I've always wanted chickens and I finally have my own little flock :)

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by jamiehadlock, Nov 29, 2014.

  1. jamiehadlock

    jamiehadlock Out Of The Brooder

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    When we bought a house on an acre of land, I knew I was going to have a coop full of chickens. We bought 16 chicks in March! Boy was I serious about this. I thought only half would survive our amateur abilities at raising chicks. But all 16 did! We ended up with 12 hens and 4 roos. Rural farm life (neighbors' dogs) thinned our flock down to 2 roos. We were getting a dozen eggs a day by mid summer. We were sharing with everyone! Recently 2 hens went broody so we slipped eggs under them and managed to get 6 new chicks. We are having a blast and we just adore our chickens!
     
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  2. cackleberrycam

    cackleberrycam Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awesome! Welcome to BYC! Chickens are fun, aren't they? :D
     
  3. jamiehadlock

    jamiehadlock Out Of The Brooder

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    SOOO much fun @cackleberrycam! My ten year old is absolutely crazy about them. She is out there all the time talking to them and wandering around with them. She's the one who told me the hens were sitting (broody). I had no idea what she was talking about. She said "I think they're trying to hatch eggs mom". I have never had so much fun with a pet. They're part of our little farm family :)
     
  4. cackleberrycam

    cackleberrycam Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is quite the same at our place! :D
     
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  5. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member

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    Hello, nice story. I know you are proud of your flock.
     
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