New chick mom

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Chickycat, May 12, 2010.

  1. Chickycat

    Chickycat Songster

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    Hi, I am Cat, and I just got 8 baby chicks for Mother's Day. These will be pets and are for eggs. I do not eat meat. I got 4 Buff Orpingtons and 4 Gold Lace Wyandottes. I am hoping one of the Buff Orpingtons is a rooster. I am 52, live in the country in Southern Indiana with my hubby, two indoor cats, one dog and now 8 chickens. We are going to let the chickens free Range, and we now have to build the coop. I am so excited, I have always wanted chickens.
     
  2. The Chicken People

    The Chicken People Songster

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    Congrats and [​IMG]
     
  3. Chickycat

    Chickycat Songster

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    Thanks for the welcome
     
  4. james81

    james81 Chirping

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  5. Lolita

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  6. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Crowing

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    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from Ohio. So glad you joined. Good luck with your chicks. [​IMG]
     
  7. Angelina

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    I'm new to BYC, too. We let our 12 chickens and 2 roosters free range, also. They love it and it's so fun to look outside and see them scratching about. Once, our neighbors were having an outdoor memorial service at their house and our chickens crashed it. Our neighbors shooed the girls back home, but I like to think they were just paying their respect, and perhaps looking for a bit of lunch. Good luck with your free ranging. Angelina
     
  8. BarredBuff

    BarredBuff Songster 8 Years

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  9. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress 9 Years

    Hi Cat! [​IMG] from S. Florida! Its great to have you here with us! [​IMG] Enjoy your new chicks, they are sooooo adicitive!! [​IMG]
     
  10. Chickycat

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    Thanks for the welcome all. I am looking forward to learning more from ya all. 4_H chicken mom, i lived in Ohio before we moved here two years ago.
     

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