New to chickens!

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

  1. Mommato5

    Mommato5 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 22, 2011
    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!

    Turkey is our Cuckoo Marans. We were told she is about 18 weeks old but again, comb and waddles say otherwise!

    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!

    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.

    A 3 month old kitten Harley

    And 5 kids ages 3-13.

    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
    [​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.


    Hershey is a Chocolate Orpington Bantam.
  4. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer Premium Member

    May 11, 2010
    [​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

    Sep 25, 2010
    Kansas City
    [​IMG] from Missouri1
  7. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

    Jun 4, 2010
    My Coop
    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
  8. citybiddies

    citybiddies Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 25, 2011
    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

    Jul 22, 2011
    All Over
    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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