New member, long time lurker, so many chicks!

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

  1. goldfinches

    goldfinches Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi, I've been to this forum many times while researching my new chickens. I decided it was time to register.

    I live in the mid-Atlantic region with my DH and 3 little girls. I have a large yellow lab, a fish and 16 chickens. Yes, 16. I'm new to chickens, just began mothering them this year. I have 6 red stars who are 8 weeks old. My other chicks are 3 weeks old. I have one Welsummer, 2 EE's, 2 Barred Plymouth Rocks and 2 BO's. I have 1 Roo, a BPR. He's a stinker already.

    My older girls have been outside in their coop and free ranging for the past 3 weeks. The younger ones really want to join them, but we don't have electricity run to the coop yet for their heat lamp.

    We converted a HD wooden shed to a coop, my husband is amazing! The only thing we have left to do is create a run. I didn't want to do this, but am concerned that they will tear up my garden. Plus, we live on a busy road. Although they are far away from it, I would hate for one to get too curious and wander into traffic.
     
  2. JulieNKC

    JulieNKC Overrun With Chickens

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    And a run is a good idea if you want a garden. Otherwise they will help themselves.
     
  3. chickensinwasillaAK

    chickensinwasillaAK Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. Unclebean

    Unclebean Rest in Peace 1977-2013

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    [​IMG] from Pennsylvania! We are glad you joined after lurking so long.
     
  5. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    Zaxby's2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. white01

    white01 Brady Brook Poultry

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    dawg53 Humble

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  9. cackydoodledoo

    cackydoodledoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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  10. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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