New member from Louisville, KY

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Thomolli, Apr 14, 2016.

  1. Hey there all! Happy to be here at BYC!

    I have been wanting to get some chickens of my own for the longest time but just never got around to it. On April Fools day I happened to be at Rural King picking up dog food and they had chicks and I had no hubby with me to tell me no so, I took the plunge and purchased the 5 hens that I am allowed in my yard.

    After picking one from each occupied bin I ended up with a Barred Rock (Roxie), a Buff Orpington (Buffy), a Red Cross (Tootsie), an Isa Brown (Penny), and a White Leghorn (Henrietta). Well, I don't know how it is for other folks but I'm gonna tell you I love these danged chickens and bizarrely so does the DH! It has been amazing watching them grow so much in the past two weeks and seeing their little personalities start to show. They have out grown their first box and almost the second and they are feathering out nicely.

    It won't be long and they will be able to move outside. I can't wait for them to have a nice big home to play in. We live in an urban, historic district but are lucky enough to have almost a 1/4 acre lot so the DH is going to build them a chicken palace to live in. Then we are going to throw them a Coming Out party!

    Thankfully, this site exists and I have been able to read up on keeping our girls safe. It never occurred to me how many predators we actually have in an urban setting! We will be building a coop soon that I hope does the job keeping stuff out.

    We have 4 dogs that we have been socializing the chickens with and they seem to be ok with them. One of them is a 5.5 lb Chihuahua something mix, the smallest of the bunch and he has appointed himself "Official Chicken Dog". He lays outside their door and guards them from the other dogs. Not that the other dogs are doing anything other than try to see them. He just doesn't want them near. While that is all cute and everything I don't trust that they don't all look at my girls and see little chicken nuggets running around. So they will never be trusted to be alone with the girls outside their coop.
  2. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

    It sounds like you are off to a great start with your new little flock. Nice mix of breeds, glad to hear you are enjoying them.

    You might enjoy meeting other members in KY...just type Kentucky in the search box and your state thread should show up.

    It's nice to have you here!
  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to BYC - glad that you have joined us. Everything seems to be going well so far, which is great. I hope that you enjoy both your chickens and being a member of BYC.

    Best wishes
  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
  5. Spookwriter

    Spookwriter Overrun With Chickens

    Feb 23, 2010
    Ain't nothing like starting big, Thomolli. Hope you and
    your husband (and the dogs) enjoy the fun of chicken

    Take a good look around the forums, and just jump in
    anywhere. We're here to help if you need, or better yet
    just tell us the journey goes.

  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture

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