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Hi from Maine

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by jamz, May 4, 2009.

  1. jamz

    jamz Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi all,

    Like so many others, decided to keep chickens for eggs and food chain education for my kids. (I had my concerns about chickens surviving Maine winters, especially where we live, on a hill, subject to extremely high winds).

    We ordered 5 chicks from mypetchicken.com, and they arrived last week- cutest little buggers I ever did see. They shipped 6, so we gave 3 away to a friend who also wanted some, and kept 3. I told my kids that they were not "pets" but rather "outside animals" and they were NOT to be named.



    So here we are, a week later, with Speckle, Red and Dot. They go outside every so often during warm, calm periods in a small pen I built, but otherwise hang in the brooder, acting all cute. Going to build a triangular chicken tractor in a couple of weeks, because it is more secure in the wind. Looking forward to learning more!
     
  2. gamebirdsonly

    gamebirdsonly Overrun With Chickens

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  3. gpamela3499

    gpamela3499 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Near San Fran Ca
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    From California
     
  4. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

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    Maine
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  5. Lunachick

    Lunachick Chicken Slave

    Mar 19, 2007
    Brick, NJ
    [​IMG] from New Jersey! I ordered the 5 mystery chick package from MPC. Aren't they cute???? I've finally figured out what they are, from help on here! Make a big tractor, you'll want more!
     
  6. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

    Nov 23, 2008
    Madisonville, TN
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  7. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

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  8. NewHopePoultry

    NewHopePoultry Overrun With Chickens

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  9. joedie

    joedie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 17, 2009
    SW Indiana
    [​IMG] from Indiana! I only wanted enough for eggs for my family and a few friends. Started out with 12, two weeks later got 11 more and 4 more coming on Friday. They are addictive!
     
  10. Skitz

    Skitz Skitz15k

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