New Member From Arizona!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by countrygirl74, Oct 19, 2012.

  1. countrygirl74

    countrygirl74 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 19, 2012
    Northern Arizona
    Hi everyone! I have been on here many times finding answers to my billions of questions and finally took the time to join! I grew up having various livestock but was too young to remember how to actually take care of them all. So, now that I have kids of my own and our area finally got zoned after all these years, I decided to get some chickens and I'm so excited!
    Unfortunately, I have a mean neighbor who is not at all excited that we are zoned for chickens (and roosters!) and has been complaining to us every day that we're out building our coop - kind of put a damper on things but I'm trying not to let him bother me.
    First day it was, "You better not be getting roosters because I don't DO roosters"
    Second day, "You're not building an eyesore of a coop from recycled wood are you?"
    Third day, "You know I'm downwind from you - you're going to keep it clean right?"
    Funny thing is - he has the most trashed yard on the street - old cars, tons of weeds and even a washing machine sitting in his front yard, which I have never complained about, nor care - we live in the country! Grrrr.....

    My youngest daughter hatched an egg in an incubator that turned out to be a beautiful (now about 18 weeks old) Rhode Island Red rooster. The other 3 eggs she had either weren't fertilized or didn't make it. So, we picked out 3 other chicks from someone in town that had hatched about a week later. They turned out to be a Speckled Sussex hen, a Silver Laced Wyandotte hen, and a White Rock Roo. Since we only ended up with 2 hens, we decided to build a big coop and order some more!
    Our new babies all arrived at 6a.m. this morning at the post office (from Ideal Poultry) and we picked them up right away. Unfortunately, our 2 mallard ducks that we ordered were dead when we opened the box and 1 of the 2 Pekin ducks that I ordered passed away in my arms a couple hours later. So, that was very disappointing. I now have 1 baby Pekin and the following baby chicks:
    (and yes, they are all named) [​IMG]
    2 Black Australorps (Ninja & Shimmer)
    2 Barred Rocks (Mayflower & Pocahontas)
    1 Speckled Sussex (Cookie)
    2 Ameraucanas (Chubby & Chipmunk)
    1 Blue Silkie (Disco) *my daughter's special chick
    1 Red Silkie (Snuffleupagus) *one of my son's special chick
    1 White Silkie (Cloud)
    1 Black Marans (Falcon) *my other son's special chick

    Ducks: (we are replacing the ones that didn't make it) - ordered from Metzers as they let us get small amounts
    2 Pekins - Ping & Yangtze (from my favorite children's book)
    2 Rouens - Kumalie & Ava

    Thanks for letting me share and thanks for all the great information on here!!!
  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Dec 22, 2009
    [​IMG] Hope to see you in the duck section [​IMG]
  3. Big A Chickens

    Big A Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 29, 2012
    Palmetto, Georgia
    Hi and :welcome So glad you joined us!!! :weee
  4. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

    Jun 28, 2011
    Rep of Ireland
    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined us!
  5. Red Barn Farms

    Red Barn Farms ~Friendly Fowl~

    Apr 12, 2012
    Kentucky Heartland
    Hello and welcome from Kentucky. We're very happy you joined!

  6. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

    Jun 4, 2010
    My Coop
    :frow & :welcome from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
  7. Sally Sunshine

    Sally Sunshine Cattywampus Angel <straightens Halo> Premium Member Project Manager

    Aug 23, 2012
    My Coop
  8. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Greetings from Kansas and a VERY belated [​IMG]! Happy you joined our community. Best of luck with your wonderful mix of chicks!
  9. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 8, 2012
    Northern California
    [​IMG] from California! I'd rather listen to a rooster crow any day rather than my neighbor's barking dogs! Your neighbor sounds like a real piece of work. I'm sorry your ducks didn't make it how sad.
  10. jbirds2012

    jbirds2012 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 14, 2012
    paicines, ca.

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