New to chickens!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Mommato5, Jul 22, 2011.

  1. Mommato5

    Mommato5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have been lurking here at least 2 months, trying to learn everything I could about having chickens in our back yard. Now we have them! Well, we have 3. Their temporary coop is a wire dog kennel covered by a tarp and their run is a dog run that our (spoiled) dog refuses to use. [​IMG] We will need to build a wood coop before winter comes because we live in northern Colorado and get lots of snow and sub-zero temps!

    We were told when we bought our chickens (from a grower we found on Craigslist) that they were older than we now suspect they are. Just means we have to wait longer for that elusive first egg. [​IMG]

    Heidi is our Red Star. We were told she is 19 weeks and due to lay any day, but her comb and waddles say otherwise!
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    Turkey is our Cuckoo Marans. We were told she is about 18 weeks old but again, comb and waddles say otherwise!
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    Pumpkin (or Jelly Bean, we aren't set on a name for her yet) is our EE. She is supposed be 9 weeks old. We'll have to wait and see!
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    None of these chickies are used to humans or treats so they avoid us completely and also avoid any treats we put out. It's sad, but I think they they will come around with enough time and exposure to us! When it comes time to add to our chickies I plan on getting day old chicks so they grow up used to us!

    In addition to our 3 new pullets, we have a 5 year old Anatolian Shepard, Zeus.
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    A 3 month old kitten Harley
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    And 5 kids ages 3-13.
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    I am so happy and excited to join the ranks of backyard chicken owners!
     
  2. Leia's Chickens

    Leia's Chickens A Sunkissed Delight

    Jun 20, 2010
    Oklahoma!
    [​IMG] I love the pics. I really like Zeus! [​IMG] [​IMG] Glad you joined! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  3. wava1vaughn

    wava1vaughn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 24, 2011
    Cairo Ga.
    Hi from Ga. Hershey my attack chicken and I want to WELCOME YOU ABOARD.

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    Hershey is a Chocolate Orpington Bantam.
     
  4. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    [​IMG] Everybody has such nice smiles!
     
  5. Desert Rooster

    Desert Rooster El Gallo Del Desierto

    Sep 4, 2010
    Hesperia, Ca
    Hello [​IMG] from Hesperia,CA and [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  6. JulieNKC

    JulieNKC Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] from Missouri1
     
  7. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    My Coop
    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
     
  8. citybiddies

    citybiddies Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi from SC! Glad you joined! [​IMG]
     
  9. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from S. Florida! Its great to have you here with us! [​IMG] What a wonderful family you have! [​IMG] Have fun, and enjoy those new girls!!!
     
  10. Beaker Duck

    Beaker Duck BYC's CUTE Travelling Mascot

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    Heckooooo!! You have a good looking family, and chickens, and dog! Once those gals start laying you will have a colorful egg basket!
     

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