Meet our girls! From Down Under

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by lightningsally, Jan 2, 2012.

  1. lightningsally

    lightningsally New Egg

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    (I'm not allowed to post photos yet, I will do so as soon as I can.)

    As of last week we are the proud new owners of two charismatic, 18-week-old girls who have turned our lives upside down (in a good way!).

    We have one Isa Brown and one black Australorp.

    I have never owned chickens before but they have stolen my heart.

    They follow me around the yard, inspect anything that I'm doing (like drilling or raking) with extreme curiosity, and if I disappear into the house for any length of time they will crowd together at the back door and cluck as if to say, "come on out please! we miss you!".

    We've had to install a gate at our back door because they insist on coming into the house, and will attempt to sneak in at any given opportunity.

    No eggs yet, they will hopefully start laying in 3-4 weeks.

    Brown is much tamer than Black and my kids have been able to pat her a few times.

    They are free roaming for the whole day and locked up in their coop at night. We don't have foxes but lots of local cats who roam the neighbourhood at night. We were assured that suburban moggies were too well-fed to bother with a chook, but yesterday I spied a big white cat in my yard in "stalking" position, my poor girls were very distressed, even after I shooed it out! Black was clucking very loudly and both were on edge for quite a while afterwards.

    Oh and they leave nice little presents for me all over my back patio!!!

    We live in Sydney, Australia. Nice to be here. [​IMG]
     
  2. CheerioLounge

    CheerioLounge Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] from Twentynine Palms in the California high desert! Glad you joined us! [​IMG]
     
  3. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    [​IMG] Well, two is a start. [​IMG] Prepare for a larger coop. I feel more on the way. [​IMG]
     
  4. kla37

    kla37 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Chicken are addicting!!! Sounds like you have a really nice little pair of them! Make room for more someday.... [​IMG]
     
  5. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  6. erner

    erner Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG] , from Missouri! [​IMG]
     
  7. anderson8505

    anderson8505 Peace, Love & Happy Chickens

    Welcome! Great to have you along for this chickeny ride. Begin building another large coop now, you're going to need it anyway. [​IMG]
     
  8. lightningsally

    lightningsally New Egg

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    Hahaha, I don't think so. Like I say about my children: Two is enough!! [​IMG]
     
  9. Maggiesdad

    Maggiesdad Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hahaha, we'll see about that!

    Welcome from Virginia, USA!

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  10. kidcody

    kidcody Overrun With Chickens

    [​IMG] [​IMG] from Washington State glad you joined us!
    Chickes are great entertainment!
     

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