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Discussion in 'Where am I? Where are you!' started by apbgv, Jan 21, 2007.

  1. apbgv

    apbgv Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Iowa is checking in. I am in Charles City, small town in NE IA I have banties 1 cochin, 4 silkies,1 token standard "Bertha" and I am awaiting eggs to hatch hopefully by Friday yippeee. Not sure what I will be doing with all the chickies if they all hatch:D
     
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  2. momof3

    momof3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi I finally came over from ezboard. I like this much better. I'm west of Davenport. We live in a subdivision in the country. We have 60 some chickens, two goats, rabbits, guinea pigs, cats, a chinchilla, quail, dove and dogs. Yes it is a regular petting zoo. We are hoping to sell our house and move to my dream house. On ezboard my name was luvofcats but now I'm momof3. Hopefully more Iowa people will come over.[​IMG]

    Chanin
     
  3. Halloweena

    Halloweena New Egg

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    I'm finally here!!!!!

    I'm Ro, from the Cedar Falls/Waterloo area.

    I also live in town and have 12 chickens and my incubators runing at all times. I was part of the Cedar Falls chicken controversy that supposedly landed us a mention on NPR last fall.

    Amy-if you ever have extra chicks, you can offer them on freecycle and you can bet that someone will take them. [​IMG]

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  4. momof3

    momof3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So did everyone survive the storm? Amy you will be so luck if freecycle lets you put animals on. The one around me doesn't let you. [​IMG] But I take my extras to a swap meet. Only once did I come home with what I took and that was the bantam roosters. We didn't have power for 49 hours. Thankfully we have a fireplace to keep warm. Our neighbor had a generator hooked up to his well so we could get water for our animals. It is amazing what this storm did. A transformer broke off the top of the power pole and was in the ditch. The way some things look you would of thought a tornado went through. Halloweena you got to keep your chickens didn't you? Or has the matter quieted down? Hope everyone is staying warm and has power.[​IMG]

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  5. apbgv

    apbgv Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I survived the storm, I was in chicago thurs pm to sunday night. I just got to see the all the cars and semis left in the ditches on the drive home. When I returned home it looked like another tornado had gone through charles city. I have tons of branches off all 3 of my trees thank god none of them hit the coop so the girls weathered the storm well obviously there was almost a dozen eggs in the coop on my return good girls. the babies are getting big but i am not sure about the roo ratio yet. I will probably only keep about 3 of them as I want to hatch a few d uccles this year. then i will have to be happy with what I have. Oh to win the lottery and build my dream house ohhhhhhhh
    well hunker down for the next storm system coming through!!!!!
     
  6. jubylives

    jubylives Chillin' With My Peeps

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    AH HA!! some Iowans! I'm in Boone. Central Iowa. Just got me some chickens after heaing the city will allow them but I have to obey all local cat and dog leash laws. Not sure if I should laugh or what at what they said. So I waited till I off the phone to laugh so they wouldn't change their minds.
     
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  7. momof3

    momof3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Ok I'm just picturing you walking down the streets of Boone with your chickens on leashes. Oops. Maybe I shouldn't laugh. Someone might actually being doing that. My husbands uncle lives near Boone. We have an offer on our house. Now if only the house were trying to buy would get all the paperwork done.[​IMG]
     
  8. Olive

    Olive Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi fellow Iowans!! I live right outside of Cedar Rapids, North of Fairfax. I don't have any chickens yet, I just got my incubator the other day. I plan on buying some eggs from Ebay. This will be my first time hatching and having chickens. I'm so excited. I've been doing a lot of reading. I've learned a lot from this backyard forum, it's great.[​IMG][​IMG]
     
  9. apbgv

    apbgv Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Glad too see more Iowans on board. If anyone is interested in a few naked neck silkies-these are banties. let me know I have 4 that can go to new homes.[​IMG] I am running out of chickens space.Hate living in town Remember the waverly swap is coming up in couple weeks anyone going?
     
  10. xrayman

    xrayman Out Of The Brooder

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    Hey All, I'm from just north or marshalltown. We got slammed with that darn ice storm, no power for 11 days. lost 6 hens during it. Might hit the Waverly swap!!
     

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