Out of the shadows

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by riverscape1, May 31, 2011.

  1. riverscape1

    riverscape1 In the Brooder

    May 29, 2011
    Hi chicks and roosters,
    We want to introduce ourselves. It's time to make ourselves known --we've been lurking in the shadows, reading and learning, for the last few weeks.:cool This forum is so full of good information for new chicken mothers!

    We are in Upstate SC, where it will be a record setting scorcher today! [​IMG]

    Our home is a in a rural area with 7.5 acres of woods by a river. We don't farm because we would have to fight our wildlife for it.

    We've never kept birds of any kind until we adopted 3 chicks from a K5 hatching project at Easter. My 13 year old dd thought her grandfather would add them to his little free range flock, but he didn't want new chicks or standard chickens to deal with. His flock has been decimated by predators recently anyway. So, after a heartbreaking pout, her dad said we'll adopt one, then three... We adopted one that didn't hatch well (needed help) and we lost it after 3 days. That was mine and I was left with a big hole in my heart that I've been working on filling. That left two. At 2 1/2 weeks we were suspicious that our little Ally might actually be our pal Al! The passing days have only confirmed it. We have a roo of unknown origin ( I'll be looking for someone to play the guessing game as soon as I get the picture thing figured out) and a Black Sex Link pullet who's growing like gangbusters.

    The chicks currently live in their second apartment after having moved from their rubbermaid brooder in the bathtub to a chicken run/tractor in the garage that we move out for sunshine during the day. We are in the planning stages for their permanent home. They will not be free range because of the close proximity of our wildlife. Raccoons, possums, great horned owls, red foxes, coyotes, snakes and other such assorted varments are daily visitors. So our goal for the coop and chicken run will be as predator proof as possible.

    We are looking for two more pullets to add to our pets, since out of my original three potential egg factories, I only got one! I'd like to get enough eggs for family use and to make this growing project worthwhile!

    We're excited to meet y'all! [​IMG]

    Donna and Mikaela, new chicken mothers
  2. flowergirl60

    flowergirl60 Songster

    Feb 13, 2011
    Austin Tx
    Welcome from Austin Tx. You will find alot of good info here. I've only had chickens since Dec 2010 and I have learned so much. The fun begins.[​IMG]
  3. QualityPolish

    QualityPolish Songster

    Apr 7, 2011
    Welcome!!!! Good luck with your birds!
    From Utah
  4. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle


    congrats on the chicks

  5. AlienChick

    AlienChick Songster

    Apr 9, 2010
    Glasgow, KY
    [​IMG] from Virginia!

    Enjoy your new chicks. (Sorry about the one that was lost.)

    Sounds like you're doing a great job!

  6. weimarmama

    weimarmama Crowing

    Jun 4, 2010
    My Coop
    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. So sorry about the one you lost. Congrats & good luck [​IMG]
  7. ChickyD

    ChickyD Songster

    Oct 11, 2010
    [​IMG] from NH [​IMG]
  8. Desert Rooster

    Desert Rooster El Gallo Del Desierto

    Sep 4, 2010
    Hesperia, Ca
    Hello [​IMG] from Hesperia,CA and [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
  9. NonnasBabies

    NonnasBabies Muddy Acre Farms

    Sep 20, 2009
    Pride, La.
    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Pride, Louisiana!
  10. riverscape1

    riverscape1 In the Brooder

    May 29, 2011
    Thanks to each of you for sending out the welcome wagon. I'm looking forward to getting to know you.[​IMG]

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