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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by strawberryjelly, Sep 8, 2010.

  1. strawberryjelly

    strawberryjelly New Egg

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    Hi Chicken Lovers!
    I am new to raising chickens. We have 8 Buff Orpingtons - all ladies. We bought them from our local feed store as chicks. On one particularly cold day we lost electricity. This meant no heat lamp for the 8 babies. I carried them around inside my sweatshirt for several hours until the electricity was restored. We bonded. Obviously, these are not chickens being raised for meat. We will eat their eggs as long as they lay them and then provide them with a happy life until they go to chicken heaven.

    We have a small animal sanctuary in New Mexico and are animal lovers. The chickens (and a female turkey) add a lot of energy and fun to our rescued goats, potbellied pig, dogs and cats. We really love the fowl.

    So, I am looking forward to getting information and advise from the rest of you chicken folk.

    Strawberry Jelly
     
  2. Doodle_Doo

    Doodle_Doo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hello and welcome
    glad you have your new chicks [​IMG]
     
  3. wekiva bird

    wekiva bird Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    You'll love those Orps a long time, they are very sweet hens.
     
  5. Ga.chickenman

    Ga.chickenman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello and [​IMG] from Georgia
     
  6. tobin123

    tobin123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] and hello from Indiana
     
  7. oesdog

    oesdog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi From Ireland!!!!!!!!!!!! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    We are not a bad bunch ! - Good to have you! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] I want pigs and goats tooooo !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Oesdog -[​IMG]
     
  8. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] from Alabama!
     
  9. mississippifarmboy

    mississippifarmboy collects slightly damaged strays Premium Member

    [​IMG] from Mississippi!
     
  10. ThePamperedPullet

    ThePamperedPullet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to BYC from The Pampered Pullets Farm in Central Florida
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