Newbie from Kentwood Michigan

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Cardinarla, Jan 10, 2017.

  1. Cardinarla

    Cardinarla New Egg

    Jan 10, 2017
    Kentwood, MI
    Hello chicken-folk! My name is Carla Edelman (username Cardinarla). I have MS, and have gotten way too sedentary avoiding pain, so I thought taking care of chickens would be a good way to get a bit more active. I ordered 7 chicks from Meyer Hatchery last November. We started them off in a brooder in the living room, and moved them to a wire 6' dog pen lined with Mylar shipping bags and cardboard in our garage on Christmas Day. They are all tame and love to jump on our heads when we let them. I have three buff Orpington, two buff brahmas, a barred rock, and a black australorp. They are 6 weeks old. They are roosting in the pen, and they love fermented feed, dried oregano, and broccoli sprouts. I never though of chickens as smart birds, but my baby Dino's are a real hoot! I can hardly wait for spring, so they can get outside and explore. We live in the suburbs, and I hope our neighbors will have no problem with our new 'pets'.
  2. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under Carla [​IMG] Welcome!

    We also live in the suburbs and while the girls can get a bit excited and noisy at times, no complaints from the neighbours .. we have found that sharing fresh eggs helps [​IMG]

    You might want to say hello on your local thread: ‘Find your State’s thread.

    I hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun. Unlike non chicken loving friends, family and colleagues, BYC’ers never tire of stories or pictures that feature our feathered and non feathered friends [​IMG]
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Nice to meet you Carla, sounds like you have a happy, well adjusted flock. Welcome to Backyard chickens
  4. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Greetings from Kansas, Carla, and :welcome! Great to have you in our flock! I hope your flock helps you with your MS...they can be very therapeutic. Best wishes!
  5. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

    There's nothing much more entertaining than chicken tv...glad to hear you're enjoying your flock!
  6. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by