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Soon to be chicken wranglers

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by clanreed, Jul 26, 2011.

  1. clanreed

    clanreed Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 24, 2011
    Valleyford, WA
    The following is the steps we took to soon becoming chicken wranglers

    1. Spend many years, while standing in front of the organic eggs at the market, having 2 minute conversations about how nice it would be to have chickens to produce our own free range organic eggs, but never do anything about it.

    2. Read an article about heritage chickens, spend last week researching heritage breeds and decide some Dominiques would be a good match. In a moment of weakness order 15 pullets and 2 cockerals.

    3. Frantically spend the next week reading hundreds and hundreds of posts on BackYardChickens to become knowledgable on how to house, feed, water, and generally care for the above ordered chicks.

    4. Purchase or scrounge up necessary items and set up a brooder in husbands office. Wait for husband to return from his business trip and see his new work companions for the next 6 weeks. Both husband and chicks will arrive home this Friday.

    5. Continue reading posts on BackYardChickens and begin designing the best way to take a 24'x12' stall in the barn and turn it into a safe house for our chickens--nest boxes, poops boards, scratch, diatomaceous earth, roosts, predators, bedding, dust baths, automatic waterers, feed...

    6. Spend the next 6 weeks completing #5 and convincing the goats that the barn is big enough to share with a few chickens.

    Not Sure if we did all this in the correct order, but sometimes we work better under pressure.

    Still a newbie her so no super special signature or avatar,

    Shannon, husband, son 16, daughter 18, 9 Neapolitan mastiffs, 10 goats and 1 cat
  2. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

    May 11, 2010
    [​IMG] Perfect intro!
  3. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Sounds like you've thought of everything! I think you will love the new additions to the family! Welcome to Chicken World. [​IMG]
  4. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle


  5. hcppam

    hcppam Chillin' With My Peeps

    Glad to meet you welcome from Big Bear Ca. [​IMG]
  6. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 28, 2011
    Hello and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    It sounds like your ready for your first flock!
  7. Hillbilly Hen

    Hillbilly Hen Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 11, 2009
    Newaygo Michigan
    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Michigan!

    Wow 9 Neopolitian Mastiffs???

    Oh, be prepared for all the dust when brooding the baby chicks. Cover everything if possible. It is unbelievable how much dust those little chicks can create.
  8. chi-rn

    chi-rn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 11, 2011
  9. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Welcome to BYC.
  10. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

    Jun 4, 2010
    My Coop
    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us.

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