New Chicken Mom.....:)

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by diandoodles, Jun 17, 2009.

  1. diandoodles

    diandoodles Chirping

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    Hi everybody. I just got my first chickens this morning. I got 3 Americanas; 1 buff; 1 Rhode Island Red (her name will definitely be "Lucille" and 1 Sexlink. I will be posting their pics soon. I had chickens many years ago, but their moms raised them. Now I am a surrogate mother to these 6 little peeps. My husband has never had chickens before so he is really excited. My 1 year old grandson is curious but non committal, but my Kelpie, Princess is glued to the brooder. There is a one inch pile of drool where she has been sitting....lol My other dog, Kyrah is fairly indifferent at this time. I want my dogs to be friends with these chickens......And they will be!

    We just built a really neat chicken coop and of course spent way more money than we planned. Thankfully, we had lots of scrap lumber from some other projects, so we saved quite a bit there. I will post pics of that too.

    All my grown kids think I am a little strange for putting chickens in such a small back yard......but than I have always done strange things according to them.....lol

    Well, that's about it for now. We are all excited to start on this new venture.:[​IMG]
     
  2. Cats Critters

    Cats Critters Completely Indecisive

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  3. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from S. Florida! You're gonna love it here!
     
  4. SandyRiverChick

    SandyRiverChick Songster

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    WELCOME!

    I'm a newbie too, everything I know has come from this website and I'm hooked! Also, so far so good we're close to getting that first egg - cant wai

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  5. crtrlovr

    crtrlovr Still chillin' with my peeps

    Welcome from western Kentucky! You're going to love it here! It's so nice to make your acquaintance. Pull up a chair & stay a while... [​IMG]
     
  6. Deanner03

    Deanner03 The Cake Queen

    Welcome from another newbie (this one in Quebec, Canada). We spent WAY too much on our coop, too. I'd love to see pics of yours!
     
  7. gamebirdsonly

    gamebirdsonly Crowing

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  8. Milliemay

    Milliemay Songster

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    [​IMG] from Wisconsin. We bought some supplies for building our coop, and of course those "used" windows someone offered weren't good enough, so, I know what you mean! The chooks are worth it, can't wait for those eggs!
     
  9. hen-thusiast

    hen-thusiast Songster

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    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from UT! Glad that you joined us!
     
  10. twentynine

    twentynine Songster

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    Good to see soe one newer than me!

    Welcome to you. Folks around here a very friendly.
     

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