New Chicken Owner

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by DragsterChicken, Nov 12, 2011.

  1. DragsterChicken

    DragsterChicken Hatching

    Nov 12, 2011
    Just wanted to say hi to everyone here, this is the first time i have owned chickens. We had rabbits for a while but they mysteriously passed away about a year ago. We live in the country and i suspect the area was "treated" for rabbits. . . Since we buy a lot of eggs and know that chickens are a bit heartier, we thought we would invest in a few. I'm not sure of the breed, mixed i guess, we have 5 and i've grown fond of the black one as she has a lovely shade of green tinge in her feathers. she lays green/blue eggs, unlike the others which are always white. she has a black beak and slender head and when she runs, she keeps her head down and looks like a dragster [​IMG] hence my username!

    I came across the forum while researching whether or not lime might be harmful or not as the farm we live on has been leased now and the new owner is planting the whole lot in maze. they have just completely covered our place in lime yesterday. luckily they were in the coup as we were planning an overnight trip, but have just let them out now. looks like we should be safe with the lime around the area. it's interesting to see that others use lime to control smell from other animals too. that's handy to know.

    anyway nice to meet everyone.

  2. Chic-n-farmer

    Chic-n-farmer Showers of Blessings

    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]
  3. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Crowing

    Mar 26, 2011
    Upper Peninsula Michigan
    Hi dragsterchicken, and welcome to BYC from michigan [​IMG]

    Love your name, your chicken sounds like a gem. Does she have cheek muffs?
  4. [​IMG] [​IMG] from WA. glad you joined us!
  5. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer Premium Member

    May 11, 2010
  6. Howdy from Austin, Texas.
  7. OregonChickenGal

    OregonChickenGal Songster

    Jul 26, 2010
    Central Oregon
    [​IMG] from Oregon!

  8. greymane

    greymane Songster

    Jun 2, 2011
    Snyder County, PA
    [​IMG] from the Finger Lakes of New York! Very happy to have you aboard!

  9. CrestedGirl

    CrestedGirl Polish Obsessed

    Mar 7, 2011
    Fort Worth, Tx
    [​IMG] & [​IMG] From North Texas [​IMG] So glad you joined us [​IMG]
  10. S&N Livestock

    S&N Livestock Songster

    Mar 17, 2009
    southern ohio
    [​IMG] from Ohio

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