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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by pyralis, Jul 10, 2011.

  1. pyralis

    pyralis In the Brooder

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    Hi all,

    Just joined after trolling around for some time doing research and looking at photos.

    My husband and I just got our first small coop and two hens to start out. My family kept around a dozen chickens when I was in high school but it's been many years since I've worked with them.

    We rent a farm where I run a rescue for retired/injured race horses and I put our little coop out behind our barn where it's both out of sight and nearby where I spend my day. Have to work on building a run and plan on trying to find 2-3 hens that already lay if we can (though so far no luck). In the meantime, we have two RIR's that are only around 13 weeks so we're in for a bit of a wait for our first eggs.

    EDIT:
    To elaborate: Our farm is home to 2 dogs, about 8 cats (mostly in our barns), ~10 rescued horses, 2.5 pet horses, and a smattering of boarded horses. We also raise meat rabbits and one of our dogs is a foster.

    My hobbies are pretty much summed up in that previous statement as all of my time centers around the horses and their care/rehabilitation. I'm originally from the South but somehow ended up in PA with my husband a couple years ago. Absolutely love it here though. Beautiful area, lots of horses, and decent weather. Husband is a software developer that somehow met and fell in love with a farm girl and is currently enjoys "playing cowboy" on weekends. I laugh because if he doesn't wear gloves he whines about all the blisters he ends up with after one day working side by side with me, but he's got a good heart for the animals and chips in without me asking so I never complain!
     
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  2. gamebirdsonly

    gamebirdsonly Crowing

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  4. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble Premium Member

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  6. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Crowing

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    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from Ohio. So glad you joined. It sounds like you have a full plate going. [​IMG]
     
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    weimarmama Crowing

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  9. pyralis

    pyralis In the Brooder

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    Thanks all! Figured with all the other critters, what's two chickens? [​IMG]
     
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    texasgal Brood with an Attitude

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