Its been a while

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by fuzz, Apr 21, 2009.

  1. fuzz

    fuzz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm sure nobody remembers me but I was on here a LONG time ago, didn't post much but I havent lost my affection for chickees!

    My names Megan, I raise rabbits (American Fuzzy Lops), I also have 2 dogs, 1 bird, 1 mouse, 2 cats, well..over 40 rabbits but I lost count [​IMG] I am finally getting my chickens after 2 years of begging and pleading. We are going to order chicks from our local town and country store. I have already purchased chick starter feed, feeders, waterers, duramycin and I already have sawdust and a heat lamp. Oh I bought a heat light [​IMG] I'm still a beginnner so any tips would be really appreciated. I have read all the articles I can and they pretty much say the same. I am probally going to have 9 or so. I want an assortment of Sultans, Silkies, Polish, Barred Rocks and maybe even a few hampshire reds. I mostly want the Sultans and Silkies for pets and maybe a show or two but thats just an iffy. But the Rocks, reds and polish for eggs.

    I plan on keeping the chicks in a large box until their coop is finished, we are converting a rabbit hutch into a coop and keeping them in our fence or just building one from scratch.

    I do have a few questions, I might as well put here.

    For ordering Bantams like the Silkies and Sultans. I cannot order sex and I only want hens and no roosters. I need quiet birds or my neighbors will yell. What happens if I end up with all roosters? Will they fight? I would end up giving them away.

    Well, I can't wait to get to know this community again!

    Megan
     
  2. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    Welcome Back! [​IMG]
     
  3. fuzz

    fuzz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank You [​IMG]
     
  4. cat123

    cat123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    For ordering Bantams like the Silkies and Sultans. I cannot order sex and I only want hens and no roosters. I need quiet birds or my neighbors will yell. What happens if I end up with all roosters? Will they fight? I would end up giving them away.


    Welcome back!

    The roos will not fight for several months, giving you plenty of time to figure out the sexes and get rid of the roos.
    Glad you are finally getting chickens, I too had to "beg" for awhile
     
  5. gpamela3499

    gpamela3499 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 26, 2009
    Near San Fran Ca
  6. n-da-woods

    n-da-woods Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

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    [​IMG] from TN
     
  8. Buckhorn Farm

    Buckhorn Farm OLD Country Girl

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    [​IMG] back from FL
     
  9. joedie

    joedie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] back from Indiana
     
  10. fuzz

    fuzz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank You [​IMG] That website helped alot.
     

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