New member from Santa Cruz Cty, CA

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by FrancaV, May 6, 2011.

  1. FrancaV

    FrancaV New Egg

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    Hi, all,

    I meant for my first post to be this introduction, but I kind of got blind-sided today so I posted in another thread about my chick's crossed beak first.

    I'm a brand new chick owner. My uncle has chickens and several friends have chickens and I've wanted chickens for awhile but my husband has been resistant to the idea. A perfect solution presented itself when one of my friends offered to let me keep my chicks at her place. I can learn from her and see how the Great Chicken Experiment goes before trying to convince my husband to have some at home next year. [​IMG] My friend's place is less than ten minutes from mine and I was going over there most days anyway because it's where I also keep my horse. It wouldn't be terribly inconvenient to keep my chickens there forever but I do think it would be nice to have them at home. We'll see ....

    Anyway, I got four Ameraucana/EE chicks four weeks ago and they've been delightful. I just got them to be laying hens - not interested in breeding - and while I'd love to have blue-green eggs I'll be happy with whatever they give me. I don't know if the forum will let me post photos yet, but I'll give it a try. Here they are at 4 or 5 days old. This is a shot from behind that shows their coloring. I tried to get a pic from the front that showed all four, but there was always one grooming or facing the other way, LOL!

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    I really need to take some new photos ... I have some more recent ones on my cell phone but they're not very good. The chicks are much bigger now and have nearly all of their feathers!

    Franca
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    Eowyn, Rosie, Kiwi and Arwen
     
  2. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Welcome to BYC.
     
  3. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Very cute chicks [​IMG]
     
  4. Unclebean

    Unclebean Rest in Peace 1977-2013

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    [​IMG] from Pennsylvania! We are glad you joined!
     
  5. KansasBoy

    KansasBoy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] from Kansas!
     
  6. terrilhb

    terrilhb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] from Ga.
     
  7. Dunkopf

    Dunkopf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That wall looks mighty interesting to them. Welcome to BYC. Is Santa Cruz City the same as Santa Cruz? I lived in San Jose and visited Santa Cruz at least once a week. Got a kick out of them putting the Boardwalk in Lost Boys.
     
  8. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from Ohio. So glad you joined. Great pics. [​IMG]
     
  9. MSDeb

    MSDeb Chillin' With My Peeps

    Welcome to BYC, glad you decided to join us. Good luck with your birds. Cute pic.
     
  10. white01

    white01 Brady Brook Poultry

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    [​IMG] [​IMG] from Maine
     

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