New mama to new Cleveland City Chickens

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Jamie Molihan, Apr 14, 2018.

  1. Jamie Molihan

    Jamie Molihan Songster

    Apr 13, 2018
    B790F707-25AC-4A46-ADB2-C02345F33BCE.jpeg 6E19B388-6CD1-4877-948F-30DEA372ECC4.jpeg 7E89788D-1E14-46B1-89E7-41058E49C3C8.jpeg 51C45E98-DE0A-4E4B-A22E-FCF4A4969B5A.jpeg E5AE3207-4D8E-4378-AFE1-CA6448DEC58A.jpeg ACAA1DC9-9DB6-45C6-91D3-B73E139C0EE6.jpeg D6409004-0AEA-4B94-A959-B434C464BBCC.jpeg 12F1BB43-22C7-4140-B140-BF0F6B33929E.jpeg i live nearly smack in the center of the CLE and I love it, but I never thought that I would be able to have my own chicks while I lived in the city. Then I bought a house in a Latino community and there were city chickens all over the place. Beautiful homes and yards, lots of laughing kids and proud parents and vegi gardens and chickens! It blew my mind. Years later I move again and after years of wanting a chicken I finally have some. Originally I only wanted a chicken, but they don’t come that way at the TSP, so six it was. I got what they told me was a Silkie (I think it might be an actual bird, like a yard bird)I named Napoleon, two Isa Browns named Henrietta and Hildegard, and one Cornish Rock cross that I named Enchilada. I also gave my wonderful neighbor an Isa Brown And a Cornish. We have four cats (DJ Screw, Shwanky, Kira, and Eddie) and one dog named Jessica. The cats love herding the chicks about the house but Jessica just wants to eat them. We are all having some level of anxiety about processing Enchilada and the neighbor’s Cross, ranging from emotional discomfort to all out dread, anxiety and crying. We love our guy, so it’s is hard to think of him as food. I am sure he will be delicious though. I really didn’t think that I would be the nervous about raising my chickens, but their behavior has m both laughing and scared out of my mind most of the time.
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  2. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

    Jul 31, 2015
    Houston, TX
    My Coop
    :yesss:We are glad you joined our flock.
    Jump right in and make yourself at home.
    Did you know you were buying a meat bird when you bought the Cornish X?
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  3. Jamie Molihan

    Jamie Molihan Songster

    Apr 13, 2018
    Kind of, I thought it was more a choice of whether or not we wanted to make it a meat bird. I wanted a roo to protect my girls from predators. I then learned a lot more about this kind of chicken and realized that it’s life is going to be short no matter what I want, also I learned we aren’t actually allowed to have roosters in CLE. I researched way to make him not want to crow, as not to disturb my new neighbors, but it looks like we are going to eat him and his brother. I am sure I am going to be a squealing shaky mess by the time it’s all said and done. For now I just make sure he is cuddled and loved and babied. He is the favorite around here. My Silkie has four toes, pail skin and no fluffs. She...or he...does have feathered feet though.
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  4. N F C

    N F C is it nap time yet?

    Dec 12, 2013

    Nice intro, thanks for including photos! Best of luck come processing day (I've never done it).

    In case you would like to chat with other members in OH, here's a link to your state thread:

    Thanks for joining us!
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  5. 007Sean

    007Sean Addict

    Oct 25, 2015
    South Central Texas
    Howdy :frow Welcome to Backyard Chickens. Glad to have you join us.
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  6. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

    Jan 30, 2015
    Hi and welcome to BYC

    Here’s a good link where you’ll find lots of information on almost every aspect of keeping chickens - from coop building ideas, to incubating eggs -

    There’s a link on the page above to the Learning Centre - it’s a great resource. If you have a specific topic in mind, just type it in the search box - there's a wealth of information on past and present threads.

    Each week, various topics are discussed, which can also be a great resource -

    Best wishes

    Pork Pie
  7. Joeschooks

    Joeschooks Just clucking around

    Feb 7, 2018
    Hampshire, UK
    My Coop
    :welcome Welcome to the flock :thumbsup
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Post photos of your "unknown" chicks at "what breed or gender is this." :welcome
  9. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams

    G'Day from down under Jamie :frowWelcome!

    I hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun.

    Please do check out the Topic of the Week discussions Pork Pie mentioned. I have found these to be a great resource, informative and sometimes entertaining.

    Great pics! :clap If you would like to share more Pictures and Stories of your flock and/or other critters, you have come to the right place. BYC’ers never tire of these and do not back away slowly or commence eye rolling when the photo album or home videos come out ;)

    Including your general location on your profile will assist others. Location, climate, season etc can be important factors when members are responding to any questions you may have and vice versa.

    This is a link to the forum Diva mentioned:
  10. Jetblack2004

    Jetblack2004 Free Ranging

    Feb 22, 2016
    South East England
    My Coop
    Great intro!! :thumbsup

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