New to BYC and to Chickens.

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by BigDaddyMM, Jun 4, 2011.

  1. BigDaddyMM

    BigDaddyMM Out Of The Brooder

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    It all started for me when I convinced my Wife and myself that if we could keep 2 kids alive and happy a couple chickens should be easy. That was about 4 months ago. With info from BYC Forum I got a brooder ready and we went down to Cackle Hatchery (Unfortunately just 6 blocks from home) I bought five 2 week old Cinnamon Queens. While they grew like weeds I built what has come to be known as the Chicken Palace. My Wife expected something like a Dog house but when I had to roll it out of the shop to put the roof on (Too tall for the 8 foot door) She thought I was nuts. Then She said "why did you buy all the same color chickens we need some contrast" so we went back and got three 6 hour old Barred Plymouth Rocks. We live in town on a double size lot so I have a tad over 1/2 acre backyard for the Girls to free range all day and a Palace for them to live in at night. The brooder is empty again and the next trip to Cackle is sure to be sooner than later. With ALL the info about chickens on BYC Forum it really has been easy and a lot of fun.
     
  2. 3goodeggs

    3goodeggs pays attention sporadically

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    BA-HA! that's funny! contrast. Good for her! [​IMG]
    I like the avatar. Good going on keeping the kids alive. keep it up! [​IMG]
    the chickens will be surprisingly easier!
     
  3. Flawedatdesign

    Flawedatdesign Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Glad to hear your enjoying the flock. I would love to go to cackle but just can't muster the effort to drive to Lebanon.
     
  4. BigDaddyMM

    BigDaddyMM Out Of The Brooder

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    Cackle's store is nuthin to crow about they sometimes have chicks out front but most everything goes on in a backroom. I can say that they are the nicest people I have ever dealt with around here.
     
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  5. P-Funk

    P-Funk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi. Yes, love the contrast idea. My only two 'matching' hens are the Barred Rocks. Completely different personalities. Welcome from Colorado.
     
  6. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Welcome to BYC. I see many trips to Cackle hatchery in your future lol.
     
  7. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from Ohio. So glad you joined. [​IMG]
     
  8. Barred Babies

    Barred Babies Red Roof Farms

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Pride, La.
     
  9. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    My Coop
    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama.
     
  10. Chickencoop1996

    Chickencoop1996 Chillin' With My Peeps

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