New from Montana

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by ckendall, Oct 11, 2009.

  1. ckendall

    ckendall New Egg

    Oct 11, 2009
    Hi, what a great website and forum!! Our whole family loves to raise chickens. In 2004, we bought 4 bantam chicks and we've been hooked ever since. Our intent with the original birds was to control grasshoppers in our backyard and to provide pets for our twin boys. Now we have 11 chickens, most of which are layers. We still have one of the original bantam hens. She is now over 5 years old. How long do chickens live, anyway!? Anyway, we enjoy our chickens for insect control and eggs. But, most importantly, they are just fun to have around. -Craig
  2. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    [​IMG] from Washington

    Glad your here.

    My book says chickens can live to 20yo, but that would be very rare if accurate.

  3. AkTomboy

    AkTomboy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 21, 2009
    DJ, Alaska
    [​IMG] [​IMG] from Alaska
  4. justbugged

    justbugged Head of the Night Crew for WA State

    Jan 27, 2009
    A warm welcome from Western Washington State. [​IMG]
  5. eggsrcool

    eggsrcool Sussex Fanatic

    [​IMG] from England! Glad to have you here! [​IMG] [​IMG]
  6. HarlansHollowFarms

    HarlansHollowFarms bana-bhuidseach anns gára

    Jan 16, 2009
    [​IMG] from Montana

    Where are you?
  7. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    Hi Craig! [​IMG] from S. Florida! Its great to have you here with us!
    Aren't chickens great?! Enjoy!!
  8. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

    Jul 24, 2009
  9. BabaYaga

    BabaYaga Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 12, 2009
    Blue Ridge Mountains
    Welcome from a fellow newbie! My daughters volunteer at a living history museum where the unofficial mascot for many years was a Appenzeller Spitzhauben rooster named Fritz. He was at least 8 years old when he died, they say of old age. He was a sweetie who let all the visitors handle him.

  10. Ol'FashionHen

    Ol'FashionHen Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 24, 2008
    The South
    [​IMG] from KY

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