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New guy with chickens in Indiana

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Swim Skinny, Oct 8, 2012.

  1. Swim Skinny

    Swim Skinny Out Of The Brooder

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    I've been checking out the site for the past 5 months and finally registered today. I'm from NW Central Indiana, near Purdue University. I started raising chicks this year for the first when I found out my mother was diagnosed with breast cancer. Growing up in the hippie communes of the Midwest, we grew up with wholistic values and always wanted to raise chickens for the eggs....finally, we did it!! We have 12 Rhode Island Reds, 4 Blue Breasted Reds, 2 Buff Orpingtons, 3 Ameraucana, and 1 Silverlace Wyndotte. We just started getting a few eggs forms the BBRs. Building the coop has been a blast while watching the chicks grow into mature birds. I love the site...thanks for having me!!

    Best Regards,

    Swimmy
     
  2. jbirds2012

    jbirds2012 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    sorry about your mom
     
  3. mychickenbrood

    mychickenbrood Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi and welcome. It is a great site. I don't post a lot, but am trying to do more. I have raised about four groups of day olds, but never bred them. Now I am starting.

    You sound like you have a nice mix. Good luck!
     
  4. Big A Chickens

    Big A Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi and [​IMG] So glad you joined us!!![​IMG]
     
  5. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] Sorry to hear about your mom.
     
  6. Fierlin1182

    Fierlin1182 powered-flight

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    Hi and :welcome

    That's awesome that you finally got some chickens! And congrats on your eggs. :D
    Sorry to hear about your mom though.

    I hope you find all the info you need here, and enjoy the site! :frow
     
  7. kidcody

    kidcody Overrun With Chickens

    [​IMG] [​IMG] from washington state glad you joined us!
     
  8. Red Barn Farms

    Red Barn Farms ~Friendly Fowl~

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    Hi, welcome to BYC from Kentucky.



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  9. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, Swimmy, and [​IMG]! Happy you joined our community. Sorry to hear about your mother - that has to be rough. Best of luck to you and have fun with your poultry!!
     
  10. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    :frow & :welcome from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
     

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