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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by justthemomforthejob, May 16, 2011.

  1. justthemomforthejob

    justthemomforthejob Hatching

    May 16, 2011

    I am new to the group and live in North Texas, near Dallas. Hubby and I have 8 children and are hoping to adopt a sibling group of three children from foster care this year.

    I started raising chickens when my dear friend gave me four hens and a rooster about 6 months ago. (2 RIR hens and the roo is a RIR...not sure what the black hen with red speckles is...any ideas?) I am really enjoying having them. Can't get our rooster to fertilize and the hens won't sit so I purchased 25 chicks recently. 10 Buff Orps and 15 mixed breed chicks. Started a new addition to the coop for all of the new additions and it is coming along well. I DO NOT do snakes so am making it completely snake-proof which requires some extra work...totally worth it though, in my opinion. Also has to be predator proof as we live on the edge of the State Park and a nature preserve so many predators around...coyotes, foxes, opossums, skunks, etc.

    Hope to learn a lot from you more experienced folks!

  2. mamawolf544

    mamawolf544 Unbreakable Heart

    Apr 29, 2009
    alvarado, Tx
    [​IMG] from Texas. I am in the Alvarado area myself.
    And I have plenty of extra roos if you need one. All the unwanted roos come to my farm to live. [​IMG]
  3. txhomegrown

    txhomegrown Songster

    Dec 18, 2010
    Como, TX
    [​IMG] I am northeast of Dallas. You found a great place for info and help here at BYC.
  4. VerdaMaeFarms

    VerdaMaeFarms Hatching

    May 16, 2011
    Euless, TX
    I'm brand new here and also in the DFW area! My hubby and I are researching away and eager to get our coop constructed and our chicks home! Looking forward to learning from all the experience here.
  5. AZBootsie

    AZBootsie Songster

    Nov 10, 2010
    Congress, AZ
    My Coop
  6. Chicken.Lytle

    Chicken.Lytle Songster

    Oct 19, 2010
    Montgomery County, TX
    Welcome to BYC! You have come to the coolest place on the internet for chicken knowledge.

    I started with chickens last summer and the people of BYC have been great. This year I have tried hatching and buying chicks for even more chickeny joy. Please visit my BYC Page for my blog links that you may find informative or amusing.
  7. Attack Chicken

    Attack Chicken [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Hu

    Sep 25, 2008
    Indianapolis, IN
    [​IMG] from Indiana!!!! [​IMG]

  8. Desert Rooster

    Desert Rooster El Gallo Del Desierto

    Sep 4, 2010
    Hesperia, Ca
    Hello [​IMG] from Hesperia,CA and [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
  9. MSDeb

    MSDeb Songster

    Welcome to BYC, glad you decided to join us. Good luck with your birds.
  10. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Crowing

    Aug 3, 2007
    Oberlin, OH
    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from Ohio. So glad you joined. [​IMG]

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