Hi from Washington State

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Anansi, Mar 12, 2017.

  1. Anansi

    Anansi True BYC Addict

    Mar 10, 2017
    Greater Seattle
    Last October I was in my garage getting my van ready for a road trip. My youngest was cleaning the front windshield and wanted to know how to turn the turn signal on. In my head in I was wondering why she wanted to know, and why she was making soft prepping noises. I turned to ask her and found myself looking at a young hen. That was it, we now have a bantam hen living in a pen in our living room. A few weeks ago, Gurtrude was looking in a mirror and making sad chicken noises at her reflection. She would fall asleep, then wake up to make some the other chicken was still there. There is now a bantam cochin nugget named Lizbeth splitting her time between the living room and my daughter's room. When she's big enough, she will move in with Gurtrude. Door now, Lizbeth's daytime cage is near Gurtrude's pen so they can be used to each other and intros will hopefully go smoother. And that's how we ended up with 2 house chickens.
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  2. TattooedChicks

    TattooedChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 21, 2017
    Kansas City
    Congrats on your new family members! That's a cute story. :)
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  3. Anansi

    Anansi True BYC Addict

    Mar 10, 2017
    Greater Seattle
    She's very docile, and people oriented. She lets me trim her nails worth a rotary file, and file her beak. A few weeks ago she fell of her perch and cut her head. We were able to clean it easily, and she wore a steri-strip Jay for a week. Her favorite thing is getting crickets when she has out time in the kitchen. She has a harness and leash to go outside, likes car rides, and wears a diaper for out time in the house so she has more places she can go. She gets lots of attention when we take her out, so she's kind of a celebrity.
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  4. RodNTN

    RodNTN Following Jesus

    May 22, 2013
    Serving Jesus
    My Coop
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  5. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
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  6. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under Anansi [​IMG] Welcome!

    What a lovely introduction to chickens, thank you for sharing. Gurtrude sounds adorable and also like she is having a wonderful time! She knew what she was doing when she picked such a loving family to live with.

    I have a couple of bantam Cochins and they are just the sweetest little girls.

    There is an active thread with people who keep house chickens: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/299187/people-with-house-chickens

    You might want to also pop in and say hello on your local thread: https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/26/where-am-i-where-are-you ‘Find your State’s thread.

    I hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun.

    If you would like to share pictures and stories of your flock, you have come to the right place. BYC’ers never tire of these and do not back away slowly or commence eye rolling when the photo album or home videos come out [​IMG]
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  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    I think you would love to check out the stories on "people with house chickens," and post your own. In case you get ducks, there is also a thread
    "show us your house ducks. [​IMG]
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  8. N F C

    N F C home again! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

    Wonderful intro! I hope Gurtrude and her new friend Lizbeth enjoy each other's company.
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  9. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

    Apr 24, 2016
    Hello, and welcome to the forum! I am fixing to celebrate my first year on here, and I have loved it so much, I hope you will too! There is tons of great info and friendly folks, so pull up a chair and make yourself at home! :frow

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  10. LauraBrown

    LauraBrown Overrun With Chickens

    Welcome to BYC! Glad you joined us! :)
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