Newbie in New Hampshire

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by HamorHollow, May 25, 2010.

  1. HamorHollow

    HamorHollow Out Of The Brooder

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    (1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens?

    I'm very new, I've had my chickens for 3 weeks. I'm still learning what is normal and what isn't.


    (2) How many chickens do you have right now?

    So far we have 10 chickens and a guinea hen. I'm hoping to add a few more to my little flock, but I plan to keep it fairly small.

    (3) What breeds do you have?

    2 RI reds (rose tipped?), 2 Barred rock (1 black sex link, one black and red), 2 batom of undecided origen, 1 gray guinea hen, 2 speckled sussex, 1 Giant Cochin, and 1 small cochin


    (4) How did you find out about BackYardChickens.com?

    Google. I was looking up info on hatching eggs. One of the bantoms was housed with a roster before we got her, so we built a little incubator so my nephews could try to hatch the eggs. We don't have high hopes (and we never really wanted to do chicks), but it's a good learning experience for the children. In theory, they should hatch any day now. We candled the eggs and they seemed to grow correctly, so maybe they will hatch.

    (5) What are some of your other hobbies?

    I breed hedgehogs. They have quills. Feathers are confusing, I don't understand feathered creatures! [​IMG]


    (6) Tell us about your family, your other pets, your occupation, or anything else you'd like to share.

    My husband just rolls his eyes at the chickens. My nephews love them and think that they are going to train them to do tricks.

    I also have 4 cats and many many hedgehogs.

    Kelly
     
  2. ThePigeonKid

    ThePigeonKid Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. Lolita

    Lolita Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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  5. BarredBuff

    BarredBuff Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Toast n Jelly Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. HenPen

    HenPen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] from Goffstown!!
     
  8. homegrown

    homegrown Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Welcome from New Hampshire. Glad you came on board. Good luck with your chicks [​IMG]
     
  9. HamorHollow

    HamorHollow Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the warm welcome everyone! This forum has been very helpful so far.

    It's also nice to see some fairly local NH people here. I'm in Pelham.

    HenPen: You don't happen to be the person in Goffstown who posted pullets on Carigslist on the 19th? I was eyeing that ad. LOL!

    Newbie question: A "roo" is a rooster, right? I didn't see it in the chicken term list, but that's the impression I got.

    Kelly
     
  10. NewHopePoultry

    NewHopePoultry Overrun With Chickens

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