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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by seastar421, Sep 17, 2012.

  1. seastar421

    seastar421 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello Everyone,

    My name is Alicia and I am very new to owning chickens. My great-grandmother had a coop, and I have many wonderful chicken memories from my childhood. I was looking for a new hobby, so I decided that I wanted to build a coop and start out with 4 chickens. I've had them since May and am loving every minute of it!

    I have 1 each of the following breeds:

    Rhode Island Red
    Buff Orpington
    Silver Laced Wyandotte
    Australorp

    They were about 4 months old when I got them. 3 of them have just started laying in the last couple of weeks and so far we are getting about 2-3 eggs per day. I am enjoying the chickens so much that I am looking forward to expanding this project to include composting and a large vegetable garden. They really do bring a certain peace to the environment.

    My awesome, very sweet husband built them a coop, well I say coop...its more like a house...lol. It is amazing. He built it using about 90% recycled materials and things we had hanging around. It is large enough for me to add more chickens later.

    My husband and I have 4 boys, 3 still at home, plus an indian ring-necked parakeet (Marcell), a dachshund (Sonny), pitbull (Gracie) and 2 cats (Sneaker and Farryn) . Everyone gets along with the chickens from afar:)


    I look forward to learning from others who have gone before me and making new friends along the way!
     
  2. mickey328

    mickey328 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome aboard, Alicia! Glad to have you with us. Aren't chickens just the most fun?? We got ours for the eggs and didn't know we'd get free entertainment along with them...chicken TV, we call it, LOL
     
  3. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan [​IMG]
     
  4. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  5. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, Alicia, and [​IMG]! Happy you joined our community! This is a great place to learn and it sounds like you have some lucky chickens!! Best of luck to you!!
     
  6. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] from California!
     
  7. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and :welcome from Ohio. So glad to have you aboard. :thumbsup
     
  8. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    :frow & :welcome from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
     
  9. jbirds2012

    jbirds2012 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  10. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined us!
     

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