens is ALWAYS exciting - I wish you well! [​IMG]
     

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