New member in SW Missouri

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by carole1102, Sep 6, 2010.

  1. carole1102

    carole1102 Hatching

    Sep 6, 2010
    Hey, all! Found the website this morning, trying to find out whether I can feed my basil clippings to my little banty chickens (answer is yes). I've had them about a year and still a little sketchy about what they can and should not eat. I'm semi-retired, moved here from Detroit 3 years ago. I'm a loyal subscriber to Countryside magazine and have always dreamed about living a self-sufficient life. My son raises chickens and there is nothing in the world like a fresh egg for breakfast. When I lived in Michigan I used to tease about writing a book about raising chickens on the balcony. Last year, my kids' dad, who is a rabid chicken-ista, built a beautiful little coop, brought it down on the back of his pickup, along with some chickens from his flock. I have 5 bantam hens--2 silver sebrights, 2 vowerks and a mystery chicken--bigger than the others, but a big wuss. I live in a small town, so wanted a low-profile coop. Unfortunately I have a corner lot, so nothing is secret here. One of the sebrights seemed to have a stroke a couple of months ago. I thought about putting her down, but she seems to be thriving now and I just don't have the heart. She doesn't go up the ramp into the coop anymore, so I guess when the weather turns cold, I should do something about her

    Looks like a fun community. Looking forward to "meeting" some of you!
  2. Muggsmagee

    Muggsmagee Menagerie Mama

    Dec 15, 2009
    Central NY
    Hello from Central NY! [​IMG] Good luck with your Sebright.
  3. Cats Critters

    Cats Critters Completely Indecisive

  4. tobin123

    tobin123 Songster

    Mar 4, 2009
    [​IMG] and hello Indiana
  5. Gallo del Cielo

    Gallo del Cielo La Gallina Resort & Spa

    May 6, 2010
    My Coop
    Hello from Tucson, AZ and [​IMG] You're going to like this site.

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