New to Chickens!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by woofie83, May 16, 2011.

  1. woofie83

    woofie83 New Egg

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    I am new to Backyard Chickens and am very glad to have found this site. I got my first chicken a week ago. A friend called a week ago and asked my husband if we wanted a chicken and he agreed. My first thought was "Wow, what am I gonna do with a chicken?" I had absolutly no experience:cool: in raising them and no clue what to do! But when I got home and laid eyes on this beautiful 2 month old chick I fell in love! I wanted to know everything I possibly could to raise and take good care of her. Thats how I found Backyard Chickens. I only have just the one chicken but I plan on getting more very soon. Im not sure what breed of chicken she is, all i know is that she is 2 months old, a girl, and very friendly and a pretty rusty red color. My husband is going to build a coop very soon. I am from Largo, Florida and have 2 children who are also very excited about raising chickens. We also have a 2 yr old American Bulldog/ Border Collie mix who is a big sweet baby. My favorite hobby is to cook for my family and my husband loves to experiment in the kitchen right along with me. I also enjoy growing vegetables and hot peppers. I am looking forward to enjoying some fresh eggs and maybe even a few tasty birds if I dont get to attached to them all. I am also looking forward to this new adventure and to learn new things from Backyard Chickens and all of you! ~Kristen A.~ AKA Woofie83
     
  2. dkvart1

    dkvart1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Kristen [​IMG]

    Glad you found your way here. You'll find a great group of knowledgeable chicken lovers here and information on all things chicken. Enjoy your new chicken adventure!
     
  3. mlward

    mlward Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi [​IMG] and welcome from NY! You found the right place for info, socializing and (dare I say it?) fellow enablers! Yes, you MUST get more chickens! [​IMG]
     
  4. Player Hater

    Player Hater Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Congrats on your chick & good luck [​IMG] When you're able to, you can post pics of her to the What Breed or Gender is This? & get help figuring out what breed she is.
     
  6. QualityPolish

    QualityPolish Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good luck with your chicken friends!!!!
    From Utah [​IMG]
    QP
     
  7. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Welcome to BYC.
     
  8. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

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    Now, just let chicken math take over. You won't have just one for long.

    Imp
     
  9. white01

    white01 Brady Brook Poultry

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    [​IMG] [​IMG] from Maine
     
  10. 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]
     

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