New to chickens and already addicted!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by mountainchick5, Jun 14, 2009.

  1. mountainchick5

    mountainchick5 In the Brooder

    Jun 14, 2009
    I have a new flock, have had them just a few weeks, and am already addicted to the whole "chicken thing". I could just sit and watch them all day. My dishes and laundry piles are overflowing- and I find myself watching them sleep!! I have learned so much from this site, and know I have lots more knowledge to aquire. Looking forward to this adventure!
  2. giasmom

    giasmom Songster

    Mar 31, 2009
    Woodville, Al
    [​IMG] Glad to have you here! Yes, so true,vary addictive !
  3. azelgin

    azelgin Songster

    Jan 18, 2008
    S.E. AZ
    [​IMG] from Arizona
  4. gocrow77

    gocrow77 Crow's Nest

    May 13, 2009
    Central MO
    That's the way it happened to me too! I'm having a blast in my new hobby, and friends who have raised poultry for years have been a great help - I'm finding out tons about chickens. [​IMG]
  5. gpamela3499

    gpamela3499 Songster

    Feb 26, 2009
    Catawba NC
    From California
  6. hen-thusiast

    hen-thusiast Songster

    Apr 8, 2009
    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from UT!
  7. Gazinga

    Gazinga Chook Norris

    Ahhhh yes, the addiction sets in fast doesnt it? have you already started planning on getting more birds? Thats the next step in our addiction.........

  8. michelle1017

    michelle1017 Goat Mama

    Aug 21, 2008
  9. Slywoody

    Slywoody Songster

    Mar 18, 2009
    [​IMG] From Minn. OK, now you're hooked. Start scrounging for matl. for lots of coops and runs.[​IMG]
  10. mountainchick5

    mountainchick5 In the Brooder

    Jun 14, 2009
    I am already scoping out a few leads on some breeds I'm interested in.
    Do you all build a new coop when you add to your flock, or just enlarge the ones you have? Right now they're in a horse water trough with a large dog kennel placed inside to lock them up at night (away from our dog) in our sunroom. I'd turn the sunroom into a coop if I could so they could be close, but I think the health dept. would have an issue. ha ha. They're just so darn cute, I had no idea! We have a large fenced area around and under our deck. I plan to get a wooden playhouse and turn it into a coop and fence a run around it. We live in the mountains, so by the time they're outside they'll be triple fenced from the mountain lions and bears.(as well as all the reg. predators, including one of our dogs) I'll have to set up an area for me as well so I can have my morning coffee with them.

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