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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by stormlily, Nov 19, 2010.

  1. stormlily

    stormlily Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi
    My Name is Luisa and I am a Canadian living in Costa Rica. My husband and I have an acre property in the mountains and about 2 months ago bought 6 baby chicks. I have only basic Spanish and had no idea how to get the breed or sex I wanted. I asked a local farmer to help me find some hens but he took me to a pet store where there was about 30 babies in a box and the girl working there knew nothing about them so I just grabbed 6 and hoped for the best. I did not know the breed sex or age of these chicks but now I think they are about two and a half months old and it could be that they are all roosters. I sure hope not cause I love these guys but if they are all roos I can't keep them all. The greatest thing is that my 15 year old border collie aussie shepard cross has a new lease on life. He puts the chickens back in their house in the late afternoon every day and is so happy to have a job and he is really good at it.
    I look forward to talking to other chicken owners who share in this amazing experience
    Luisa
     
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Welcome.

    I wish I lived in the mountains of Costa Rica.

    I'll bet they are beautiful.

    I hope you can post some pictures of your property and your coops.
     
  3. stormlily

    stormlily Out Of The Brooder

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    I will post some pics tomorrow. They are so sweet.. who knew you could fall in love with chickens
    Luisa
    p.s. thanks for the reply and welcome
     
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  4. Yay Chicks!

    Yay Chicks! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to BYC, Luisa. I'm sure there will be someone on here that can help figure out what breed and gender your chicks are. Looking forward to your pictures! [​IMG]
     
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  6. dawg53

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    Welcome tp BYC.
     
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  8. stormlily

    stormlily Out Of The Brooder

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    I am not sure about how to post pics. Today I spent a lot of time with my chickens. They really love me and it is mutual If they are roos I don't know if I can eat them but since I love eating chicken somehow I think it is better to eat my own than to buy ones that have not had a good life. Still it is hard. I didn't expect to like them so much
    Luisa
     
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    Yay Chicks! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was lucky enough to visit there about ten years ago. So beautiful - rain forests, black beaches and great fishing!
     

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