Newbie Intro in Texas

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by homeycow, Jun 23, 2010.

  1. homeycow

    homeycow Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello to all you chicken lovers! I have been reading the forum for a bit and have to say this certainly is the friendliest bunch of folks. I started reading when I was looking for information to help me with a sick silkie chick. All the information helped me help the chick, and although we lost her, I felt I had done everything possible and that made it easier to let her go.

    We have had chickens for a few years but they have always been "working girls" and I never made pets of them. We currently have 10 grown girls (one RIR, one silver laced wyandotte and the rest americaunas), four guineas and one goose (not counting a neighbor's love-sick goose who waddles up to spend the day with our goose every day) . A few weeks ago my husband brought home 6 new chicks (three silkies and three unknown breed bantams). We lost one of the silkies, and in the process of caring for the sick baby, my maternal instincts kicked in like crazy, and I have now made pets out of my new babies.

    We are also proud parents of one blue heeler mix dog, four assorted cats and one very, very old pot bellied pig.

    I look forward to learning as much as I can. If I can figure out the appropriate section, I'm on my way to post my first question!

    Robin
     
  2. sharron

    sharron Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

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  4. Tigerjane

    Tigerjane Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome homeycow! I've always wanted a pot bellied pig [​IMG] What part of Texas are you from?
     
  5. homeycow

    homeycow Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the welcomes, folks!

    Tigerjane, we live about 30 miles northwest of Fort Worth. Isn't Pflugerville down by Austin? Pot bellied pigs are wonderful, but are really a big commitment. If you ever decide to take the plunge, PM me and I'll tell you all about them!
     
  6. MaggieRae

    MaggieRae Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. Chickaholic

    Chickaholic Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] from Washington!!
     
  8. crtrlovr

    crtrlovr Still chillin' with my peeps

    Howdy! Welcome from western Kentucky! This is a great place to spend time ... a lot of time... hours and hours... [​IMG]
     
  9. Tigerjane

    Tigerjane Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep, Pflugerville is a NW suburb of Austin. I think the pot bellied pig will have to wait, I just convinced my husband we should get chickens (in addition to our large dog). There's only so much animal poo a man can take! Well, plus we just got new hardwood floors, and I imagine a pig would scratch those all up, so . . . yeah . . . maybe in our next home [​IMG]
     

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