New to chickens and the group

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by 5littlechickens, Sep 5, 2009.

  1. 5littlechickens

    5littlechickens In the Brooder

    Aug 29, 2009
    Hi everyone, I'm the proud new keeper of 5 little chickens. Well actually my eleven year old and I are the proud chicken keepers, but I think I might just be the primary care taker. We ended up with our chickens a bit spur of the moment like. My son has wanted them ever since we moved to our house two years ago and one day when we were at the local market what do we see but a sign for free chickens. Needless to say somehow I decided that free chickens sign meant now was the time for us to finally become chicken keepers. Now I am the proud and very happy keeper of two Old English Game hens, two Old English Game roosters and one silkie hen. We ended up with the two roosters because apparently I'm a sucker for a cute young chicken face. So far our two roosters get along fine but one of them is still a youngster and things could certainly change there. The girls are all quite productive little egg layers, boy those little eggs sure look cute fried, and tastey too.

    So there's my chicken story and now here's a little about me. I'm a stay at home mom of three boys, ages 11, 8, and 6. I also have one husband, a dog, and a cat. We live in the Southern Willamette Valley of Oregon, in a little house in the country. In my freetime (ha, ha, what's that?) I garden, love to read, do a little felting from time to time, need to do more of that and basicly just try to enjoy life.

    I'm very glad to have found this site and have learned a lot just from reading. I'm sure that as we embark on building the chickens their permanent home I will have many questions and be doing a lot of looking at all your wonderful coop photos.


  2. danielle82

    danielle82 A Good Egg

    Apr 27, 2009
    Tonasket Wa
    hello Jody! [​IMG] from Wa state!
    I myself am a sucker for cute little chicken faces as well. I can commiserate with you on that! LOL I guess any cute little face, not just chicken hahaha
  3. journey11

    journey11 Songster

    Feb 14, 2009
    Hi Jody, [​IMG]

    You have come to the place of all things chicken! Have fun! [​IMG]
  4. ZepChick

    ZepChick Songster

    Apr 27, 2008
    coos bay OR
    Hi Jody, just a little south of you in coos Bay. Welcome and enjoy your new chickens [​IMG]
  5. texasgal

    texasgal Brood with an Attitude

    Apr 18, 2009
    A big Texas size [​IMG] [​IMG]
  6. ChickBond 007

    ChickBond 007 Licensed to Cull

    Feb 26, 2009
    Madison County, Iowa
    [​IMG] from Iowa
  7. Camelot Farms

    Camelot Farms Chickenista

    ~*~*~WeLcoMe~*~*~ from SW VA!

  8. Luvin Life

    Luvin Life Songster

    Apr 21, 2009
    Brownsburg, Indiana
    [​IMG] from IN
  9. fldiver97

    fldiver97 Songster

    Aug 5, 2009
    Middleton, WI
    [​IMG] from WI
  10. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    Hi Jody! [​IMG] from S. Florida! Its great to have you here with us!

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