Hi from Indiana!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Posey54, Aug 31, 2011.

  1. Posey54

    Posey54 Hatching

    Aug 31, 2011
    I went online to look up the answer to a chicken question and somehow ended up joining BYC! I'm new to chickens, so I'll probably be on here every chance I get. I promised my son he could have chickens when we moved to the country 3 yrs ago. When his dad passed away last fall, I thought it would help him so we got some chickens this spring. I had read a lot about keeping chickens and ducks, but obviously not enough!

    We started with (2) day old chicks, Gold Comets, I believe and (2) pullets, no name. A couple of weeks later, we got 2 Buff Ducklings. Everything was going pretty well till one of the pullets turned out to be a rooster. Then the "generic" pullets started to grow and eat everything in sight. We couldn't keep them in food. Turns out they were some kind of Cornish Cross meat birds and died around 10 wks. Not sure if they overheated or what, but the other chickens did just fine. No more "generic" chickens from the feed store!!!

    We lost one of the ducks to a dog around a month ago, so we started looking around locally to replace him. The female duck was so lonely it broke my heart. .....and that's when it hit! Somehow, I lost my mind and started buying more chickens and ducks. Help! My neighbor told me to try Craigslist if I was looking for more chickens. Oh my! I bought 2 Frizzle pullets (one drowned in the duck pool) from a local breeder and will probably go back for a Silkie. They're so cute! I also bought a mated pair of Crested Rouen ducks and my newest addition is a Magpie drake we haven't named yet. All total, I now have 2 Gold Comet hens, 1 Buff Frizzle pullet (may be a rooster after all) a Buff Duck hen, a Magpie drake and the pair of Crested Rouen ducks. We still plan on getting a couple of Cayuga ducks and I'd love to have more chickens, but that may wait till next year.

    I'm a dog groomer by trade, widowed mother of 3, and have a 10 yr old living at home with me. We live with 3 mini Schnauzers that think chickens are fun to play with and 4 cats that think I have completely lost my mind. I hope to have Alpacas and goats some day. We have almost 4 acres that I'm fencing in a little at a time. I love to garden and hope to someday spend more time in my garden than I do working. [​IMG]
  2. calicokat

    calicokat Songster

    Apr 2, 2009
    azalia, indiana
    Welcome from a fellow Hoosier!

    Yep, you're gonna love it here. Heck, you already understand chicken math: Lose one, replace with three, got a rooster, add four more hens to even it out, etc. LOL [​IMG]
  3. hcppam

    hcppam Songster

    [​IMG] Hello, from the Big Bear mountains of Ca. Glad you found us. [​IMG] [​IMG]
  4. wava1vaughn

    wava1vaughn Songster

    Jun 24, 2011
    Cairo Ga.
    Hi from Ga.


  5. pengimama

    pengimama In the Brooder

    Apr 19, 2011
    Irwin, OH
    [​IMG] from Central Ohio. I am sure you will find chicken information overload here on BYC [​IMG] and the people are wonderful!
  6. Julieg

    Julieg Hatching

    Jul 26, 2011
    Welcome [​IMG]
  7. ParadiseFoundFarm

    ParadiseFoundFarm Goddess of Good Things

    Jul 6, 2010
    Joliet, IL
    Wow! The addiction caught you fast. Thank goodness they don't talk about us chicken ladies they way they talk about cat ladies. [​IMG]

    [​IMG] From Joliet Illinois
  8. greymane

    greymane Songster

    Jun 2, 2011
    Snyder County, PA
    [​IMG] from the Finger Lakes of New York! Funny how those chicken questions always seem to lead here. Lots of great info and great people. Welcome!
  9. TheBrumstead

    TheBrumstead Songster

    May 9, 2011
    Hobart, IN
    Welcome from another fellow Hoosier!
  10. [​IMG] [​IMG] from WA. glad you joined us [​IMG] [​IMG]

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