Rose from Downers Grove, IL

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by the42ndfl00r, Mar 14, 2015.

  1. the42ndfl00r

    the42ndfl00r Hatching

    Feb 8, 2015
    Hello all!

    I have 4 chicks, hopefully all hens. I've had the chicks for 3.5 weeks now, received them from Two speckled sussex, Nugget and Noodle, and two silver laced wyandottes, Little and Kiev (AKA BullyBossy). The pictures below are of varied dates.

    Luna just seems to want to touch them and smell them. No claws or teeth, yet! Our other cat Casper is curious, but frightened when they come too close.

    All four on my shoulder!

    Luna stops them from falling off the table.


    Note how the speckled sussex in back hasn't got any tail or back feathers yet [​IMG] I hope she's a stunted little lady and not a roo! 6 days since this photo and Nugget still has no tail feathers.

    We're in the process of building a coop from the Garden Coop plans. It's going well so far.
  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    My brother lives in Downers Grove. He has told me DG is allowing chickens but he didn't know what the limitations were. Before, I guess you needed a lot of land from one end to another away from neighbors - making it pretty impossible for most residents. Welcome to Backyard chickens, glad you joined the flock.
  3. NickyKnack

    NickyKnack Love is Silkie soft!

    Welcome to BYC and the coop! There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to joined the BYC family.
  4. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons

    Apr 23, 2014
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    I remember my speckled sussex hen was slow to feather out as well but I would keep an eye on her.
    Last edited: Mar 15, 2015
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  5. the42ndfl00r

    the42ndfl00r Hatching

    Feb 8, 2015

    When they changed the rules and made it so you could get a permit and have chickens as close as 7ft from bordering fences with your neighbors permission it was put in the paper and other online sources. What I hadn't realized was that it had been allowed on larger properties beforehand. I am lucky to have one of those properties! Ultimately, it just means I don't need to go through extra hoops to start my flock. Luckily, since the publicization of the new rules we decided it was time for the coop!
    Last edited: Mar 15, 2015
  6. sumi

    sumi Égalité

    Jun 28, 2011
    Rep of Ireland
    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] I'm glad to hear the ordinances are in your favour! I've hatched a batch of RIR chicks a few weeks ago and two of them were VERY slow to feather out. One turned out to be female and one I'm thinking is a male. Sometimes you just get a little slow coach [​IMG]
  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO.

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us!
  8. the42ndfl00r

    the42ndfl00r Hatching

    Feb 8, 2015
    Today's latest photos! 17 days since we received them!

    Speckled Sussex, Nugget - bare shoulders [​IMG]

    Speckled Sussex, Noodle

    Silver Laced Wyandottes, Little and Kiev (aka BullyBossy)

    Silver Laced Wyandottes, Little in the foreground, Kiev in the middle and Speckled Sussex, Nugget in the background
  9. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing

    Jul 24, 2013
    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]I'm glad you joined us.

    Your chicks are all adorable! You have some very nice breeds.
  10. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging

    Feb 18, 2011
    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!

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