introducing myself: the chicken drunkard

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by ChickenCharmer, May 3, 2009.

  1. ChickenCharmer

    ChickenCharmer Chillin' With My Peeps

    hi all,
    I am living in the california redwoods, and a mother of 40 {er, chickens}. this thing started when my dad ordered 30 peeps from Ideal poultry a couple years ago. we were going thru a cold spell, and unfortunately, half of them didn't make it. [​IMG][​IMG] We put the peeps under heat lamps and manged to nurse the remaining 13 or so back to health. I fell in love with the little guys and they became mine to raise. They all grew to adults, but today I have only three left of that brood; I lost the rest to predators and sicknesses.
    I looked forward to next year, when I would order more chicks, this time when the weather warmed up. i scanned Ideal poultry and ordered thirty more peeps of different breeds. this time when they came, all survived! I raised this brood successfully as well, along with another smaller one in autumn, and now I've got my flock!
    Almost all are different breeds, and are all free range. I've got barred rocks, a buff orp, ameraucanas, a black sumatra, leghorns, a ton of varieties of old English game, red-shouldered yokohamas, lakenvelder, sicillian buttercup, sebrights, minorcas, a cute little Japanese banty, brahma banty, a few hybrid layers, a silkie, austalorps, and four OEG and dutch banty roos. And all have names. They're super tame: always want to sit on my lap, and all love to be kissed and cuddled.
    Thats me- I'm just madly in love with my little girlies.
    -Madelief chicken lover

    Edit to remove age, please review the rules of posting.
    Last edited by a moderator: May 6, 2009
  2. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

    Nov 23, 2008
    Madisonville, TN
    [​IMG] from TN
  3. Mourningdove

    Mourningdove Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 17, 2008
    Cleveland, Tn.
    1st I love your subject title how original [​IMG]
    2nd [​IMG] from Alabama!
  4. giasmom

    giasmom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 31, 2009
    Woodville, Al
    [​IMG] From Alabama, That is alot of chickens you have to take care of. What a responsibility. It warms my heart to see young people these days take on such a huge task. I think this is great, I for one feel honered to have you here at BYC. There are some nice people here young & old!

    Tammy (giasmom)
  5. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

    Jun 10, 2007
    Douglasville GA
  6. mwdh1

    mwdh1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 21, 2009
  7. sethsleader

    sethsleader Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 14, 2009
  8. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

    8. Do not post overly personal information like your phone number, address, age (especially if you are a minor) or any other personal info you don't want the whole world to see.
  9. Goat_Walker

    Goat_Walker I Am THE Crazy Duck Lady

    Jul 9, 2008
    [​IMG] From Kate in Alabama!
  10. RevaVirginia

    RevaVirginia Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 26, 2009
    Reva, VA
    <waving> Welcome

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