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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by #1California Chick, Dec 11, 2008.

  1. #1California Chick

    #1California Chick Songster

    Dec 5, 2008
    SF Bay Area
    I live on the San Francisco (California) Peninsula and have been fantasizing about getting chickens for several months. [​IMG]

    At first my DH told me that I was completely crazy!! We now are (sort of) having conversations about where a coop/run might go, construction options, etc. [​IMG]

    I would like to get 4 to 6 chicks (no Roos!!)-just a small flock!! My youngst daughter just moved out -- I guess I need something to take up all of my time!! [​IMG]

    I have already learned A LOT by hanging out on this site. Everyone here is a WONDERFUL RESOURCE for newbies!!

    It is like having a close friend or a next door neighbor to tell you what to do!! Totally Cool!!


  2. Dawn419

    Dawn419 Lost in the Woods

    Apr 16, 2007
    Evening Shade, AR
    Hello and Welcome from Tennessee!!! [​IMG]

  3. rebecca10782

    rebecca10782 Songster

    Apr 24, 2008
    Hey, your right next to me! [​IMG] Welcome [​IMG] You should prepare to end up with a rooster though, find someone who can take him now because it is not easy. You will fall in love with the little buggers so quickly. One other peice of advice, handle them ALL of the time, because they will untame very quickly and that is no fun at all. We have 6 big girls that suddenly stopped letting us even touch them because we didn't handle them daily and now scream bloody murder when they are picked up. But they run to us when we come out and they beg for treats. They aren't scared of us, just don't want to be handled. We have 10 more babies now and I handle them all day every day for the first 4 weeks of their life and they followed me around just like a mama hen [​IMG] They even jump all over me when I come to say hello. Good luck!
  4. allaboutdemchicks

    allaboutdemchicks Chapel Farms

    Sep 13, 2008
    Jemison, AL
    [​IMG] Oh, sweetie, we know how it is, you start out doing your homework...got to find the perfect breed, then there is the design of the perfect little coop and you think you will be happy with with only 4-6 hens. You will spend countless hours watching those hens. Lawn chairs by the coop are in all our pictures. It starts that way. And you know, it might stop there.....but more than likely..well, I'm not going to spoil how the twist of the story will likely end. Just remember that we are here for you and we LOVE pics and we will be waiting on the pic of the roo, the incubator, the ADDITION to the coop and ohhh when you hatch out your own babies.....yeah, 4-6 hens (hehe) right. WELCOME!!! [​IMG]
  5. RockyToggRanch

    RockyToggRanch Songster

    May 22, 2008
    Upstate NY
    Make your coop expandable [​IMG]

    I understand the empty nest syndrome. My youngest is away at college and all of a sudden I have a farm in my back yard!
  6. rebecca10782

    rebecca10782 Songster

    Apr 24, 2008
    [​IMG] Exactly, we are allowed 6 and now have sixteen.
  7. CATRAY44

    CATRAY44 Lard Cookin Chicken Woman

    [​IMG] from Michigan!

  8. DTchickens

    DTchickens Crowing

    Mar 23, 2008
    Bailey, Mississippi.
  9. vfem

    vfem Yoga...The Chicken Pose

    Aug 4, 2008
    Fuquay Varina, NC
    Welcome to the addiction.... now the question is... what kind of chickens will such you in first?! [​IMG]

    I am overrun with silkies... its all I wanted and I haven't changed my mind. I would be proud to have a yard full of the little fluffy butts. [​IMG]

  10. poupoule

    poupoule Songster

    Dec 9, 2008
    Welcom Cindy, from Australia

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