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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by jsfolsom, Mar 23, 2015.

  1. jsfolsom

    jsfolsom Hatching

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    Hi all! I'm a newbie chicken mama in Tallahassee, FL! I'm research faculty at Florida State in the day, and well, now a chicken mama in the afternoons/evenings/weekends. I'm a yankee (Wilmington, DE) transplanted to the south 15 years ago...each year I find myself doing more and more southern not-city-folk stuff. This year, it's chickens. Hubby thinks I'm crazy, my 3 year probably thinks I'm mom-of-the-year for his chickens. We (son and I) purchased 6 chicks on Friday from The Feed Store in Havana - 2 Jersey Giants, 2 Brahmans, and 2 Production Reds. Right now they're brooding in an old dog crate/carrier and seem to be happy. I'm making a coop/run out of pallets. I'm doing this as cheep (intended) as possible so I'm not following a specific pallet building plan, just getting lots of inspiration from here and pinterest.

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    The brooder is now securely located in his old playhouse with a real feeder and waterer and red heat lamp. But this is Wim cheesing it up with his chicks!
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member 9 Years

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    Welcome to BYC - good luck with your chicks.
     
  3. N F C

    N F C you heard the cat, smile! Premium Member Project Manager

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  4. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Crowing

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided join to our flock. You certainly have a cute son. Raising chickens is a wonderful experience for children. My granddaughter (pictured in my avatar) loves our chickens. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck with your chicks.
     
  5. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Queen of the Coop

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    Hello [​IMG]and Welcome to BYC![​IMG]
    Glad to have you join! Feel free to make yourself at home!
     
  6. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing 5 Years

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    Hello, and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]I'm glad you joined our community.

    Congratulations on your new chicks! You picked out three nice breeds that should be docile and lay you some lovely eggs.[​IMG]
     
  7. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    Awww cute photo! Thanks for sharing! Enjoy your chicks!
     
  8. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined! :)
     
  9. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member 8 Years

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    Glad to have you join us at Backyard chickens. You won't believe how past they will outgrow that carrier.
     

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