Newbie in the coop

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by GockeyEgg, Jan 23, 2008.

  1. GockeyEgg

    GockeyEgg In the Brooder

    Jan 10, 2008
    Please don't peck me [​IMG]

    Just wanted to take a moment to let you all know who I am. Figured I better do that since the day is fast approaching when I won't be able to resist a 'bator and those wonderful offers on hatching eggs in the "buy, sell, trade" forum. I am trying to hold out until I get a broody hen. The Mutts we have love sitting, in fact that is all they want to do when it is warm. Then in the winter they go on hiatus for 4 months. We are just starting to get one egg a day from them again. This is the biggest reason we decided to get some new chicks. We got the Mutts from DH's Dad and Grandma. They aren't the nicest chickens in the world either. Once our newbies start laying the meanies are going to find themselves in a stew pot.

    Shoot, I just went off and didn't even tell you my name. The chickens are more important I guess. HA! I am Nikki. I stay at home with our 4 kids(ages just turned 5, 3, 2, and 10 months). We live on 14 acres in a very rural area. We have to drive almost an hour to find any malls, fast food, large stores, etc.

    I am looking forward to participating here with everyone. No one here gets the obsession with chickens, with the exception of dh's Grandma but I rarely see her. I can't wait to start sharing our chicken adventures [​IMG]
  2. hsm5grls

    hsm5grls Songster

    Oct 3, 2007
    Welcome to BYC. You are in the right spot if you are looking for the chicken obsessed lol

    we don't peck...........very often [​IMG]
    Last edited: Jan 23, 2008
  3. Lunachick

    Lunachick Chicken Slave

    Mar 19, 2007
    Brick, NJ
    Hi and welcome! [​IMG]
  4. Redfeathers

    Redfeathers Songster

    Oct 11, 2007
    Gervais OR
  5. newnanchic

    newnanchic Songster

    Jan 3, 2008
    Newnan, Georgia
    Hi I am in Ga. and stay at home with an almost 3 yr. and a 7 yr.old. Try this.... I use 2 bottles of cayenne pepper mixed with about 2 pounds of cornmeal that will get your hens to laying!!!
  6. BearSwampChick

    BearSwampChick Chicken Sensei

    Jan 10, 2008
    Marysville, OH
    Hello and welcome! I used to live in Butler County, do you live anywhere near there?

  7. GockeyEgg

    GockeyEgg In the Brooder

    Jan 10, 2008
    Thanks for the welcome!

    Thanks for the tip on the cayenne pepper. I decided to try it yesterday. My DH thought I was nuts! I will let you know if it works for me.

    Susan, I am in Northern Dauphin County.

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