Newbie here :-)

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by babyjane, Nov 15, 2016.

  1. babyjane

    babyjane Just Hatched

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    Hello from arizona! Got a acre and always wanted to be more self sustainable. So good grades from the kids prompted a reward of a pet chicken. We have Rodgy (americana) and Sunny (RIR) hopefully both girls ( I think they are)
    I have never owed a bird, it has been a fun adventure, but we are doing well, we have had them about 2weeks. I have a shitzhu as well a girl who usually chases aND try to eat birds, but have been able to harness her mommy instinct to get them to Co exsist at least for now.
    It is crazy the personality! And difference in the breeds, very fun to learn, I enjoy shaking their world a little daily. Introducing new things to them, and watch them freak out not knowing if it will "get them".
    Glad to find this site, as Rodgy already has sour crop I think, but I think it is going to clear up.
    We may add one more to our flock, but starting here for egg laying family members (atleast these ones will pay there rent in eggs ;-))




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  2. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!
     
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    Chicken Girl1 Queen of the Coop

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    RodNTN Following Jesus

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  5. N F C

    N F C doo be doo be doo Premium Member Project Manager

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    Congratulations on your child's good grades and getting into chickens! A word of advice, before adding any more birds to your current flock, read up on isolation and integration...there are precautions to be taken to ensure everyone's health and their getting along.

    Have fun, thanks for joining us!
     
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  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Actually watching them freak out and fear for their safety is stressing them rather than helping them adapt. They may end up so skittish they won't allow anyone near them.
     
  7. Adalida

    Adalida Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know, this made me really sad. I'm not sure what the purpose of "shaking their world" daily would be.
     
  8. BlueBaby

    BlueBaby Overrun With Chickens

    Hello, and welcome to BYC!
     
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  9. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas and :welcome! Great to have you in our community! Best wishes to you and your flock! :)
     
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  10. babyjane

    babyjane Just Hatched

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    I have them try new foods. Is what I meant, or got a new food dispenser. I like to watch their reaction.
     

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