New Clucking Addict

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by 808momof4, Feb 22, 2019.

  1. 808momof4

    808momof4 Songster

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    Aloha! We are new to raising chickens, but I have ALWAYS wanted to. I'm mom to 4 children, 2 dogs, 2 cats, fish and now nine 10 day old chicks. We live in Pacific Palisades, Hawaii on a perimeter lot. Our backyard ends and conservation land begins. My husband is a contractor, so we plan to build our own coop and nesting boxes. I want to free range as much as possible, but before I do that want to keep them in a run until they are coop trained at night (or else my 60 year old mango tree will become their home ).

    All 6 of us are so in love with these little chicks. We bought 8 at first thinking that if any are Roosters we'd still have a fair number. But as we were leaving, Waimanalo Feed offered us a small chick that wasn't thriving. I'm happy to report that after about 48 hours of babying, Bernadette is doing SO WELL and has just the sweetest temperament.

    As we are so new to this, I'm addicted to researching everything I can. I'm so excited to be in this group and plan to pick your brains a LOT. So, apologies ahead of time.
     
  2. DobieLover

    DobieLover Easily distracted by chickens

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    Hello and welcome to BYC! :frow Glad you joined.
    Pick away!
    I'd get hubby working on that coop pronto. Those little cuties grow super fast!
     
  3. A_Fowl_Guy

    A_Fowl_Guy Wildlife Biologist

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    :yesss: :welcome :yesss:
    Welcome to our eggcelent flock here at BYC
     
  4. Brahmachicken240

    Brahmachicken240 Free Ranging

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    Welcome to BYC :frow:welcome
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  5. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

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  6. Bamabexchicks

    Bamabexchicks Free Ranging

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    Aloha to you! Happy to have you join us here a Byc, lots of great people here to help you with any questions and give assistance in emergency situations. Lots of information about cops in the forums too!
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  7. Callender Girl

    Callender Girl Songster

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    Congratulations on finally owning chickens. And, it's great news about Bernadette!

    No need to apologize for any questions. Most folks here are more than happy to share when they have answers. Welcome to the group, and happy chicken adventures!!!
     
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  8. GotCoop

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    Neat. Do you get your chicks locally or are they shipped?
     
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  9. Chick-N-Fun

    Chick-N-Fun Almy Acres Farm

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    Howdy! :frow Welcome to our FUNomenal community! Best wishes and have lots of fun! :ya
     
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  10. 808momof4

    808momof4 Songster

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    Thanks, EVERYONE, for the really warm welcome! We have a mix of Rhode Island Reds, White Leghorns, Red Sexlinks, Silver Lace Wyandottes, Americaunas, and Buff Orpingtons. I basically let my 4 girls pick 2 each.
     
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