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My first chickens - another Newbie introduction

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by VNH, Jun 13, 2011.

  1. VNH

    VNH Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 13, 2011
    Hello everyone,

    For an early Mother's Day present, my son made me a portable "night coop" (with 2 wheels like a wheel-barrow) and a large day pen that I can move to different sections of our backyard so now I'm a first time mother hen to 2 Rhode Island Reds who are 2 months old and 3 Americaunas who are 1 month old (all females).

    I've been keeping the chickens separated by a divider in each coop/pen until they get to be the same size. I let them all out in our little backyard about 1/2 hour before dark so we can all hunt for bugs together. I never thought that I would be lifting rocks to search for cockroaches and making excited "cheep cheep" noises to call the girls over. I've also tried to handle the birds each day (because I have to catch them to put them in the night coop). After I "calmly" catch them with 2 hands over their wings, I tuck them under my arm so I can pet and scratch them and offer them a piece of bread. I guess I'm learning as I go along and using trying to use bird-logic.

    I've been reading, "Raising Chickens for Dummies" and other books about chickens. I discovered this forum and joined today and I'm looking forward to reading and learning from the more experienced members.

    I've been on another forum for a different hobby for several years, so now it feels a little strange to be the new kid on the block and learning about something totally different - raising chickens.

    Best wishes,

    Vickie from Florida
  2. bryan99705

    bryan99705 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Welcome to the funny farm [​IMG]
  3. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle


    You'll love it here.

  4. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Welcome to BYC.
  5. Barred Babies

    Barred Babies Red Roof Farms

    Sep 20, 2009
    Pride, La.
    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Louisiana!
  6. BrattishTaz

    BrattishTaz Roo Magnet

    Jan 8, 2011
    Tampa Area, Florida
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  7. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 3, 2007
    Oberlin, OH
    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from Ohio. So glad you joined. [​IMG]
  8. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

    Jun 4, 2010
    My Coop
    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama.
  9. FiveAcres

    FiveAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 13, 2011
    White, GA
    Welcome to BYC!! Glad that you are here!!
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    Chickencoop1996 Chillin' With My Peeps

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