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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by KatyinMS, Aug 9, 2011.

  1. KatyinMS

    KatyinMS New Egg

    Jan 30, 2009
    Well I'm 32 live in west Mississippi and am a homesteader.

    Reintroduction. Well I've been a member here for a LONG time. Several years, eight or ten I think, ago before I even got my first box of chicks in the mail I came here for advice and guidance. And boy did I get it. [​IMG] My inital addiction become more of a hobby, and then just another animal that we keep. My flock had gotten down to four faithful old hens. Now don't get me wrong I love my old girls. They are an ancient dominique, she's seven years old, two buff orps and a commercial leghorn these are no less than four and five yeas old. They all STILL lay every day. I try to use a practical approach to chicken keeping. I take care of them yes, but don't baby them. I like something that is tough and doesn't need much help.

    BUT but, You know that chicken fever, I don't think it's ever really cured. The urge to get some tiny frilly showy bantams was strong. So I read a bit and decided on something a little more fancy. This year when I ordered an egg layer assortment package and 20 black langshans. I'm not trying to brag but think they're a handsome and healty lot.(really hope I don't jinx myself) I've enjoyed watching how the different breeds mature. The hamburg v. langshan is quite the contrast. My poor husband amid this heat and drought, has constructed a very large coop I like to call Fort Chicken, predators are quite the plague out here in the woods. The old hens are loving their new place and I'm letting them range a bit more. The babies are big enough to move. But think I'll avoid too much stress and wait until the weather is a little better.
    Last edited: Aug 9, 2011

    CMTSMWC Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 9, 2011
    Welcome from Indiana!! [​IMG]
  3. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    [​IMG] from Kansas, KatyinMS! Or is it welcome back? I agree with you - this would be a hard habit to break!! [​IMG] Love the name of the coop - Fort Chicken! [​IMG] I might have to use that name! Glad to have you on the forum again! [​IMG]
  4. chickens are great 12

    chickens are great 12 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 5, 2011
    welcome to [​IMG] BYC [​IMG]
  5. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 3, 2007
    Oberlin, OH
    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from Ohio. So glad you joined. Congrats on getting back into chickens again. [​IMG]
  6. La Mike

    La Mike (Always Slightly Off)

    Nov 20, 2009
  7. texasgal

    texasgal Brood with an Attitude

    Apr 18, 2009
    A big Texas-sized [​IMG]


  8. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

    Jun 4, 2010
    My Coop
    [​IMG] & [​IMG] back from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
  9. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 28, 2011
    [​IMG] Hello and welcome to BYC! It's nice to meet you.
  10. Desert Rooster

    Desert Rooster El Gallo Del Desierto

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

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