Hi all!!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Helen29, Jun 2, 2011.

  1. Helen29

    Helen29 In the Brooder

    May 30, 2011
    Just wanted to say hello and introduce myself as a new member.

    I accidentally became the proud owner of two 16 week old RIR's that were hatched at my childrens school. The children came home 15 weeks ago saying that the school were looking for people to look after the chicks, which I presumed was just for the upcoming holidays. So I agreed and then was told the chicks were for life!! So I rushed out bought a coop and all the bits, since then I have done nothing but research, mites, worms, feeds, feathers, noises, lumps and bumps plus countless more chicken topics. These are the fist chickens I have ever owned I love them to bits and am completely hooked.

    Since then we have extended the coop (even though it said it should have housed six chicks I wanted them to have more room, like a 2 man tent it was no way big enough!!) and have added 4 more birds, 2 polish, 1 blue maran and a light sussex.

    What a fantastic site, I love that this site is so easily accessible, for help and advice, hopefully I too will become a chicken guru one day!
  2. animalloverabh

    animalloverabh Allons-y, Alonso

    [​IMG] You will love it here! Everyone is so friendly and welcoming, congratuliations on getting your first chooks! [​IMG]
  3. ghillie

    ghillie Hen Pecked

    Nov 13, 2008
    Colorado Springs, Co
  4. Jschaaff

    Jschaaff Songster

    Apr 25, 2011
    New Hampshire
    Welcome from NH!! [​IMG]

  5. bishopschickens

    bishopschickens Songster

    May 23, 2008
    Cumberland, VA
    Welcome to the site!

  6. sheila3935

    sheila3935 Songster

    Jul 10, 2010
    Stonington, illinois
    [​IMG] This is a great site for learning. With chickens I have found the more you learn the more you enjoy your chickens. Chickens are addictive as you are finding out. [​IMG] Glad you joined.
  7. thechickenchick

    thechickenchick Born city, Living country

    Mar 8, 2008
    Eaton, Colorado
    That is a cute story about how you ended up with them! Its even better that you have decided to expand!! They really are wonderful to have around. My DH told me no for 2 years, then he said I could have 10, well it has been 3 years now and i have 2 coops. About 40 chickens, 2 Guineas and a duck!! I am so happy you joined us! [​IMG]
  8. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

    Feb 24, 2009
    Strasburg Ohio
    Hello Helen and welcome! Lucky you, and just think you would never know the pleasure of keeping chickens unless your child's classroom hadn't hatched those two RIR.......

    Sounds like you're really enjoying it!

  9. For The Love of Peeps

    For The Love of Peeps Songster

    May 28, 2011
    Welcome! I'm Pretty New Here Too! This is An Awesome Site & Yes.....Chickens Can Be Addicting! [​IMG]
  10. Chickencoop1996

    Chickencoop1996 Songster

    Apr 28, 2011
    southern nh

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