New Chicken Adict

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by utchick, Jan 2, 2010.

  1. utchick

    utchick New Egg

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    Hi there,

    Been on the site for a few months and am just now getting around to introducing myself. I'm a new chicken owner, although I've raised various kinds of birds since I was in elementary school (mostly parrots). We live in the Salt Lake City area and I'm so excited that our city allows us to have a small flock. I'm absolutely loving my chicks. I have 5 pullets (about 16 weeks old) that we got in mid-October-- 3 Dominiques and 2 Silver-lace Wyandotts for now (although I have a sneaking suspicion that the flock is going to grow this next year [​IMG] .

    I also have two kids (10 and 13) and a large dog. The dog is happy about the chicken for sure because he thinks chicken poo is the best treat ever. Anyone got ideas how to change his mind (yuck).

    I love hanging out which the girls. They are so funny. Two of them are very sweet and enjoy sitting in my lap if I am outside with them; the other 3 like to follow me around but that's enough for them. I've been really bummed out because I've been stuck watching them from the house for the last two weeks because I broke my leg and snow and crutches just aren't a great plan. I'm thankful my husband has stepped in on the duties and takes a few short videos so I can "get my chicken fix." He's even offered jokingly to bring one in the house for me one day when I was rather sick of being suck on the couch.

    It's great to find a site like this with other people who are equally crazy about their feathered friends.
     
  2. FortWorthChicks

    FortWorthChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 21, 2009
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    Nice to hear about fellow chicken peeps! glad to meet ya [​IMG]

    Jeanette
     
  3. popcornpuppy

    popcornpuppy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi, and Welcome [​IMG]

    I have 6 dogs that love chicken poo. When I tell them to leave it alone they eat the bunny poop instead [​IMG]

    Good luck and welcome
     
  4. Blueggchick

    Blueggchick ♥Dar's Blue Bayou Chicks♥

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    Hi and welcome! Nice to meet ya. [​IMG] I'm sorry to hear about the broken leg. Hope you feel better soon. [​IMG]
     
  5. Country Heart

    Country Heart City Girl With A

    Hello from California! [​IMG]
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  6. texasgal

    texasgal Brood with an Attitude

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    A big Texas size [​IMG] [​IMG]


    ... and Happy New Year!
     
  7. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    Hi, [​IMG] from South Carolina!

    The only thing I can suggest about the dog is great fencing! [​IMG]
     

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