New here and hi!

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by arlee453, Aug 13, 2007.

  1. arlee453

    arlee453 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 13, 2007
    near Charlotte NC
    Just wanted to introduce ourselves (me and my chickens, that is...)

    I've wanted chickens since I was a little girl and used to help the neighbors at our out-of-town rental house collect eggs from their small flock. FINALLY talked DH into gettin' me some chickies! We live in central NC.

    We have 8 babies, 1 week old today. 2 of each: Dominques, Golden Campine, Gold Wyandotte and silver wyandotte. Ordered them from Meyer Hatchery and got them before they were 24 hrs old and they took right off. They are VERY cute and the kids love them already. We've already had a ball watching 'chicken TV' and they are so sweet and very tolerant of being handled - they already know people = food, so I figure that's a good sign to keep them reasonably tame.

    I have them in my outbuilding right now in a brooder pen until they are old enough to go outside. I'll have to post some pics when I get a chance.

    When they go out in a few week, I have a chick-N-Barn with a Chick-n-yard attached ready for them. The coop is a bit small, but they will mostly be free range in our backyard, which has a 4' high chain link fence. I'm HOPING they won't try to fly over the fence TOO much and annoy the neighbors, or I'll have to build them a larger run and coop and keep them up. The area fenced is about 1 acre, so they will have lots of room to do their chicken things.

    Anyway, looking forward to getting to know some more backyard chicken folks! I am looking for ideas on a reasonably weather proof feeder, but will post that over in the other category.

    Susan
     
  2. cheapcheap_jeepjeep

    cheapcheap_jeepjeep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Welcome to the group of chicken lovers.
     
  3. eggcetra_farms

    eggcetra_farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yea! Another chicken nut to hang out with! Welcome to the group.
     
  4. CtlisencedArborist

    CtlisencedArborist Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hiya![​IMG]
     
  5. silkiebeginer

    silkiebeginer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi Susan, I am Jennifer. I am also pretty new here. Been here a week or so. I am in KY. I just hatched out 18 out of 20 fertile eggs I bought from Meyer Hatchery. They are doing great. Lively and eat good. They are just about 4 or 5 days old. Welcome and i hope you enjoy it here.

    Jennifer
     
  6. BeckyLa

    BeckyLa Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2007
    N. Louisiana
    [​IMG] Welcome to BYC!!
     
  7. equine chick

    equine chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 9, 2007
    pennsylvania
    Welcome to byc and in case you wondering we love to see pics of your chicks!
     
  8. greenacre

    greenacre Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello from Michigan!!!

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  9. beameuplord

    beameuplord Out Of The Brooder

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    Welcome susan! I've been a member since May and I live just up the road in Morganton.

    I have a pair of silkies and one golden lace cochin. they are just pets.

    TJ
     
  10. MayberrySaint

    MayberrySaint Chillin' Out

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    Welcome to a great forum from another TarHeel...[​IMG]
     

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