Okie newbie here

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by booger, May 11, 2009.

  1. booger

    booger Out Of The Brooder

    May 11, 2009
    Northeastern Missouri
    We're almost done building our new coop for our new flock so figured it was about time to join up so I can show it off. I've been lurking for years.

    I'm Diane, homeschooling mom to six. Hubby's a welder who can build any crazy thing I dream up. We got our first flocks about five-six years ago but have been birdless for the last two years or so. Now things have settled down enough for us to have more birds so we bought 30 3-week old chicks from a friend over a month ago. Our sheep had taken over the old, simple coop so we decided to build a nicer, new one up here close to the house. It's *finally almost done. I'll be sure to post pics when all of the finishing touches are on.

    Oh, the chicks are about half RIR and half Barred Rocks*, with a couple of Aracauna tossed in for good measure. The lady told us that the BR are Dominiques but, after a lot of reading on my part, I'm convince they're just Barred Rocks. It makes no difference to us either way, though. Out of the 30, we're hoping about half of the are pullets (and it's looking like that's about what we have) and most of the fellas will get acquainted with our deep freeze. We will keep a rooster or two around for protection and breeding. We're completely new to the breeding/hatching game so I'll likely annoy the snot out of you when we get to that stage.

    Nice to meet you all!
  2. Cats Critters

    Cats Critters Completely Indecisive

  3. insiderart

    insiderart Obviously Insane

    Apr 30, 2009
    [​IMG] from NW Arkansas.
  4. Sirclucksalot

    Sirclucksalot New Egg

    May 3, 2009
    Welcome from Wister, OK.!
  5. Missouri Maiden

    Missouri Maiden Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 4, 2009
    Southwest Missouri
    [​IMG] From Mo! [​IMG]
  6. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    [​IMG] from Washington

    Glad you're getting back into chickens and sharing with us

  7. jambunny

    jambunny Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 4, 2009
    Banner Wyoming
    Welcome from Wyoming!
  8. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member

    Apr 21, 2008
    West Michigan
    [​IMG], Diane!

    Glad to have you here! [​IMG]
  9. Oklahoma Lightning

    Oklahoma Lightning Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 3, 2009
    Twin Oaks
    Welcome , from a Okie with one foot in Arkansas. We 24 mikes from Siloam Spring,Ar.
  10. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

    Nov 23, 2008
    Madisonville, TN
    [​IMG] from TN

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