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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by mudpaw, Oct 3, 2009.

  1. mudpaw

    mudpaw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello from Georgia,
    I'm Heather. I'm new here and to chicken keeping (I used to breed lovebirds and other exotix tropical birds). I just got my very first chicks...5 Easter eggers and one EE/RIR hybrid (an accident that we don't know quite what it will become-but I love surprises!). I lost one of my EE yesterday [​IMG] (it acted a little weird from the time I got home with it-now all the chicks are on medicated food just in case). They are currently living in my guest bathroom LOL. Thankfully everyone else is happy and energetic. I have a coop in progress, though they will not live in until spring-well outdoors at least-it's being built in my basement an they will move in once they are a few months old (there will likely be a few less of them-they were just straight-run chicks and I can only have hens (I'm in the city)-hopefully it will help harden them off a little before moving outdoors (as well as test my coop design before it outdoors). I hope chicken keeping will be as exciting as I feel like it will be!
     
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  2. lauralou

    lauralou Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi mudpaw, and welcome!
     
  3. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    Hi, [​IMG] from South Carolina! May you be blessed with hens!
     
  4. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Hello and welcome! [​IMG]
     
  5. jilld

    jilld Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG] hi mudpaw [​IMG]
     
  6. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

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  7. retiredwithchicks

    retiredwithchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome from middle Tn.
     
  8. texasgal

    texasgal Brood with an Attitude

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    A big Texas size [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  9. onthespot

    onthespot Deluxe Dozens

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    Hi mudpaw! I have lovebirds too, about fifty or so. I can see why you got rid of yours though if you are in the city. They are noisy! I could see their point if city council passed an ordinance limiting the # of lovebirds per household, but they don't. Wonder why not, but one little ol' rooster, IXNAY!
     
  10. mudpaw

    mudpaw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:LOL yeah, thankfully I only had 6 pair....I cannot even begin to imagine the noise 50 can make...wow....
     

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