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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by kian, Oct 20, 2012.

  1. kian

    kian Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In both senses of the word: new to the forum and new to raising chickens. We had RIRs and Plymouth Rocks when I was growing up, so I have a little experience, but I didn't do much with them other than gathering the eggs and running from the roosters.

    We bought eight 7 week old chicks two weeks ago, from a local ranch. Four New Hampshire Reds (Fiona, Sunny, Rose and Fern) and four Cuckoo Marans (Haw, Enox, Stella and Georgia). I bought older chicks for a few reasons: it's late enough to finally get the coop finished and the girls in, I'm sort of lazy/leery when it comes to the idea of brooding them myself (ignoring the extreme cuteness of the fluff balls), and I wanted to get some that were ready for the coop, but were still little enough to enjoy. Well we really enjoy these chicks!!

    We have a nice attached run with the coop, but the goal is for them to free range (with supervision) when they get bigger. We live on about a 5th of an acre (regular suburban subdivison lot) in the High Desert near Los Angeles. We have a Great Pyrenees that doesn't seem to realize that he is bred to GUARD the chickens, not chase them/try to scare them to death/possibly eat them. They've gotten used to him already so it's a bit funny watching him freak out on the other side of the fence.

    I'm very excited about learning more and sharing here!
     
  2. Red Barn Farms

    Red Barn Farms ~Friendly Fowl~

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    Hello and welcome to BYC from Kentucky!


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  3. kian

    kian Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you!
     
  4. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined us!
     
  5. kian

    kian Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you!!
     
  6. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  7. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan [​IMG]
     
  8. Big A Chickens

    Big A Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi and :welcome so glad you joined us!!! :weee
     
  9. kian

    kian Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you all so much! I am really enjoying it here!
     
  10. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, kian, and [​IMG]! Great to have you in our community! Best of luck in your poultry pursuits!! [​IMG]
     

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