New here and new to chickens

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Ren2014, Jan 27, 2014.

  1. Ren2014

    Ren2014 Blessed Beyond Hope Premium Member

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    Hello everyone,

    Even though I have a bad childhood memory of being attacked by chickens when trying to get to my Grandpa's out house, I have always wanted chickens. I purchased my first chickens through mail order and they are 1 1/2 weeks old now. I say "I" they are my husband's and mine but he wasn't as thrilled in getting them as I am:)

    Originally I ordered 18 chickens but later decided that would be too many so I cancelled 6 for just a total of 12. 6 Barred Rocks and 6 Amercaunas. ROOKIE mistake no. 1.... We received TWENTY ONE. Three of the warmer chicks died and we now have 18. I have no clue what the yellow ones are.

    I learned about BYC through Pinterest when I was researching coops, etc.

    My husband and I live on 26 acres in Texas with two stock tanks, Black Angus cattle, a horse, two miniature donkeys, 2 Great Pyrenees, 11 ducks (new also), 18 chickens, 2 French Bulldogs and 1 Tonkinese cat. He manages a Propane Company and I work for the state. Our animals are our children.

    I'm excited to be here and eager to learn. Thank you for providing this forum and to all of you I hope to learn from:)

    Peace,
    Ren2014

    "Money will buy a pretty dog, but it won't buy the wag of his tail." Josh Billings
     
  2. BrickWall Honey

    BrickWall Honey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome in, nice grouping you have
     
  3. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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    Hi there, [​IMG] and welcome to BYC!

    I too can remember being attacked by the resident Leghorn rooster when I was a child at my grandparents place, collecting the hens eggs! That Leghorn seemed huge at the time and I remember my cousin and I thinking that one day he would surly catch us and eat us for dinner!! [​IMG] But I suppose it was this memory as a child that kept me going to someday own my own chickens.

    Great to have you aboard and enjoy BYC!
     
  4. chickencuddler

    chickencuddler Out Of The Brooder

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    Welcome, those yellow ones could be brahmas, Orringtons, or leghorns.
     
  5. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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  6. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC - good luck with your many projects.
     
  7. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
  8. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

    Alright [​IMG] great to have you join us here [​IMG]
     
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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