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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by greytmommy, Mar 26, 2011.

  1. greytmommy

    greytmommy Songster

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    SOOOO glad to be here!

    We moved to our new house in December, and we now have room for chickens! I am so excited. So after a lot of research, we just picked up our first chicks today!!!!!!!!!!! SQUEEEEE!!!!!!!

    We got 10 chicks. We are building them a coop in the backyard. there will be a run, as well as they will get to free range in the backyard most of the time. But I wanted to chicken run, in case we are not home. I didnt want them free ranging when we were not home.

    Ok, so this is what we got:

    2 Easter Eggers
    2 Cochins (one is a grey color, the other is spotted in black and gold)
    1 Plymoth Rock
    3 Silkies (2 white, 1 black)
    2 Mystery Bantams (they were supposed to be silkies...but they are NOT! lol. they are light grey, furry feet, and VERY cute!)

    My oldest daughter (7yo) has adopted one of the Easter Eggers and named her "Easter" and has decided that is HER chick. My youngest (3yo) has fallen in love w/ the grey Cochin, and named her "Chilli".

    The other Egger is named "Jade" (we hope it encourages her to lay pretty blue or green eggs. [​IMG] ). The spotted Cochin is "Buffy", one of the white Silkies is "Snow". The rest are unnamed so far.

    I cant WAIT to be able to post pictures for you guys!!! They are SO cute!!!!!!!!!

    My only question so far is: What is your favorite inexpensive bedding for brood boxes?
    We are using old fluffy towels right now, but wondering if I should be using something else....


    -Erin;)
     

  2. Cats Critters

    Cats Critters Completely Indecisive

    [​IMG] and I recommend pine shavings ( not ceder) for brooder bedding.
     
  3. 4-H chicken mom

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    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from Ohio. So glad you joined. Pine shavings for me as well. Congrats and good luck. [​IMG]
     
  4. greytmommy

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    Thanks!

    I think we have decided to name the black silkie "Zero" b/c she is the smallest of the bunch. And one of the mystery chicks is "Blue" b/c she is a greyish blue color.

    I will get some pine shaving tomorrow! Thanks for the tip!
     
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