New from NJ

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Pack Mom, Apr 11, 2012.

  1. Pack Mom

    Pack Mom Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello, I'm Dorothy and my husband is Matt, we live in NJ with our five dogs, 1 cat and 9 new baby chicks. We are new to being parents of baby chicks. Our girls are; 2 Buff Orpingtons (Peaches & Honey), 2 Rhode Island Reds (Carol Burnett & Lucille Ball), 2 Ameraucanas (Winona & Daphne), 2 Barred Rocks (Thin "Lizzy" & Joan Jett) and 1 Polish Top Hat (Phyllis Diller). Our neighbor had chickens when I was young and I spent a lot time around them but this is our first time raising our own flock.

    We decided to add chickens to our family for eggs - we try to have a very natural life style so providing fresh eggs for us and our dogs was important. They are currently eating organic starter mix and their enclosure (inside our training room) has a plot of grass and a wood log. We built their coop from recycled wood pallets. Matt is adding a pulley system to the ramp and we will teach our one border collie to pull the rope to open and close the door.

    I have been reading posts and learning a lot of great information from this group and look forward to participating for a long time.

    Dorothy
     
  2. ghillie

    ghillie Hen Pecked

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  3. greymane

    greymane Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. DDNONIN2016

    DDNONIN2016 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello and welcome from Ohio....glad you joined us. Best of luck with your new chicks
     
  5. NajmoNests

    NajmoNests Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Dorothy welcome friom E. Central MN. [​IMG]
     
  6. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and :welcome from Ohio. So glad you joined. :thumbsup
     
  7. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Welcome to BYC.
     
  8. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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  9. Aeropennchick

    Aeropennchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello and welcome from the Gettysburg, PA area! My family is from NJ, and my mom once had a chicken. She used to make me come home from college and catch it when it escaped. So I have some made-in-Trenton chicken tackling skills!
     
  10. Fluffballs

    Fluffballs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Glad you joined! I like your chick's names! [​IMG]
     

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