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Hi Chicken Lovers - from waydown here in WRC territory - NZ

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Willowpark4, Oct 5, 2011.

  1. Willowpark4

    Willowpark4 Out Of The Brooder

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    HI Everyone

    Chris here. Have been wanting to build a Hen house for years and finally have done not one but 2. SOld the first as a prototype and then enjoyed trying a different desgn, this time with the "girls" ;D
    We are an Urban 'farmer' and in our city the bylaws say we can have upto 6 at the moment we only have 3 but my wify would like a few more. Our girls are Brown Shavers. They were set free from a battery Hen complex after a few years for them and were looking pretty lean and lost all feathers around the neck (as feeding in troughs through the cages).
    They are very quiet and friendly with all the visitors we have.
    I popped in here to check out the watering ideas as ... you know they walk in everything and adapted a 10ltr Paint bucket and found someone selling drinking nipples on "trademe" Auctions here. Very pleased with it and they are happy too.

    So from time to time will drop in and see what we can learn as well.

    Bye for now.

    Chris

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  2. maybejoey

    maybejoey got chickenidous?

    Hi, from all the way in Utah.[​IMG]
     
  3. SilkieBantams

    SilkieBantams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] from Texas
     
  4. Willowpark4

    Willowpark4 Out Of The Brooder

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    "Hay Ya all"

    With accent! [​IMG]

    I love silkys - the first time I saw them they reminded me of miniature cowboys or is that cowgirls? ;D

    Cheers
     
  5. kidcody

    kidcody Overrun With Chickens

    [​IMG] [​IMG] from Washington State glad you joined us [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  6. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Welcome to BYC.
     
  7. Sissy

    Sissy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] glad to have you here
     
  8. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, Chris and [​IMG]. Great to have you aboard! Hope you find BYC useful! Best of luck! [​IMG]
     
  9. greymane

    greymane Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] from the Finger Lakes of New York! So glad you joined us! I have some colleagues down there in NZ.

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  10. silkymom1986

    silkymom1986 The Silkie Villa

    Sep 28, 2011
    Byhalia, MS
    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from North MS! Good luck with your new hens! Look forward to seeing you around!
     

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