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Renewing our Chicken Love!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by graygiant, May 27, 2016.

  1. graygiant

    graygiant Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi everyone! Our family is eagerly awaiting the hatching of baby chicks in my daughter's 1st grade class! I tried to avoid caving in to my emotions, but I love, love, love chickens! We all do!

    We bought 12 chicks at our local farm store several years ago--2 of them were roosters. They were Rhode Island Reds and we were very hands-on while rearing them. What a joy they were! We managed to re-home all but 2 of the hens and eventually, they stayed living in Grandma's barn, laying their eggs happily in Grandpa's boat every day.

    We have no idea yet what breed our new babies are and we will for sure adopt 2 of them, maybe 4. We're waiting to see if other families will help adopt them. If not, we certainly will make room for them with us as we wouldn't want them to meet a less than desirable fate.

    I discovere Backyard Chickens through a Google search as I was refreshing my memory on multiple aspects of chick care and general layer keeping.

    We raise Jacob sheep, but only have 5 right now as our space is not adequate for more large animals. We utilize the wool for spinning and needle felting and these 5 sheep are considered pets.

    We have wanted to have chickens again for a couple years now. Store bought eggs are disgusting these days and the way the hens are treated is even more awful. We prefer to raise our own food whenever possible and our animals are treated with dignity and kindness. We also adore the crazy antics of chickens and all their habits!

    I've seen some very thorough and helpful information here already and look forward to lots more!
     
  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and [​IMG] - glad that you have joined us and i hope that you enjoy your impending chicken-keeping renaissance.

    Best wishes

    CT
     
  3. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join the flock! Hope they have a good hatch in the classroom :fl Seeing the chick hatch from the egg sure is an amazing experience and one that ever gets boring!! Very addictive if you ask me!! The learning centre is a fab place to check out ~ https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center
    It sure has everything there that will refresh you. It's so nice you are taking some in, let's hope some others adopt them too.

    You might also like to pop over to the other livestock section too for chat about your sheep ~ https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/22/other-pets-amp-livestock

    Wishing you the very best of luck for the future and enjoy BYC :frow
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    glad you joined us at Backyard chickens. Hope you enjoy it as much as we do.
     
  5. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined us!
     
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  7. graygiant

    graygiant Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you, everyone, for the warm welcomes!
     
  8. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    :thumbsup
     
  9. Chicken Egg 17

    Chicken Egg 17 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi and welcome to BYC glad you could join us.:woot
     

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