Stay at home Mom new to chickens

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by MimiB, Apr 12, 2012.

  1. MimiB

    MimiB Out Of The Brooder

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    I am a stay at home mom to 3 wonderful kids. We recently purchased 5 acres in the country and will be purchasing at least another 5 in a year to put a house down on. We have always known that we would want chickens and since there are a lot of ticks on the land we will let them eat up the ticks once we build our house and are there permanently. We bought 5 assorted pullets and 6 assorted bantams from Tractor Supply. I am not sure of the exact breeds. The pullets we got are 3 white ones and two reddish blonde ones. The bantams are 3 dark reddish brown booted ones, 2 pure white booted ones and 1 mostly white with black in the tail and yellowish orange feet (not booted). We have them in a coop outside now since they have all of their feathers in. I can not believe how quick they grow! The only problem we had was in the very beginning with pasting. Thank God for the internet and a warm bath and some q-tips and the problem was solved :) I love our chickens already! The kids love helping their Daddy take care of them and clean out their cage and run. We have about a 6 foot open run (fenced on sides open on top) in a fenced in yard. This is only our temporary coop as when we move we will build a much larger one that has a covered run... I am sure I will come here to find ideas on building our own. It will have to be pretty big since we already have 11 hens and I have always heard your flock usually increases over the years LOL!
    I will have to take some pictures of them tomorrow in the daylight. Right now they are all sound asleep in their coop :)
     
  2. wolftracks

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    dreamer5577 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan [​IMG]

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