New to BYC from Southern Colorado

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by dingaling, May 17, 2009.

  1. dingaling

    dingaling Out Of The Brooder

    May 17, 2009
    Hello everyone,

    I've been reading the BYC forums for over a month now and finally decided to join in the fun. There is some really great information here. A big thank you to everyone.

    I got 7 baby Chickens at Easter time this year, so I am very new to this. I got 4 more about 2 weeks ago, because the ones I got at Easter were straight run and I'm afraid that all but one are little roos. So I have a total of 11 chicks and last week I picked up 2 ducklings at the feed store.
    I have 2 Ameracaunas, 2 Buff Orpingtons, and the other 7 I'm unsure what breeds (I'm hoping for some help on that here). The ducks are Mallards.

    I also have 5 goats, a guard llama, a blue heeler dog and 5 cats. I've been married to my husband for 5 years and between us we have 4 kids. I'm also trying to start my first ever vegetable garden.

    I am currently working 3 part time jobs, so I am very busy. I'm hoping I haven't taken on too much. We started building our chicken coop last weekend and we are almost done. Tomorrow we will put on the roof and finish up the nesting box, then our chickens will move into their new home. They had spent the last week in the horse stables which are fully enclosed and safe. Then yesterday we let them out into the great outdoors for the first time. At first they were a little scared but eventually explored out pretty far (they are going to be free range). They kept trying to come into the house with us and at one point yesterday, during a break from building the coop, we came in to find a chick on the kitchen counter (one of the kids must have left the door open). It's fun and excitement everyday with these chicks.

    Well, I'm happy to be a part of this community and thanks again for all the great information.[​IMG]
  2. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from S. Florida.
  3. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    [​IMG] from Washington

    Glad you are here

  4. LilbitChicken

    LilbitChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 5, 2009
    Hello! [​IMG] from Hereford, AZ! Nice to meet you:frow
    I am new to BYC and the chicken family!
  5. gpamela3499

    gpamela3499 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 26, 2009
    Near San Fran Ca
    Hi from california [​IMG]
  6. turducken

    turducken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 3, 2009
    [​IMG] from north Florida
  7. redoak

    redoak Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 27, 2008
    Russia, NY
  8. ghillie

    ghillie Hen Pecked

    Nov 13, 2008
    Colorado Springs, Co
    [​IMG] from Colorado Springs
  9. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

    Nov 23, 2008
    Madisonville, TN
    [​IMG] from TN
  10. eaganchickens

    eaganchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 21, 2008
    [​IMG] from MN!

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