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Hi All, excited newbie here!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by erinangele, Jul 2, 2011.

  1. erinangele

    erinangele Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi Everyone! We are a typical suburban family of 5, myself, husband, 3 year old son, 8 year old chihuahua, and 17 year old lab mix.

    Last month, late at night, after watching a documentary on how our food is raised/grown, my husband said, "Let's get our own chickens." I'm not really sure what came over me, as i am normally hesitant about adding pet's to our household, but i agreed without giving it a second thought. That very night i started researching, and within a week we had ordered 4 chicks from MPC, 1 RIR, 1 Delaware, 1 Speckled Susex, and 1 Easter Egger (they will arrive around July 11th). I can't remember the last time i was so excited about something [​IMG]

    I have spent hours researching everything and anything chicken related. My husband is building the coop with a run, and we will let them free range during the day. Most of our garden is already mature, but i do have some areas near their coop where i will be planting some chicken friendly plants. I ordered, "The Chicken Health Handbook" (although i pray i wont have to use it!), and my friend is lending me her brooder. Now all we need are the fuzzybutts!

    I do have a question about some of the plants already in my yard, so i'm off to find where to post that question! Looking forward to pecking your brains [​IMG]
     
  2. Wisher1000

    Wisher1000 Bama Biddy

    Hello, and [​IMG]

    You have found the best source of help, information and fellowship on the web. This is the best source for all things chicken! Anything you need to know...just ask! Oh and by the way, don't peck my brain, please! [​IMG]
     
  3. Kitt

    Kitt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello and [​IMG].

    Fair warning...chicks will sleep and look dead...they dust bathe and look like they are having a seizure. They have scared the life out of my daughter many times that way.

    Have fun and enjoy.
     
  4. wolftracks

    wolftracks Spam Hunter

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    Brain? What brain? It's already been pecked.

    Make sure your husband makes that coop and run extra big. You know, for the other's you'll end up with.
     
  5. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Welcome to BYC. I wouldnt worry about the plants in the yard, they usually instinctively know what's good to eat and what's not good to eat.
     
  6. Belllane

    Belllane New Egg

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    Hi everyone I am also new here, I live in the Hudson Valley area of NY on 2 acres with my 11 yr old pug, Kittyboy the cat, 3 golden comets, 3 barred rock and 2 arucanas. I have a very patient hubby and 2 teenage boys who put up with my craziness lol. I do have a question, my girls are about 5 1/2 weeks old, is it ok for them to eat lavender that is growing in my garden? thank you all![​IMG]
     
  7. ghillie

    ghillie Hen Pecked

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  8. MSDeb

    MSDeb Chillin' With My Peeps

    Welcome to BYC, glad you decided to join.
     
  9. lroth217

    lroth217 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi erinangele!

    I am also an excited Newbie and am expecting my MPC order the week of 7/18. There is tons to learn here so do searches on anything you have questions on and you'll find it!
     
  10. erinangele

    erinangele Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the warm welcome! I will definitely be scouring this site for information!

    Quote:Thanks for the heads up! This will save me from coming on here and posting about my chicks having a seizure [​IMG]
     

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