Newbie chicken keeper

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by OKbirdwatcher, Apr 24, 2009.

  1. OKbirdwatcher

    OKbirdwatcher Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi! everyone. I'm OKbirdwatcher. I live in Oklahoma and previously my interest was mostly in wild birds.

    A little over a year ago though, we decided we'd like to be able to have our own fresh eggs, as one way of becoming more self-sufficient. DH helped his parents take care of chickens as a child but has been away from them for many years. Both my grandmothers had chickens when I was a child and that was my only experience with them. My parents operated a Grade A dairy and were not allowed to also have chickens on the premises. [​IMG]

    So, after much discussion, construction of the coop and run started about a month ago and was finished last weekend. Tuesday evening we purchased our first pullets from a neighbor - 5 RIRs and 5 Black Australorps, and Wednesday afternoon we collected our first 7 eggs!
     
  2. ChickBond 007

    ChickBond 007 Licensed to Cull

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    Welcome to BYC from Iowa [​IMG]
     
  3. TaLani

    TaLani ~ Gemini Chick ~

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    [​IMG] from NC! [​IMG]
     
  4. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

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  5. Colored Egg Farmer

    Colored Egg Farmer Chicken overload

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  6. OKbirdwatcher

    OKbirdwatcher Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you all for the welcome.[​IMG]

    I'm so thrilled to finally have some chickens and be a member of the BYC forum.
     
  7. KiminVA

    KiminVA Out Of The Brooder

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    How Do from another newbie.

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  8. Chirpy

    Chirpy Balderdash

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    Welcome from Colorado! [​IMG]
     
  9. eaganchickens

    eaganchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] from MN!
     
  10. Lady Lavendar

    Lady Lavendar Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG] [​IMG] from a Newbie in Liverpool Tx. You're going to love it here. The people are nice and knowledgeable.
     

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