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Hi from Indiana

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by homesteadmomma, Mar 26, 2011.

  1. homesteadmomma

    homesteadmomma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Today our family has chickens for the second time and chicks for the first. We raised quite a variety of mutts for eggs for quite a few years, but most had passed and a few others were dinner after their retirement. Today at Rural King the kids fell in love with a little banty. The husband did the huff and eyeroll, and helped pick up a couple of them and another 6 from the $.50 brooder. Not sure on either breed, and when I get a few more posts, I will most likely post a picture of the clan. Since we had not planned on having chicks, we threw together a brooder out of an old plastic tub and a heat lamp with some poplar wood shavings from the pantry shelf boards we planed this week, and picked up a feeder and water dish at the store. I'm not sure of the age of any of them. I can assume the banty is 4-5 days and the other chicks are 3-4 weeks. However, since I have never raised chicks before, I have no clue, and am just purely guessing based on other pictures. I could be horribly off. I feel pretty confident that I can plan on most being roos, although one of the older chicks does have a very hen-ish shaped head. I'm sure there are many of you that could tell by a picture very easily.

    So now I have chicken fever and have started looking into starting a new clan. I have a nice coop that easily held 25-30 hens when we had them, and I'm thinking of maybe trying to get around 20 hens this time around, and if project chicks works out, I will probably even let a few eggs hatch from time to time. Funny how much I missed having chickens around and a rooster crowing in the morning.
     
  2. dkvart1

    dkvart1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 5, 2010
    Greetings and [​IMG]
     
  3. Attack Chicken

    Attack Chicken [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Hu

    Sep 25, 2008
    Indianapolis, IN
    [​IMG] fellow Hoosier! [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Are your kids in 4-H? If not I bet they would love it. I'm the poultry person for Franklin Township 4-H and I could try to answer any and all questions if you have any. Just send me a pm [​IMG]

    AC
     
  4. Barred Babies

    Barred Babies Red Roof Farms

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Louisiana! Welcome back to the crazy chicken world!! [​IMG]
     
  5. Desert Rooster

    Desert Rooster El Gallo Del Desierto

    Sep 4, 2010
    Hesperia, Ca
    Hello [​IMG] from Hesperia, Ca and [​IMG]
     
  6. Ms.FuzzyButts

    Ms.FuzzyButts Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 5, 2009
    North Alabama
    [​IMG] and [​IMG] Glad you joined us!
     
  7. backyardmenagerie

    backyardmenagerie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] from Kansas!
    I agree Attack Chicken, 4H rocks! I spent 12 years in 4H, and loved every minute of it. It's a great learning experience!
     
  8. jojo54

    jojo54 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 24, 2009
    BC Canada
    [​IMG] Welcome from BC, Canada. [​IMG]
     
  9. Chicken.Lytle

    Chicken.Lytle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Welcome to BYC! I started with chickens over the summer and the people of BYC have been great. Please visit my BYC Page for my blog links that you may find informative or amusing.
     
  10. NewHopePoultry

    NewHopePoultry Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] from Missouri [​IMG]
     

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