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I've gone around the bend. (New member intro)

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by hennypenny9, Nov 5, 2008.

  1. hennypenny9

    hennypenny9 Songster

    Hello BYC! I'm not technically new, but new enough. I grew up with chickens, my parents still have some, but now I live on a small lot with billions of neighbors.

    I've gotten really OCD in a short about of time about chickens. I can't even get any until Feb-March, as that's when my local feed shop gets them. All I seem to do with my free time is look at chicken breeds, houses, and runs. Oh, and read BYC of course! I even made a list of all the things I need to buy before I get them.

    My problem is that I hate going out into my backyard! I feel like a fish in a fish bowl. And there's not much to do. It's so boring, just grass. Growing up, we had a garden, swamp, chicken run, and beautiful view, all within walking distance. But I'm making myself go out there, and the neighbor's in his yard with his two dogs. Or course they bark and bark until I leave. Now I'm worried about getting chickens. The dogs will never stop barking! I'm even going to put a solid wood or vinyl fence up to block them from view. We already have a privacy fence, but their property slopes higher than mine, so in essence, they look down on me.

    I'm going to try for smallish tame chickens. I need them to stay near me when I let them "free range" around the yard. They will be in a secure run when I'm not with them. These are ones I'm thinking of.

    Easter Egger- Small, lays green or blue eggs.
    Barnvelder- Small, lays dark brown eggs
    Orpington- Mostly docile, light brown eggs. I worry because they supposedly go broody often.
    Wyandottes- Generally docile, but occasionally aggressive.

    Oh, this is my spoiled cat. He stalks me. [​IMG]


  2. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

    Oct 13, 2007

    [​IMG] funny cat!
  3. thegoogers

    thegoogers Songster

    Oct 6, 2008
    Cleveland, TN
    [​IMG] Love the cat [​IMG]
  4. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    That cat looks seriously p.o.'d at you. [​IMG]
  5. hennypenny9

    hennypenny9 Songster

    It occures to me that I only seem to post crazy-kitty pictures, so here.

  6. ozark hen

    ozark hen Living My Dream

    Apr 4, 2007
    Mansfield, MO
    [​IMG] love your cat!!
  7. I have WHAT in my yard?

    I have WHAT in my yard? Songster

    Jun 24, 2008
    Eggberg, PA



    Just wait 'til that kitty gets a peeper full o' chooks! [​IMG]

  8. kinnip

    kinnip Songster

    Feb 24, 2008
    Carrollton, GA
    Of the breeds you listed, I have EEs and Wyandottes. Both breeds are super fun and none are aggressive. The two SLWs are pretty nice. One isn't very tame, I didn't hold her much as a chick. The other is very easy going and I can pick her up easily. The EEs vary a lot in their personalities. One of my EE hens has recently decided I'm her rooster and squats for me anytime I look at her. It really chaps my roos hide. [​IMG]
  9. Chirpy

    Chirpy Balderdash

    May 24, 2007
    Welcome to BYC!

    Love the kitty... [​IMG]

    I have 2 EE's (they are not small, they are some of my largest chickens), they are both friendly but seldom come to me like some of my other chickens. They both fly over my 6 ft. fence daily to free range before I let everybody else out. One of my EE's spends her time looking for my barn cats and then chases them around!

    I have a SLW hen who is also a friendly girl but also does not come to me as quickly as some others.

    I have Orps also and they are very friendly.
  10. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Crowing Premium Member

    Mar 25, 2008
    [​IMG] !!! Your cat looks like quite the character! [​IMG]

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