New Member to the henhouse

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by melendezkdm, Sep 16, 2012.

  1. melendezkdm

    melendezkdm New Egg

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    Although I grew up on a farm, I have been away from chickens for nearly 40 years. Some friends in the AirForce were transferring away, so we bought their chickens and I have rescued 3 more. Right now we have 7 hens and 2 chicks. Four are Rhode Island Reds, on Leghorn, one Americana and one which may be a Plymouth or Barred Rock. The last 3 are the rescues and two were beat up by a turkey; the Americana and the Plymouth. The Plymouth has a lot of missing feathers, and I have put the medicine on her to discourage pecking, as I have some of the Rhode Island Reds.

    My BackYardChickens was one of the first sources I searched out for information on a chicken. I have one that is egg bound, but is doing pretty well with that. My plan this week is to get her some help.

    My other hobbies are organic gardening, music, robotics and rocketry. I am a mom, and grandma. Teaching middle school STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) is may day job and my backyard farm is my therapy.

    My only dog, a 16 year old poodle died recently, but my daughter has a Yorky which is 2 years old. He is my biggest menace. As a pup he chewed up all my drip system, so I fenced in all my raised beds with chicken wire. Last year he killed one of my rabbits, which escaped. Right after we got the hens, 3 escaped from the pen and he killed them. To say the least, I dislike him greatly and he gets locked in the house when we go to the pen.
     
  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    [​IMG] Sorry to hear about your poodle [​IMG]
     
  3. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] Sorry to hear about your troubles.
     
  4. jbirds2012

    jbirds2012 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    sorry for ur loses, i feel ya, it's not easy to forgive when you have taken from ya.
     
  5. Red Barn Farms

    Red Barn Farms ~Friendly Fowl~

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    Hello, so sorry for your loses..

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  6. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, melendezkdm, and [​IMG]! Great to have you. We have something in common - I, too, am in education and my poultry is my therapy! Great avatar!!
     
  7. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan [​IMG]
     
  8. aaabirdman

    aaabirdman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to BYC[​IMG] Sorry for your losses
     
  9. Melabella

    Melabella Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BackYard Chickens from NY! Tell that Yorkie he is on thin ice! Your rescues are lucky to have you!


    [​IMG]Nice to have you![​IMG]

    MB
     
  10. LinkieLueville

    LinkieLueville Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh welcome! I'm new here as well. This website has giving me so much priceless information. So sorry to hear about your poodle. It's so sad that we only have a handful of years with our four legged babies. As far as a yorkie goes, I've always thought that little dogs were only good for drop kicking. :/ I can't stand their barking and how most of them pee when they get excited. Bleh. Hope all your hens settle in and find their place!
     

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