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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by kim.home, Nov 16, 2008.

  1. kim.home

    kim.home Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi, I'm new here. My hubby for years said he wanted chickens and I told him he was crazy to want to do that in our house in suburbia on the 1/4 acre lot. Well, now I've seen friends doing it and decided we might be able to after all. So we found some day olds that a lady in our county was ordering, mixed breeds. So we now have 15 2 week old chicks, 10 of which belong to my dad and he's coming to get them today. I'll be down to 5, and what I'm keeping is 2 Buff Brahmas, 1 blue Orpington, 1 or 2 Gold Laced Wyandottes and possibly 1 speckled Sussex. I have an 8x8 covered "pen" out back that was retooled for chickens (used to be for rabbits) and the house is almost done to be attached to the pen.

    I really appreciate being part of this forum, I am pretty clueless about chickens, just been reading ALOT and talking to my chicken friends. Anything on those breeds that I have? [​IMG]
     
  2. ~SunSetsWest~

    ~SunSetsWest~ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Where in Fl are you?
     
  3. allaboutdemchicks

    allaboutdemchicks Chapel Farms

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    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!
     
  4. spook

    spook Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. smom1976

    smom1976 too many projects too little time!

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  6. buck-wild-chick

    buck-wild-chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hamilton C. FL
    Welcome !!! im in North Fla !
     
  7. mlmadura

    mlmadura Chillin' With My Peeps

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    WELCOME to the forum and to CHICKEN ADDICTION!!!!! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  8. kim.home

    kim.home Out Of The Brooder

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    I am a little south of Tampa. And yes, I am a little chicken-crazy!
     
  9. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Welcome Kim. A little south of Tampa? Maybe you can provide my Dad with fresh eggs! LOL He's in Sebring.
    So....buff brahmas, wyandottes, and an orpington, all great choices! I only have the brahmas myself. You'll probably find them to be sweet, quiet birds, but they can be a little on the shy side. As they grow they remain quiet and unassuming, but whenever I sit down outside two of my buffs are the first to jump up on my legs to visit.
    Good luck with your new adventure.
     
  10. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

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