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New to forum with 7 week old chicks in East Bay CA

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by LuckyKoi, Jun 6, 2011.

  1. LuckyKoi

    LuckyKoi Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi everyone! I finally broke down and made an account. I have been a lurker for a while now reading as much as I can about chickens. I got my chicks 7 weeks ago. I got 4, one Rhode Island Red, one Austrolorp and 2 Ameracaunas. I never knew how much I would love chickens! HA! My husband's aunt has had chickens for a few years and I loved the idea behind it. Fast forward a few years and I had a son (who is 2 now) and got into nutrition... just trying to keep us healthy. My son and I eat about a half dozen eggs a day between the two of us, so I really started researching chickens in my area, and we are allowed them!

    I foolishly bought a coop off the interwebz and it turned out to be way too small. They are in there now, but my dad is amazing and helping us build a new, bigger, way better coop.

    I am excited to be here and excited with having chickens. [​IMG]
     
  2. mljohnson05

    mljohnson05 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would like to be the first to say HI and [​IMG]

    I am the same way, never thought I would be so obsessed with my chickens, But I am [​IMG]
    I have all Bantams, and they are the smallest and cutiest little things ever....Congrats on your new "kids" and look forward to learning more [​IMG]
     
  3. 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]
     
  4. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Welcome to BYC.
     
  5. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you decided to join us. Good luck with your chickens [​IMG]
     
  6. Barred Babies

    Barred Babies Red Roof Farms

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Pride, La.
     
  7. LuckyKoi

    LuckyKoi Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks all for the warm welcome! [​IMG]
     
  8. itsy

    itsy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome out from the shadows of lurking!! [​IMG]

    Glad you have someone to help you build a bigger coop. That was a lesson for me as well!
     
  9. LuckyKoi

    LuckyKoi Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Glad I am not the only one! I cried for a day not wanting to tell my husband we pretty much through $350 down the toilet. And the stupid thing was falling apart after I moved it 5 inches over... oh it was bad!

    So now I think I will use it for a brooder in case I want more chickens [​IMG]
     
  10. itsy

    itsy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good idea for a brooder!

    Another tip: Use the right wood! I wasted a bunch of money using wood on a tractor that wasn't meant to be outdoors. Even though I painted it - it's starting to fall apart. It'll last for a little while longer, but not for as long as I hoped.

    It's tough not to keep getting more and more chickens! I keep having to remind myself of how large of a coop they really need - otherwise, we'd have a hundred of em' [​IMG]
     

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