It's like The Brady bunch with chickens...

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Brooke&theC-men, Jun 13, 2009.

  1. Brooke&theC-men

    Brooke&theC-men Hatching

    Jun 13, 2009
    Im Clif I have a 9yr old son and a yellow lab...
    My girlfriend is Brooke she has her own 8yr old son,Both our boys have names that begin with C. So we are Brooke and the Cmen;)
    We just moved into our new house as a Family and wanted to get Chickens.
    we did some research and now have a coop,feed, calcium chips?
    bedding? the lady at our local feed store said wood chips work best? she also said no cedar chips, It apparently irritates the eyes?

    The best part of this story:
    we found a add in craigslist that a little boy had raised 3 foster farms chicks
    to sell..Brooke went over board and replied like it was a adoption.
    LoL. We ended being selected to take two of his remaining chicks,
    The day of delivery one chick jumped from a three story balcony [​IMG]
    ending its life... (not the best part) BTW this will be an open adoption with chicken b-day party and all!
    Me being a man and impatient had already arranged to buy four chickens (Americanas??)
    So our Brady bunch family has four chickens raised together,
    One sad orphan chicken,two young boys from different Familys and two very caring parents.
    Stay tuned for the follow up Story.......
    "Sunny the yellow lab meets his new chickens"
    See Ya! Thanks for this forum...Clif
    Last edited: Jun 13, 2009
  2. thechickenchick

    thechickenchick Born city, Living country

    Mar 8, 2008
    Eaton, Colorado
    What a great intro! I am so happy you joined us. You will love the people and the knowledge. Tell your family Hi! [​IMG] [​IMG]
  3. hen-thusiast

    hen-thusiast Songster

    Apr 8, 2009
    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from UT!
  4. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    Cute username! Glad you joined us all here! [​IMG] from S. Florida.
  5. CoyoteMagic

    CoyoteMagic RIP ?-2014

    Sounds like ya'll fit in just fine!
  6. Brooke&theC-men

    Brooke&theC-men Hatching

    Jun 13, 2009
    Ok...our update [​IMG]
    Sunny the Dog (yellow lab) likes the chickens,and how they taste?
    So we have changed our plans and have seperated the chickens area from the main yard!
    They also got a serious upgrade in the housing area...
    they are now living big in a huge 20'x24' coop equiped with 8 nesting beds,with egg catchers! ( I hope they work?)
    I remember always seeing swings in bird cages so I gave them a huge Chicken swing. LOL
    We named them also..
    We have:
    Barbie Q chicken she is red and brown
    Cordia blue Chicken she is blue and grey
    Omlet chicken (our adopted chicken) previously named by her proud 9yr old little boy legal parent. [​IMG]
    Ninja "star" chicken she is very active and fast as hell! Cant catch her, cant find her! I swear she is a ninja!
    and last but not least Snow "white" chicken she is our largest but very pollite and a total loaner!
    Brooke should be taking over from this point!
    thank you again!
  7. TipsyDog

    TipsyDog Songster

    May 14, 2009
    Aregua, Paraguay
    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from PA! Wow - that's a big coop you have there. Good luck with all your chicks and I love the names too!
  8. patyrdz

    patyrdz The Madd Hatcher

    Feb 26, 2009
    Southern Pines, NC
    [​IMG] from North Carolina![​IMG]
  9. hearthnsoul

    hearthnsoul Songster

    May 20, 2009
    Cape Cod
    Love the story, welcome from Cape Cod :)
  10. moonflowers

    moonflowers Songster

    Apr 3, 2009
    Louisville, KY
    Great story, so nice to see you on here. Sounds like you are spoiling your chickens properly;). Good luck!

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