Instantly obsessed

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by DJMCCMatthews, Aug 23, 2016.

  1. DJMCCMatthews

    DJMCCMatthews In the Brooder

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    So my hubby talked about how he had RIR before we met. The more we talked the more I wanted to get into raising chickens. One weekend we decided to take the plunge and got 5 BB Red Bantums from a neighbor. 3 teens and 2 babies. Over a week and a half I realized how quickly our new babies were getting spoiled. To put a little meat on their bones I was making a warm wet mash for them in the evenings. They still look at me with that look saying "where's my wet mash!" After that I looked into what I would prefer in a flock that our children could help tend to. Our Bantums were awesome, but flighty and nervous around the kiddos. I found myself attracted to heritage birds as they seemed to have the most docile of personalities, as well as being a good dual purpose bird. And that led to us going from 5 to 13 chickens. We now have a trio of Amerecaunas, a trio of Buff Orpingtons, and a pair of Chocolate Orpingtons to accompany our Bantums. Our Bantums and Amer Roos are coop neighbors and like to have a crowing competition throughout the day. Buttercup, my sweetest buff hen like to coo/purr to me whenever I visit them. Fancy, our chocolate hen likes to prance around daintily. Kingpen likes to huff up in the mirror and then strut his stuff. Daisy (aka Mammas) is my lazy little girl who likes to be pampered (she was injured and actually lost a toe when we first got her so she got used to being wrapped in a warm towel and being cuddled). And Zeus and Miss Ladii are definite partners in crime!

    Like the title says, we became instantly obsessed with our new family members, their health, and making their new home cozy!
     
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  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Crowing

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    Greetings from Kansas and [​IMG]. Pleased you joined us! You are correct - it's easy to get hooked on chickens - they can be a lot of fun!! Best of luck to you!
     
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  3. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join us here! I've really enjoyed ready your introduction and how you and your family are enjoying your chicken adventures. You have some lovely breeds there in your flock. Wishing you the very best of luck for the future and enjoy BYC :frow
     
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  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Ah yes, instant addiction. That is why BYC has over 450,000 members around the globe. If the chicken fever persists, you might end up posting on here 24/7 like I seem to do.
     
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  5. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

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    Greetings and welcome to BYC - seems like you got the chicken bug good and proper - welcome to the club [​IMG]

    Best wishes
    CT
     
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  6. ladyargentum

    ladyargentum In the Brooder

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    Welcome to BYC [​IMG]

    Hope you enjoying learning and sharing as your chicken journey continues
     
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  7. limited25

    limited25 Songster

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    [​IMG] Welcome to BYC. Enjoyed your introduction ... they really have their own personalities don't they! I have a Buff Orp named Buttercup also.
     
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  8. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
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