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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by alexi, Nov 26, 2011.

  1. alexi

    alexi New Egg

    Nov 26, 2011
    So I just started raising chickens this spring. I moved onto my in-laws farm and decided me, my wife and my step-son should have some chickens. Both for fresh eggs and some meat, as well as responsibilities for my over active 9 year old little boy. Was I mistaken when I thought he would help take care of them!!!!!

    Currently I/we have 2 Blue andalusians, 1 rooster, 1 hen, 2 buff orpingtons, 2 ameracuna (sp?) (ie the easter egg chickens) and 4 barred rocks. 2 of the barred rocks and the 2 ameracunas are fall chicks so they aren't full grown yet.

    I was surfing the net looking for some information on general chicken issues, trying to play catch-up. I was raised as a "city" kid. My mother was a farmer's daughter and she didnt want my brother and I to be "that type". Well.....I now have chickens, rabbits and ducks and my 2 dogs.

    I try to spend some time each week outdoors with the family, not doing farm work. The biggest thing I have been doing lately is teaching the youngest of our 2 dogs that no, that chicken walking out of it's coop is NOT fair game, you cant chase it!! I have gotten the older one to mostly leave them alone. The older dog is just under 2 and the younger is 18months or so. Both big dogs, one a dane/collie mix and one a newfie mastif mix (i think)

    newberg or
  2. kidcody

    kidcody Overrun With Chickens

    [​IMG] [​IMG] from Washington State glad you joined us!
  3. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Dec 22, 2009
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  4. cat1994

    cat1994 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 12, 2010
    Southeast MO
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  5. rancher hicks

    rancher hicks Chicken Obsessed

    Feb 28, 2009
    Syracuse, NY
    Well hey there, welcome to my presence.

    Rancher Hicks.
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    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

  7. snipercp

    snipercp Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 22, 2011
  8. CheerioLounge

    CheerioLounge Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 10, 2011
    California High Desert
    [​IMG] from Twentynine Palms in the California high desert. You'll find lots of friendly and knowledgeable folks here who are always ready to help. Enjoy!
  9. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Welcome to BYC.
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    MSDeb Chillin' With My Peeps

    Welcome to BYC

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