Just sayin' hi!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by denim deb, Sep 15, 2010.

  1. denim deb

    denim deb Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 15, 2010
    Just wanted to introduce myself. I'm new to raising chickens properly. Someone gave me a dozen eggs a couple of years ago. Some were white, some green and some brown. I stuck them under a friend's hen, and ended up w/4 roosters, and 3 hens. I sold 3 of the roosters. One hen was killed by a dog, 1 by a hawk, and 1 is crippled. This past winter, I decided to get some more chicks. I got 4 araucana "hens". I wasn't sure of the breed of my rooster (I think he might be an Ameraucana), but planned on having him in w/my hens. Well, one of the hens turned out to be a rooster, and my friend is complaining about them, so I need to get rid of the 1. As much as I hate to do it, I'm getting rid of my 1st rooster since I'm not sure of the breed. He's a prettier rooster. I've managed to find a friend that wants him, so he'll be going there some time this month.

    Besides my chickens, I also have 2 goats, 3 horses, 2 rabbits and 2 cats. The one cat lives at my friend's farm. I do self care of my horses, and she let me build a small shed for my tack and feed, so the one cat lives in there to discourage the mice. And, one of her favorite places to be is in w/my chickens! Not only does she like to go in there w/them, but I'll often see her perched up on top of the one post by the gate. The one chicken is really friendly, and it's not unusual for me to have a cat on my lap, and a chicken on my shoulder when I eat lunch. Plus, the 2 of them will follow me around at times when I'm feeding the horses. I'm sure it must look strange to other people to see someone being followed by a cat and a chicken!

    Right now, my chickens are living in an old calf house. But, b4 winter, I plan on building them a proper house. I'll be looking at the different plans on here b4 I do any building. Any tips, hints, or whatever would be greatly appreciated.
  2. Lady Marmalades

    Lady Marmalades Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 13, 2010
    G'day from Down Under

    I am another Newbie....

    There is so much to learn but I think we have found the right site

    Good luck with your flock [​IMG]
  3. True Grit

    True Grit Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG] from MN! I love it when I see my chickens come running. They think highly of me.[​IMG]
  4. mississippifarmboy

    mississippifarmboy collects slightly damaged strays

    [​IMG] from Mississippi
  5. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    Welcome from an imp in Washington

    Glad you joined us

  6. colada584

    colada584 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 15, 2010
    Gardiner, NY
  7. Wheels

    Wheels Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 25, 2010
    Milledgeville GA.
    A warm welcome to ya.

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