New guy from NC...

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by brx017, Jun 9, 2011.

  1. brx017

    brx017 Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 11, 2011
    Taylorsville, NC
    Hey yall, what's up? Been lurking around on here for a few weeks, and I finally decided to introduce myself.

    My name's Brooks, and I live in the small town of Taylorsville, NC. My lovely wife Natalie is 35 weeks pregnant with our first child, a little girl we're naming Delia Hope. Oh, and I cant forget about my sidekick Toby, our Westie.

    I thought, what better time to get chickens than when my wife is 8 months pregnant! I mean, it's not like we have enough going on, right? ...So, here we are. I adopted some bantams from a friend. I currently have a silkie bantam pair... Moe and Flossie Mae, and a bantam cochin pullet named Ethel. They live in my grandmaw's 50+ year old outhouse that I moved to my house and converted to a coop.

    I will share some pictures of my outhouse coop and flock as soon as I am able.

    Later, Brx
  2. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Welcome to BYC.
  3. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 3, 2007
    Oberlin, OH
    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from Ohio. So glad you joined. [​IMG]
  4. ADozenGirlz

    ADozenGirlz The Chicken Chick[IMG]emojione/assets/png/00ae.png

    Oct 18, 2009
    Hello and [​IMG] from Connecticut! The good news is: chickens are a lot less work than babies AND even a rooster will let ya sleep through the night! Best wishes with your new bundle of joy coming- they're the best (kind of like chickens in that you'll wonder what took you so long to get one!).
  5. Chickencoop1996

    Chickencoop1996 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 28, 2011
    southern nh
  6. Janie1972

    Janie1972 Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 7, 2011
    Hi Brooks, welcome, I am new too! I just got my first 4 chickens last Monday and I LOVE them. I have a Westie also, named Gizmo. Good luck to you and your wife [​IMG]
  7. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

    Jun 4, 2010
    My Coop
    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama.
  8. brx017

    brx017 Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 11, 2011
    Taylorsville, NC
    Quote:How does Gizmo do with your chickens? Toby tried to get one when I introduced them to him one day (while they were in the brooder still)... Luckily I had a good grip on his collar, since I didnt trust him. He didnt get ahold of it, but it was close. I scolded him and he sat still after that, but he was licking his lips the whole time, haha.

    A few weeks later I put them outside in a temporary pen made from scrap 2x4 fencing a friend gave me. The chicks could go in and out through it if they wanted. Toby made a lot of laps around the pen, sniffing like crazy. I would fuss at him and he would just lay down and stare at them. After about 2 weeks I started letting them free range in the evenings while Toby was outside. He would try to walk up and sniff them, but they would run away of course. I would yell "leave it", so he wouldnt chase them. After about a week of that, he lost interest in them. Now when I go let them out in the evenings, Toby walks right past them to go find something to chase in the woods! It's funny, I thought he would harass them, especially since they're just bantams. Now they're somewhat used to him. They dont run away in a panic when he's nearby, but they keep moving.
  9. dreamer5577

    dreamer5577 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 16, 2011
  10. NonnasBabies

    NonnasBabies Muddy Acre Farms Premium Member

    Sep 20, 2009
    On the Farm!
    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Louisiana!

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