Introducing ... me :)

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Varisha, Mar 23, 2007.

  1. Varisha

    Varisha Songster

    Mar 22, 2007
    I figured I would introduce myslef [​IMG]

    Two weeks ago I got my first 25 baby chicks then a week ago I picked up another 25 and put in an order for 10 more. I did loose 2 from the first batch but so far the rest look active and healthy.

    The 50 are a mix of...

    Roade Island Red
    Production Red
    Black Australorps
    Buff Orpingtons
    California White
    Silver Laced Wyandotte

    The 10 I ordered are araucanas.

    I'm converteing the back back of my garage/wood shop into my coup. I hope to have enough of it done that in a couple weeks I can move my first chicks in.

    I also have horses, a pony, house cats, barn cats and a great dane.

    Well thats just a bit about me [​IMG] Thanks for reading.
  2. Welcome to the forum![​IMG]
    Last edited: Mar 23, 2007
  3. thechickenfarmer

    thechickenfarmer Songster

    Jan 11, 2007
    Wow, that's an impressive start! Are you going to sell all those eggs or do you have a really big family? Welcome [​IMG] Jen
  4. San

    San Songster

    Hi and welcome here! I am new myself to [​IMG].

    Hihi that's some chickens you're getting? And Great Dane...... oh also one of my favorites. What colors or even better a picture?????
  5. mudhen

    mudhen confidently clueless

    Jan 15, 2007
    Shepherdstown, WV
    Wow! Now that's a flock!
    Welcome to the site!! [​IMG]
  6. bayouchica

    bayouchica Songster

    Jan 23, 2007
    N.E. Louisiana
    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] Good to have ya.
    I've got a flock of 64. Keeps me going,but well worth it. [​IMG]
  7. Varisha

    Varisha Songster

    Mar 22, 2007
    Thanks all for the warm welcome [​IMG]

    thechickenfarmer: I have a small family of just me and my son, so I figure if the chicks lay enough then I can sell the extras. But I'm not going to count my eggs befor they are laid *grin*

    My initial reason for getting chickens is that I have a farm with a large yard and the bugs drove me batty last year. So the chickens get bug patrol duty (I will of course be feeding feed as well)

    I will try and get pictures set up later but right now I need to go buy some more lumber [​IMG] The chicks colors are an off orange/yellow, yellow, black w/white markings, yellow w/black spots and one that is an off grey yellow. Now my Dane is a fawn and thinks the chickens look tasty.
  8. urbanhomesteader

    urbanhomesteader Songster

    Feb 26, 2007
    Yorba Linda, CA
    Welcome Varisha,

    That is a lot of chickens![​IMG]
    But they will definitly keep the bug problem at bay from what others have said.
    Definitly post pics of your chicks and of your coop construction. Its always neat to see how someone else does it..
  9. bigzio

    bigzio Crowing

    Jan 20, 2007
    Varisha, Welcome to BYC. Nothing like a bunch of peeps to keep one happy![​IMG]

  10. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    Make sure to remind the dog that the birds are YOURS...

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