New Girl

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by cherwill, Jun 27, 2010.

  1. cherwill

    cherwill Songster

    Jun 27, 2010
    McPherson, KS
    Hi everyone. I'm not so much a girl as middle aged and married. We have two dogs, no kids, and somehow ended up with chickens this year. A boy was staying with us until May and he bought his girlfriend a chicken. Of course she couldn't have it at home. My husband and I had been talking about how much we'd like to have a few chickens, so we let them keep it here. I told them they had to get another since chickens shouldn't be alone. Then DH & I ended up getting four more. Our Weimaraner, Gypsy, got hold of the second chicken (barred Plymouth Rock) before we got the permanent coop and yard set up. [​IMG] The original chicken, a Rhode Island Red, turned out to be a roo. He's gorgeous! The other four we got were two Buff Orps, a Production Red and a Black Australorp. Yesterday, a co-worker of DH's brought over three more Black Australorps his kids were tired of, so now we have a flock of 8. We had no idea how entertaining chickens can be. My niece loves them and the neighbors think they're pretty cool.

    I'm already learning plenty from reading the forum and decided it's time to stop lurking and introduce myself.


  2. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    Hi Cheryl, [​IMG] [​IMG] They are SOOOOO addicting! [​IMG] [​IMG]
  3. Rebel Rooster

    Rebel Rooster I Will Love! :)

    Jun 29, 2009
    Central SC
    My Coop
    Ohhh! You're hooked now! It's all over for ya... go ahead and build a bigger coop... get an incubator,,, brooder, and start studying right here on BYC on how to incubate and hatch your eggs... [​IMG]
  4. momonator

    momonator In the Brooder

    Jan 16, 2010
    Welcome to the wonderful and mysterious world of chickens! I found out recently that my daughters (35 & 40) were telling their cousins that thanks to my chickens my blood pressure is under control and I don't need medication to keep me sane! I got my "babies" mid Jan 2010.[​IMG]
  5. Chickaholic

    Chickaholic Songster

    Apr 21, 2010
    Snohomish, Wa
    [​IMG] From Washington!!
  6. cherwill

    cherwill Songster

    Jun 27, 2010
    McPherson, KS
    Thanks for the welcomes!

    I can already see how addicting these little critters are. They are so much fun to watch and especially to feed. It makes sense they would help with blood pressure -- how can you stay stressed when your chickens are so ridiculously excited to see you?!
  7. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

    Feb 24, 2009
    Strasburg Ohio
    Hello and welcome....

    I started with three little pullets (girl chicks), and now I have 20! How did that happen??!! LOL I am a chick-a-holic for sure......

    Sounds like you're really enjoying them! They are addicting!

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