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Hi, Kelly here from South Carolina

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by kellybird02, Apr 10, 2012.

  1. kellybird02

    kellybird02 New Egg

    Jan 3, 2012
    South Carolina
    Hi Everyone,

    My family and I just got started raising chickens. Some neighbors of ours who have chickens gave us some of their eggs to eat, and that was it - I had to have some chickens! I started reading about them last Fall and the more I read the more hooked I became. I have been lurking around here for the past several months and I love it here - so much info and helpful people!!

    My husband built a 7x10 coop and we purchased two 1yo Ameraucana hens (the REAL Ameraucana to my understanding) and two 3yo Welsummer hens. They are now free-ranging during the day (we live in the country) and doing well. Our kids (6yo and 5yo) LOVE checking for eggs several times a day!

    We recently hatched some Delaware eggs in a hand-me-down LG incubator and the experience was awesome for all of us! I plan to keep two hens.

    We also purchased 6 Dominique chicks from somebody who I guess didn't know much about sexing them. I didn't either so I think we ended up with a handful of roosters. I had asked for 5 pullets and 1 rooster. He sexed them by the COLOR of the spot rather than the SHAPE of the spot. At the time I didn't know any better, but after getting home and researching how to sex them I realized it's not the color that matters but the shape/definition (ARGHH - next time I'll do more research ahead of time). Anyway, I hope a few are pullets but probably not.

    Ultimately, in the future, I would like to breed Welsummers. I think they are beautiful.

    Well, thanks for letting me ramble. We are having a BLAST and I am getting totally addicted (already talking to hubby about more coops!! LOL!
    Last edited: Apr 10, 2012
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