I'm a newb here

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by firebugfab, May 3, 2008.

  1. firebugfab

    firebugfab Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello! I'm an complete newb to chickens. My 8 year old daughter and my 3 year old son convinced me we needed chickens just before Easter. We went to TSC to just look at them and came home with 2 RIR's. I've had geese before but never chickens. I never dreamed I would have chickens. I thought I had lost my mind when I went home with them but they are great!

    several days old:
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    The ugly stage:
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    I went Turkey hunting and my daugther thought it would be neat to cover them in Turkey feathers:
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    This was at about 5 weeks old:
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    They are now about 7 weeks old and have become part of the family. I have to get that coop built this weekend!
     
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  2. firebugfab

    firebugfab Out Of The Brooder

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    OH, almost forgot my other bird:

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  3. Tutter

    Tutter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome! [​IMG]

    Well, you're in good company here!

    Those are going to be handsome adult birds, and your parrot is very nice. We worked in parrot rescue for about 20 years, and that's a pretty familiar sight for me! [​IMG]

    The feather photo was a neat idea, but I'm always afraid of infecting my birds with something, so keep wild bird feathers away from them.

    I hope you'll continue to show us pictures of your chicks as they grow! [​IMG]
     
  4. BearSwampChick

    BearSwampChick Chicken Sensei

    Jan 10, 2008
    Marysville, OH
    Welcome aboard! [​IMG] Even when the chicks are ugly, they're cute!
     
  5. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Welcome to the board! Chicken keeping should feel natural to you since you have experience with other birds. You'll love them... they have their own personalities just like parrots.
     
  6. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC. Next thing you know you'll have so many more. LOL
     
  7. citychickers

    citychickers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Welcome! I'm new to chickens as well and EVERYONE here has made me feel so incredibly welcome..... you're chicks are adorable! Even through the "awkward" stages...[​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  8. love-my-wolves

    love-my-wolves Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Front Royal, VA
    Hi! [​IMG]
     
  9. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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  10. Dawn419

    Dawn419 Lost in the Woods

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    Hello and Welcome from Tennessee! [​IMG]


    Dawn
     

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