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Discussion in 'Where am I? Where are you!' started by Naztrain, Jan 12, 2007.

  1. Lilwanis

    Lilwanis Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello fellow Utahns! I have been silently reading this thread for a while now and decided that I should introduce myself. My hope is that I can make some friends here. We have eight chickens, one who is a sneaky rooster. They started off as a mothers day present of four chicks and have mysteriously doubled since May :rolleyes: I am mom and step-mom in a family of nine (a modern Brady Bunch plus one). We are in the Rose Park area. The chickens were bought in three different sets so we have the big girls, the medium girls (aka the psycho sisters), and the baby girls.
    The Big Girls (15-17 weeks)

    Henry the RIR rooster. He has started to crow this past week at 17 weeks old. I have not heard this as he stops if I show up. My husband assures me that it is loud and comical.

    Ophelia the buff Orpington. She seems to be the boss. She started off super friendly but will no longer cuddle with me. However she is fast to notice if I have treats. She and Henry let the other big girls know if I have entered the yard and whether or not I have treats.

    Peaber the Plymouth Barred Rock. She was the fifth "big girl" (the fourth big girl died and is the reason we got the baby girls). We bought her when the others were three(ish) weeks old. She was at least a week older and maybe two...one of the fully feathered ones that they sell for a dollar at IFA. She is really stupid. I am trying to be brief in these descriptions, or I would go into more detail there. She definitely entertains us.

    Lacy the who knows what. Lacy was supposed to be a GLW, but is not. I posted about her and the consensus was Wellsummer/mix or a black sex link. She is standoffish and super smart. She leads the others to food around the yard (we have a little over a half acre lot and they have supervised free range time every day). She also knows how to sneak a treat from the humans without the others knowing and is the first to try new treats.

    The Medium Girls (11 weeks)

    Nox the blue Andalusian. I am fairly convinced she is the reason the two were named the psycho sisters. She runs around like a road runner and panics easily. She is weird I that she loves to be held if you can catch her. She will just totally pass out in your lap and is like a cat in letting you know where to pet. That is, if you can catch her. Most of the time we don't bother, she's so fast!!!

    Ruby the RIR. She was purchased to replace Henry when we found out he was a boy. Nox was an impulse buy so that Ruby didn't have to be alone. She doesn't have much of a personality, kind of in Nox's shadow. She does have a mohawk where her saddle feathers are.

    The Baby Girls (8.5 weeks both are EE's to replace the one that died)

    Opal blue and rust colored. Really pretty girl she is a sweet heart. She goes limp when you hold her with her legs dangling.

    Pearl white with black and rust feathers. The black feathers are really well hidden, you just notice them from time to time. She also has a blue patch on her head. The rust color is a lacing from breast to half way down her back. Quite a few EE's with her pattern but it is difficult to explain. She is the leader of these two and is quite assertive even with the big girls. She even chases off Henry from time to time (Henry is a bit of a whimp sometimes, though he does chase the cats off). When I first got the baby girls, they would peep all night if I didn't rock them to sleep (aka let them nestle under my shirt). They are still somewhat convinced that I am their mother.

    So, here we are. No one is laying yet. The babies are still in the mini coop until they get a little bigger. None of the groups mingle together. They stick with their sisters and chase off the next youngest. Medium and big girls are in the coops together but still don't like each other. They don't fight though, so that is good. I suppose you can tell I am enjoying my girls...and Henry. Nice to meet you all!
     
  2. RedIII

    RedIII Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome, Lilwanis! [​IMG] It seems like I've seen your name before, but I can't remember where. Woops! We're happy to have you here, anyway. Sounds like a nice bunch of ladies you have to go with your gent. Your Opal sounds very similar to my Serah (EE) in color - blue/gray with buff on her back and wings, kind of like a blue-laced buff. She's even got a little buff unibrow now [​IMG]

    Don't feel shy. We just like to be silly and have a good time here.
     
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  3. Lilwanis

    Lilwanis Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thankyou for the welcome, Red! It sounds like Opaland Serah look similar. "lilwanis" is my default handle across the web so it's possible you have seen it any number of places.
    I am shy by nature, but with online forums it is more a matter of time than shyness. Currently on a staycation so have lots of time...
     
  4. RedIII

    RedIII Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Alright, children. And how do we know that chickens have overrun our life? Because when you look at a box that says, "ice cream bars", your brain translates it to,"cream legbars".

    [​IMG]
     
  5. La Casa de Pollo

    La Casa de Pollo Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome lilwanis! I love the intro, with all the chicken info. Perfect! So I have to have is "Peaber" short for peabrain? It sounded like it may have derived from her character lol.

    You should be gettting eggs soon, just like Red! Exciting! Hope you have lots of fun on here, we sure like it :)
     
  6. La Casa de Pollo

    La Casa de Pollo Overrun With Chickens

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    Oh Red you are sooooooo far gone lol :lau
     
  7. La Casa de Pollo

    La Casa de Pollo Overrun With Chickens

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    Last call, I am headed to Cynthia's tomorrow, if anybody needs a chicken shuttle. I am going from Logan to Orem and back. daloorashens, let me know about the Ameraucana....I will call you tonight if I do not see you post....

    No solved mystery this morning. And everybody has laid but my olive egger. i give up. All I can think is maybe those eggs were from a different day when a few skipped and I just overlooked them.
     
  8. Lilwanis

    Lilwanis Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Casa de Pollo, Peaber was actually named before we got her, but I like your reason much better. She got her name by adding vowels to PBR (I have seen plymouth barred rock, but since then I seem to see barred Plymouth rock).

    Red, that is hilarious!
     
  9. La Casa de Pollo

    La Casa de Pollo Overrun With Chickens

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    Lilwainis, that makes sense! haha! It was an unusual name, there had to be a story there :D Love it. I have had good luck with my BR, she is a sweetheart and more of the smartest in the flock...we have taught her to ring a bell on a string haha :) She is the favorite here for for sure. She gets waaaaay more treats that the other girls.

    Anybody on here want to buy my Aussie for ten bucks? Peanut M&M egger has gotten her size up but still not a store med size yet. Lays every day though, that part is good.....she will likely land on ksl sometime soon. Maybe.
     
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  10. auntie hattie

    auntie hattie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Kidasoto I saw that yesterday and thought that was the sweetest thing. Sorry about your grandpa. That is such a hard illness to have to suffer with. My heart goes out to you and your family at this time. Enjoy the time you have with him. Grandpas are the best. Thanks for sharing now I know who's Grandpa that is. [​IMG]

    Lilwanis [​IMG]

    Lisa glad to here your daughter is doing better! I hope she has a great school year.
    Can't remember other stuff I read.[​IMG]

    So I'm getting to attached to my chicks so I need to let them go. Whittni send me a PM if you are still interested. They are free. To a good home. They are 4 weeks old now and are beautiful and sweet as can be.
    I'll be heading up north on Sept. 4 let me know if anyone needs the chicken shuttle.[​IMG] Daloorashens?
     

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