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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by siobhan47, Jul 30, 2014.

  1. siobhan47

    siobhan47 In the Brooder

    Jul 29, 2014
    New Zealand
    Hi everyone! I'm Siobhan from Christchurch, New Zealand.

    I fell into chicken keeping. I work at a preschool, and was on holiday in America when I learned that my colleagues had decided to get chickens. I came back to discover a chicken coop in the playground and then the next week one of families gave us two hens. When the older one (Mama) got broody we got her some fertilised eggs and then gave the other hen back to the family as she was becoming very aggressive towards Mama as well as the children. Out of six eggs only one hatched, and we called it Lil Peep. We have a small coop and the chickens have the run of the playground from 7.30am-5.30pm every week day (our opening hours), and I let them out over the weekend as well. I think Mama is an Orpington, not entirely sure. Peep is a Silver-spangled Hamburg.

    I have become the "chicken keeper" out of all the staff, I absolutely love them to bits and I'm so glad we have them. Unfortunately a couple of weeks ago we realised that Peep was a rooster (he started crowing) and I had to re-home him. I never knew how attached you could become to a bird! He was my little baby and I miss him very much. Hoping to get some female chicks soon. Have posted in the "Chicken Behaviours" forum hoping for some advice on my lonely hen.

    I am very new to all of this and have kind of been making it up as I go along. This site has been like my chicken handbook lol so thought I should finally make an account! Glad to have found a place where people love chickens as much as me :)

  2. petrel

    petrel Chats with Chickens

    Welcome to BYC. No shortage of chicken love here! Thanks for sharing your story, and thanks for joining us.
  3. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

    Jun 28, 2011
    Rep of Ireland
    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined us!
  4. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop
    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    What a cute story! Seems like all the cutie pies turn out to be roosters!

    Great to have you aboard and welcome to our flock. :)
  5. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging Premium Member

    Feb 18, 2011
    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
  6. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

    Apr 23, 2014
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.
  7. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Crowing

    Mar 26, 2011
    Upper Peninsula Michigan
    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan [​IMG]

  8. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Crowing

    May 14, 2014
    Welcome to BYC! Glad you decided to join our flock. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. What kind of chooks do you have?
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    welcome to the flock
  10. ronmauldin

    ronmauldin Songster

    Jan 25, 2014
    Rhode Island
    Welcome from the Ocean State!

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