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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by dawn0326, Jan 27, 2011.

  1. dawn0326

    dawn0326 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have been wanting/needing to find a forum for backyard chicken people! I love my chickens and unfortunately today one of mine died...a cute little showgirl named Penelope. My daughter and I are missing her and her flock is too! I still have four other chickens who are not quite a year old yet...one barred rock (Spinnie), 2 gray silkies (Lulu and Leah) and a Wyandotte (Penny). This is the first time I've had chickens so I am trying to learn quick. I have them in a chicken tractor and they are such a sweet group. 3 of them are laying already. I'm worried since one died unexpectedly and since we don't know why. I'm hoping to keep the rest healthy. I look forward to learning more here and to making some friends who also love chickens.
    thanks, dawn:)
     
  2. draye

    draye Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] from Arkansas, and sorry about your loss.
     
  3. geebs

    geebs Lovin' the Lowriders!

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    welcome dawn! [​IMG]
     
  4. Cloverleaf Farm

    Cloverleaf Farm Bearded Birds are Best

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    [​IMG] Sorry about your Penelope!!! [​IMG]
     
  5. renart

    renart Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome from NW Washington State [​IMG]
     
  6. Cacciatore

    Cacciatore Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome [​IMG] So sorry for your loss.
     
  7. dawn0326

    dawn0326 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks everybody! I'm very happy to be here. Can't wait to post pics. And I'm also from NW WA...very west...on the coast [​IMG]
     
  8. SunnyCalifornia

    SunnyCalifornia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome Dawn! I'm so sorry about your sweet little hen. Mine are all under a year old too. I lost one of my original 4 in a freak heatwave in Sept. We were so devastated. I cried for a week, then I had to get 3 new chicks to replace her. And then 4 more..just because [​IMG] They call that chicken math around here. [​IMG] Beware! But welcome from CA. [​IMG]
     
  9. dawn0326

    dawn0326 Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:chicken math....I like the sound of that. I'm already dreaming about adding more this spring.
     
  10. Cloverleaf Farm

    Cloverleaf Farm Bearded Birds are Best

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    Quote:chicken math....I like the sound of that. I'm already dreaming about adding more this spring.

    I started with 6...now, two years later, I'm up to roughly 60! [​IMG]
     

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