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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by skbird, Oct 14, 2009.

  1. skbird

    skbird Hatching

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    Hi all,
    I'm one of the new urban chicken keepers. Wanted chickens for a while, but a long night on this site helped me cross over. I love eggs & cool looking birds and animals in general, and after many sessions of baby chick stalking at a local feed/pet store next to my Trader Joe's, I took the plunge, purchasing 3 "sexed" chicks -- a Marans, Ameraucana, and R.I Red. Next, I sought out a silkie 'cause they're so cool and quickly found a local breeder and a Blue silkie chick. I've finished up with another silkie (black) and a WCB Polish chick. Busy building my urban coop and obsessed already. Downside: already figured out (via this site) that the Ameraucana is rapidly becoming a rooster.... (not allowed in my situation)...and me, such a pacifist! LOVE the site. Thanks for all the good advice already.
     
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  2. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    [​IMG] from Washington

    congrats on the chickens

    Imp
     
  3. Darlasmum

    Darlasmum Songster

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    WOW- you really did jump in!! [​IMG]
     
  4. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Great choices for your urban flock.

    So glad you found us.

    Oh, and welcome to BYC... [​IMG]

    ....from AZ.

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  5. Amyable

    Amyable Songster

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    [​IMG] from WI!
     
  6. hen-thusiast

    hen-thusiast Songster

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    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from UT! Glad you joined us!
     
  7. mullers3acers

    mullers3acers Songster

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  8. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from S. Florida! Glad you're here!
     
  9. Ol'FashionHen

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    [​IMG] from KY
     
  10. fldiver97

    fldiver97 Songster

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    [​IMG] from WI. Hear you about the roo....Same here , no roos allowed. Lucky (so far...I am 99% sure that my RIR Lucy is a she....) all mine are girls. I would have been in trouble, finding a 'no chance for chicken stew' home .....Hope you can relocate him [​IMG]
     

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