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Howdy from Dripping Springs, TX

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by GayleInTexas, Jul 18, 2011.

  1. GayleInTexas

    GayleInTexas New Egg

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    Hi All,

    I've been reading various topics here since we seriously started planning to get chickens back in March, and figured now that I have my fluffballs with feet, it was time to introduce myself.

    I've wanted chickens since moving to Dripping Springs, but getting hubby to build me a coop just never happened. In March, we had to build an outdoor release cage for an orphaned baby squirrel we had rescued last October, and the materials involved in making a safe cage (even something 'temporary') was a decent investment in time and $$, so we decided to find a chicken coop that would work for the squirrel for an unknown amount of time, then when she was done with it, we'd get chickens.

    Our 6 Easter Eggers hatched July 4th and arrived safe on July 7th. One never ate and even trying to feed her with an eye dropper, she wasn't interested, so did not make it :-( The other 5 are doing fantastic and growing like weeds! We were prepared for the fast growth as a few years back, we hatched 2 duck eggs that had been orphaned and successfully raised them to be released in a nearby pond with other ducks.

    I've already found great information here and look forward to even more learning.

    Gayle
     
  2. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Welcome to BYC.
     
  3. Luckytaz

    Luckytaz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome, from Minnesota.
     
  4. Cadjien_De_Louisiane

    Cadjien_De_Louisiane SWLA Gamefowl Breeder

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  5. hennyannie

    hennyannie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Howdy Gayle and [​IMG] !!!!!!!
     
  6. hcppam

    hcppam Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG] Hello, from the Big Bear mountains of Ca. Glad you found us. [​IMG]
     
  7. Whoopinholler

    Whoopinholler Out Of The Brooder

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    When I saw the name "Dripping Springs", I had to give you a warm welcome! What a great name. Tons of info on here, will take some time to sift through.
     
  8. texasgal

    texasgal Brood with an Attitude

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    A big Texas-sized [​IMG]

    [​IMG] Be sure to visit our Texas Thread (see my signature..)

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  9. mamawolf544

    mamawolf544 Unbreakable Heart

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    [​IMG] from Central Tecas. [​IMG]
     
  10. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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