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Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Ohiostatfan, May 16, 2008.

  1. Ohiostatfan

    Ohiostatfan Out Of The Brooder

    May 16, 2008
    Hi all!!

    New to this forum and excited to meet some more chickie lovers [​IMG]

    My name is Bridget, I grew up a TOTAL city kid, but wanting to do the "horse" thing, and then being in 4-H, it was inevitable that other 'farm critters' would eventually grab hold of me!

    When we bought this farm, I got some mixed-type banties at an auction and LOVED having them around. We free-ranged, which was ok, until we had a small fox problem :mad: Have since taken care of the area where the foxes nested, and was desperate for some more feathery friends.

    Since my hubby was not entirely sold on the whole deal, I let him research and pick out our next batch of critters, and so, we now have 25 baby Old English Games....and one Blue Andalusian since Murray offered us the "free rare chick" option (of COURSE we took it!!)

    I'm loving every minute of these little peepers, but at the same time, cant wait until they are big enough to venture out into the world. We have a nice "house" for them, and an area to fence off for them when they are ready.

    Looking forward to chatting with you all!!!

  2. Frizzledhen

    Frizzledhen Spear Gunnin' Coons

    Feb 17, 2007
    Hi Bridget and [​IMG]
    I just found a fox den with pups in my back pasture. How did you get rid of your foxes? I know it is only a matter of time before they find my chickens.
  3. ozark hen

    ozark hen Living My Dream

    Apr 4, 2007
    Mansfield, MO
    Welcome Bridget [​IMG]
  4. hoosier

    hoosier Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hi Bridget and welcome to BYC. You will love it here. It is full of friendly, knowledgeable people.
  5. Ohiostatfan

    Ohiostatfan Out Of The Brooder

    May 16, 2008
    Quote:Thanks for the welcome!
    We actually tore down the 'building' the foxes were living in.....lol got rid of that quick! But it was b/c we bought this farm for horses mainly, and had a lot of 'extraneous' structures creatures like the foxes (and racoons and possums...ugh) were hiding in. Gone now!!

    Lately our only "extra" critters are Pheasants, and I am rather fond of them!

  6. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

    Jun 10, 2007
    Douglasville GA
  7. Tutter

    Tutter Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 12, 2008
    N. California
    Welcome, Bridget! [​IMG]

    I know you are going to love your new birds! [​IMG]
  8. BearSwampChick

    BearSwampChick Chicken Sensei

    Jan 10, 2008
    Marysville, OH
    Hello, Bridget, and welcome from a fellow Ohioan! [​IMG] [​IMG]

  9. chick-e-chick

    chick-e-chick Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 21, 2008
    Hi Bridget,

    I'm new to chicken keeping and 'Back Yard Chickens' too and really enjoying the forum, it seems really friendly. Hope to chat soon,

  10. bangor777

    bangor777 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 4, 2008
    Welcome Bridget,
    I am shocked at how addictive this whole chicken thing is!!!! I started with six just a couple of weeks ago, and now I have 19 more babies (granted, 11 of them are packing peanut cockarel babies) I just love this! I too am looking forward to having big girl hens around, I love the babies but I'm so worried about them all the time.
    Welcome to BYC!

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