intro from Minnesota

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by chickenladywithattitude, Jan 30, 2009.

  1. chickenladywithattitude

    chickenladywithattitude New Egg

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    Hi my name is Chicken Lady with Attitude and I’m not a native MN but nonetheless in frigid Minnesota. I have loved raising chickens for about 10 years and now have about 50. 2 guineas, and about 23 ducks (Heinz 57). My chickens are araucanas and lay pink, brown, blue and green eggs. I have an organic place and feed only organic food to them. But when they are free roaming in the spring and summer they eat snails, and bugs etc etc. They have what I call the “Chick Inn” the only thing it needs is a hot tub!!
    I found out about BYC when I was surfing the net trying to find out what to do with too many roosters and not kill them. Currently I have them (all 15) in a bachelor pad and they have decided who is Alpha. The problem is that organic food is really costly and they eat lots. So what to do??? In the past I have given them away in the hopes that they were not dinner. Friends say to take them to an auction. But they WILL be dinner then… A dilemma.
    Some of my hobbies are ballroom dancing, organic gardening, and writing, but I’m currently in a PhD program in Women’s Studies so can’t devote too much time to anything other than the chicks. I have 6 cats, and just lost 2 dogs this past year leaving me with one. Since I only sell the organic eggs, and don’t kill the chicks for any reason, they are wonderfully content. Some of the hens I have are 6 years old. It’s the lifestyle!!! My daughter is in college and I am usually chained to this mach
     
  2. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member

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    [​IMG] from another "Chicken Lady."

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  3. redoak

    redoak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We feed our hens organic, but our rooster in the bachelor pad gets non-organic feed. We also do organic gardening so they get plenty of treats from the garden in the summer and fall.
     
  4. AllChookUp

    AllChookUp Will Shut Up for Chocolate

    May 7, 2008
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    Welcome, CLWA!

    I am from MN also. There are quite a few of us here. We just had a get-together on the 16th of Jan. Here's a link to the thread:

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=115187&p=15

    Pictures of the get-together are near the middle of page 15 of the thread (where I positioned you on the link).

    I live north of St. Paul near Forest Lake.
    Hope to see you around a lot (it's addicting, and the people are wonderful).

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  5. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

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  6. Dandelion007

    Dandelion007 Chillin' With My Peeps

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