We have a coop and CHICKENS!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by epona4, Nov 9, 2008.

  1. epona4

    epona4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK, I am not sure how to load pics onto here yet, so I'm linking to my flicker account.

    Hope this works!

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/epona4/3015732200/in/set-72157604610460704/

    My plan had been to get 6 pullets. I ended up with 3 pullets and 2 roos! What is wrong with me???? However, I wanted to make sure to get them from the same breeder because I don't have 2 coops and couldn't keep them separate. The guy wanted us to buy 2 pairs of barred rocks (bantams), but I didn't want the two roos. He had a pair of Sussex and wasn't willing to split them up. So now, we have 2 roos. One of which thinks he's a LOT bigger than what he really is!!

    For the most part I'm really pleased as these were two breeds on my short list of the ones I was interested in. AND I was really interested in getting a sussex but didn't think I'd find one. This was the only pair I saw in the sale area.

    As for the show itself...Never again!! At least not a big show! It was awful for me. I hate crowds and it was VERY crowded. And of course the noise was quite impressive. (geese, roos, call ducks, turkeys!) About 20 minutes in I was ready to go home empty handed. Esp. after DH had just talked to a woman who told him that he wasn't going to have any luck finding barn yard birds there. They really only sell"Show birds" at shows like this. (at which point I went into the hall and nearly broke into tears)

    After that I decided to walk around the show area (MUCH wider isles and fewer people) to get an idea of the types of birds I wanted. Then I took one last walk through the sales area and saw these guys.

    Now they are home and we're all getting acquainted.

    So begins my chicken adventure!
     
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  2. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

    Mar 21, 2008
    Michigan
    To add a pic copy the link that is JUST the pic location http.. blah blah...jpg and paste between the IMG code sets of brackets....

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  3. sunnydee

    sunnydee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nice coop! Now you need to share some pictures of your chickens? How many do you have and what kind?
     
  4. momma's chickens

    momma's chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 10, 2008
    Idaho
    Thanks for sharing, I love the pic of the cat testing out the chicken pop door to see if it is safe for the chickens. [​IMG]
     
  5. Cetawin

    Cetawin Chicken Beader

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    nice coop... [​IMG] Cute chicken children
     
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  6. ibpboo

    ibpboo Where Chickens Ride Horses

    Jul 9, 2007
    always changing
    Hooray coop and chickens!! [​IMG]

    You can also try uploading pics with the upload link on the blue bar above! Then click the image link, right click and copy, then in your post, right click and paste!!
     
  7. Jena

    Jena The Welsh Witch

    Nov 2, 2008
    Cardiff
    Nice birds, and your housing looks mpressive too... enjoy the fun getting to know and love them... lol.... good for you.

    Jena
     
  8. andehens

    andehens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I love barred rocks, they are my all time faves! your sussex is very pretty! You should really enjoy them!
     
  9. epona4

    epona4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:There should have been some chicken pics in that set. I'm planning on taking more a bit later today. [​IMG]

    We brought home a pair of Sussex. (Rocky and Ginger from "Chicken Run") and a trio of bantam barred rock. (Tiny T(terror), Juicy and Sissy)

    If Tiny T keeps acting the way he's been acting I'm not sure how much longer he'll be sticking around! [​IMG] He's quite full of himself! Of course he IS terribly handsome! I remember my mom telling me about the fiesty banty roosters when I was little. Rocky, on the other hand is 4x T's size and as passive as can be!

    The girls are very chatty. I love the little noises they make! I'd never really been around chickens before, so it's all new! We're all enjoying them. Even the 18 year old who's been annoyed as heck that we've been spending so much time and money (not that much even) getting ready for these birds!

    I'm sensing an order of chicks come spring time! (along with some cambell ducks and American buff geese!
     
  10. Omran

    Omran Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2008
    Bagdad KY
    I think you guys did a great job.
    Omran
     

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