I'm new to the forum

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Mxmediamom, May 24, 2010.

  1. Mxmediamom

    Mxmediamom In the Brooder

    May 23, 2010
    My name is Debbie( aka mxmediamom)new to this website, but have had chickens for a number of years. I have 43 currently with about a dozen more coming this month. I have 27 different breeds and I would like to hear from anyone interested in or breeding Houdans , bearded D'Uccle or Creve Cours.I have 2 grown sons, Daniel and Matthew. My husband, Nick, is the most tolerant human being I've ever met. As I write, he's putting together a new chicken play yard for my fliers, top hats and bantams. That's what he does on his days off, what a guy!!

    I have 2 dogs and 2 cats,all of which are very good with the chickens. All my large critters have passed at old age and I figured chickens would be easier (smaller, actually) one would think cheaper, too except when we have to visit the exotic pet vet!

    I have a special needs Houdan rooster in the house ( got beat up pretty badly, when some of my girls realized he has a crooked leg)and have completely fallen for the breed. He snuggles, sings to me, watches his own tv and begs at the table with the dogs. I also have a blue Cochin who only has one eye, in the house for the same reason( got beat up) . She is currently setting eggs ( her 2nd batch since March) with no luck. As a matter of fact - 5 broodies devoted to a total of22 eggs with only one hatch. That will teach me to buy eggs through the mail!!! So tomorrow, I go to the nearest hatchery to pick up 5 babies to sneak under the girls so that I can finally throw away the dead/not viable eggs.

    I will be going to the Columbus Ohio show again in November, would love to talk chicken in person with someone(s) I could get to know here on this site. I only know one "chicken lady" personally and she's difficult to catch available.

    To support my chicken habit, I'm a mix media artist and a pet sitter. It seems, however, that I spend more and more of my time with the chickens ( they are addictive!!!)
  2. [​IMG] from SE Missouri!! [​IMG]
  3. 3goodeggs

    3goodeggs pays attention sporadically

    May 22, 2009
    North Central Florida
    Welcome! [​IMG]
  4. hearthnsoul

    hearthnsoul Songster

    May 20, 2009
    Cape Cod
  5. rebecky1305

    rebecky1305 Songster

    Aug 19, 2009
    Lansing, MI
    [​IMG] Glad you could join us. WARNING: Chickens are addicting!
  6. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Crowing

    Aug 3, 2007
    Oberlin, OH
    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from Ohio.
  7. Mxmediamom

    Mxmediamom In the Brooder

    May 23, 2010
    Rebecky1305- yes, chickens ARE addictive. I remember only a couple of years ago, I told my husband," gee, it would be nice to have 6 or8 chickens". I just picked up numbers 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, and 49! And looking forward to 5 more next month. Very dangerous to live too close to a hatchery.......
  8. Lolita

    Lolita Songster

    Nov 2, 2008
  9. NWChicks

    NWChicks Songster

    Mar 3, 2010
    Granite Falls, WA
    Glad you could pull yourself away from the chickens long enough to join! [​IMG]

    [​IMG] from Washington!
  10. pharr389

    pharr389 Songster

    May 10, 2007
    southeast georgia

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