Newbie chicken enthusiast, just saying hi.

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Chickensaur, Mar 6, 2013.

  1. Chickensaur

    Chickensaur Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 5, 2013
    Hello~ I've been lurking for a month, reading several threads every day, and still it seems I've barely scratched the surface of chickendom.

    I got my first ever batch of chickens about 3 weeks ago as a source of chicken skins for my art projects, but after reading that it's possible to housetrain one I think I'd like to get an EE to keep as a proper pet~ They're so cute and fun to watch. :D

    Here mine are out in the 'garden' area when the weather got nice the other day.
    2 Australorps, 1 light brahma, 1 New Hampshire, and 3 I'm not too sure about. I was so scared I'd kill them all, but I haven't had any losses yet.


    Oh, and they're secret chickens. >.>; I haven't mentioned them to my mom. Ideally, she won't notice anything unusual until the freezer is a bit more full than usual. I had already converted most of a shed overhang into a coop before learning chickens aren't technically allowed on our size property, despite having a large backyard on a lake(this seems like a good time to mention I pay half the rent/utilities and she wouldn't be getting stuck with any possible consequences of this project!). In addition to the coop and fenced garden area, there's also a pretty big unused shed dug into a hill that stays surprisingly warm with a heat lamp while they feather out.
    In other words, an ideal location for the stealthy raising of a small flock. >D

    The single EE might be a bit more of a challenge to keep under wraps, but I'm feeling pretty confident. :D
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Greetings from Kansas, Chickensaur, and [​IMG]! Pleased you joined us and that you are finding BYC useful! Best of luck in your clandestine chicken keeping!! [​IMG]
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Seramas make great housepets and they are so tiny you can tell your mom they are exotic parrots or something. They even sell diapers for chickens.
  4. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Dec 22, 2009
  5. Chickensaur

    Chickensaur Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 5, 2013
    Those are cute too, if I can find any locally I wouldn't mind one. I live in a separate building from the house, so I don't have to worry about convincing my mom too much. :)

    Thanks for the welcome~
  6. FreeAmerican

    FreeAmerican New Egg

    Mar 6, 2013
    I too am new to rising Chickens.
    My city just passed an ordinance making it legal to own up to 4 back yard chickens, caged, and no roosters, so my wife and I are now raising Chickens.
    They are a blast to watch and raise. Ours are 4 weeks old. We just gave em their first taste of meal worms today as a treat. They enjoyed the meal worms tremendously so now I'm wondering how often they should get them and if there's any draw backs that I should be aware of.
  7. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 3, 2007
    Oberlin, OH
    Hi and :welcome from Ohio. So glad to have you aboard. :thumbsup
  8. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 8, 2012
    Northern California
  9. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Good luck with your 'secret' flock, and welcome to BYC.

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