New to chickens

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Chicken D's mom, Sep 17, 2009.

  1. Chicken D's mom

    Chicken D's mom In the Brooder

    Sep 17, 2009
    My name is Angela. I have two kids, Jennifer & Daniel. We have 5 cats, 4 chickens and a dog. I've always had a weakness for chickens but I never thought I'd own one. I got my first chicken last spring when my daughter's class hatched some eggs in school. Jenny got to bring one home. We named him Chicken D. We thought he was a hen til he started crowing.

    This is my beautiful Rooster Chicken D. He is a gentleman and is very friendly. Can anyone give me a clue to what breed he is?

    We also got three more chicks from the local feed store and not knowing anything about chickens, we ended up with two Banty pullets and two roosters, all of unknown breed.

    This is Suzie, my little banty. She is currently sitting on a nest of 10 eggs.

    This is Marble. He is as arnery as he looks!

    And last but not least, little Kiwi enjoying some blue berries. I love her little black boots!

    My son and I built a chicken tractor just in time for Chicken D to move in.
    They quickly out grew it but I fenced off my tomato garden for extra room to run around.
    The tomato garden cage needs a little more work, but they enjoy the extra space.

    We've been through alot of trial and error, but to my suprise they are all healthy. But I do have many questions and I am glad to have found such a great forum as BYC. I look forward to lots of good advice. Thank You!

  2. Elite Silkies

    Elite Silkies Crowing

    Jun 17, 2009
    My Coop
    [​IMG] Glad to have you here.

    Might want to do some research, I think someone's chicken's ate tomato vines and it killed them. Something about them before they get ripe that they can not eat. It might have just been a coincidence, but you never know.

    Hope you enjoy it here.
  3. fldiver97

    fldiver97 Songster

    Aug 5, 2009
    Middleton, WI
    [​IMG] from WI. Chicken D is beautiful!! You may want to post the pictures in the "What breed/Gender" will hopefully get some ideas quickly as to the breed/mixed breed of your chickens [​IMG]
  4. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    [​IMG] from Washington

    Beautiful birds


  5. brandyballard

    brandyballard Hatching

    Sep 17, 2009
    marble is a ameraucana mine looks just like that one. suzzy looks like mine but not sure is exactly oe what kind the other no clue
  6. The Chicken People

    The Chicken People Songster

    May 4, 2009
    Smithville, Mo
  7. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress 9 Years

    Hi Angela! [​IMG] from S. Florida! It great to have you here with us! You've got beautifull birds! [​IMG] [​IMG]

  8. Chicken D's mom

    Chicken D's mom In the Brooder

    Sep 17, 2009
    Thank you all for making me feel welcome.
    Don't worry Cammy, they totally ignore the tomato vines, but they do love the tomatoes! They also ate my basil. I think the tomato vines are too repugnant to them.

    I've already had alot of fun in this forum, thank you for your kindness.
  9. texasgal

    texasgal Brood with an Attitude

    Apr 18, 2009
    A big Texas size [​IMG] [​IMG]

  10. animal_lover03

    animal_lover03 Songster

    Sep 4, 2009
    Your doing a great job, you birds are gorgeous!

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