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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by karenduke, Oct 4, 2013.

  1. karenduke

    karenduke In the Brooder

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    I got my first chickens this past March, which turned out to be 12 hens (2 Dominiques, 3 Speckled Sussex, 3 Leghorns, 3 White Rocks and 1 Easter Egger) and 2 RIR roosters. Having had parrots for over 25 years until last year, I've been a bird brain for a long time.



    Two of my girls are sitting on eggs right now and I'm excited to see if we'll get any babies or not. 3 weeks ago I succumbed to an

    ad on Craigslist from a teenage girl and got 7 half silkie, half Leghorn babies that are now 5 weeks old. I've always wanted silkies so, doggone it, I got 4 silkies 2 weeks ago. So I've had a challenge with keeping the babies quarantined from the older birds and the 2 sets of babies from each other, plus trying to figure out how best to handle the expectant mothers. Luckily I have a Shih Tzu, Betsy, who LOVES chickens and gladly helps me all she can. Yesterday she found a stash of eggs under the bushes, and was LAYING ON THEM. She rose up to sit when I crawled in there with my phone to get a picture and she looks a bit embarrassed because I was laughing SO HARD!!
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    Here she is with the 4 Silkies (4 weeks old now) who came to my retail store with her today in honor of NATIONAL BRING YOUR CHICKEN TO WORK DAY. Do you all like that? I encourage lots of participation in this event next year!
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  2. micah O

    micah O Chirping

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    at the computer.
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  3. write2caroline

    write2caroline Songster

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    What a great dog - mine mistook my baby chicks for chew toys and it was not good. My cockers are better now and leave the chickens alone.

    I love the photos! So glad you joined us!

    Caroline
     
  4. CedarAcres

    CedarAcres Sunny Side Up

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    Hello & Welcome to BYC! [​IMG] Your dog is absolutely ADORABLE! So incredibly cute!
     
  5. AK Baha

    AK Baha Songster

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  6. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Crowing

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan [​IMG] - what a unique broody
     
  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!! [​IMG] Happy you joined!
     

  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    [​IMG] your dog is such a sweetie pie - has she managed to hatch any chicks. I could just picture them following her around
     
  9. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] That dog is so cute! Love the pics [​IMG]
     
  10. liz9910

    liz9910 Crowing

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    Welcome to BYC!
     

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