Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Carpe DiHen, Feb 4, 2010.

  1. Carpe DiHen

    Carpe DiHen Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 4, 2010
    El Dorado County, CA
    Hello to all in the BackYardChicken Forum!

    I just ordered my first chickens from:

    anyone else used this company?

    These will be the first chickens I've owned since I was a teenager (30+ yrs ago). I was going to wait till I retired, but gosh darn it you can't put life on hold for retirement!

    I ordered 6 chicks: Black Giant Jersey, Blue Cochin, Lite Brahma, Easter Egger, Golden Polish, Sussex. Arriving April 13 or 14! Seems so, so far away [​IMG]....

    I bought a Coop Kit by Lancaster County that just arrived this week!

    My sweet husband has agreed to assemble the coop, build a 3 x 14 foot fully enclosed run, and fence an area of the yard off for free ranging. We are both very excited!

    This forum has helped me a lot. Now I have joined my first forum!

    My current cridder family consists of an 8yr old male German shepherd (Dasher), a 6yr old male black Standard Poodle (Donner), 2 cats (Jester and Gypsy) and a bunny (named Millie which is short for "454,000 milligrams" because that equals 1lb and I got her at "the pound").

    My dogs have never been with chickens, but they are highly trained, and they will only be near the chicken yard with supervision. They are both sweet to the bunny and cats.

    Well that's all I have to say about myself for now [​IMG]

    Look forward to chatting with you all!
  2. Cindiloohoo

    Cindiloohoo Quiet as a Church Mouse

    Dec 19, 2009
    Southwest TN
    [​IMG] from Tennessee!!! Looks like you will fit in nicely around here [​IMG]
  3. Jess N Jeff

    Jess N Jeff Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 25, 2009
    South San Diego, Cali

    Welcome from California!!! Hope you enjoy your new babies when they arrive!!!
  4. noitulover

    noitulover Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 23, 2009
    Central Virginia
    welcome to byc! i have ordered several order from My Pet Chicken and have thoroughly enjoyed every single order! If they make a mistake, they will correct it, although the mistakes have been very minimal.

    Their chicks arrived healthy and happy! You will love them! Congrats!
  5. Carpe DiHen

    Carpe DiHen Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 4, 2010
    El Dorado County, CA
    Thanks so much noitulover! I'm so glad to hear you had a good experience with MyPetchicken! Very helpful to hear that!

    BTW, I'm a Californian, up in the foothills between Tahoe and Sacramento at 3400ft under big pine trees on one acre.
  6. donnavee

    donnavee Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 7, 2009
    Central NC
    I ordered 8 female chicks from MPC last year (wanted 6 but thought 2 might not make it) - I received 8 very healthy chicks who have matured into very healthy laying hens. Now hubby and I are both hooked so we built a nice roomy new chicken house and plan to place another order with them soon. Then I really do have to stop - or move to a bigger place!

    Almost forgot, the only problem I did have was that the chicks came a week earlier than I was told in the email they sent. This wasn't a big problem since we were home and the brooder was almost ready - but It would have been if we had been out of town.

    Good luck and have fun!
  7. Soccer Mom

    Soccer Mom Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 5, 2009
    West of Crazy
    I've got plenty of MPC chickens at my house, about 24 of them. [​IMG] I've been very pleased with MPC.

    [​IMG] Enjoy your chicks!
  8. Slywoody

    Slywoody Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 18, 2009
    [​IMG] From Minnesota.
  9. texasgal

    texasgal Brood with an Attitude

    Apr 18, 2009
    A big Texas size [​IMG] [​IMG]
  10. PandoraTaylor

    PandoraTaylor RT Poultry n Things

    Jun 29, 2009
    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from Alaska

    Thanks for joining us.

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