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Who knew I would raise chickens....

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by 4kidzmama, Mar 23, 2012.

  1. 4kidzmama

    4kidzmama New Egg

    Mar 23, 2012

    My name is Samantha and my family and I are from Mercersburg, Pa which is in South Central PA. We live right along the mountain. I have four children ages 13, 11, 7, and 5 and a husband who could normally be considered one of the kids..ha! We have quite an array of pets. We seem to "collect" them as the kids get older and are able to handle more challenging animals. My girls spend a lot of time at a local dairy farm and often show cows. In addition, we also have a horse named Ninja, a sheep named Andie, 3 dogs we just adopted (Willie, Cocoa, and Chloe) and a cat (Mama), 2 beta fish,3 snapping turtles we resuced last fall and most recently 8 baby chicks. Whoa! That looks like a lot when you spell it all out.

    Our chickens seem to be doing very well. Our chicks were bought at the local feed mill. We got several different breeds. I am unsure of there exact age but we have had them for about 4 days now. I am finding lots and lots of helpful info on this site. I love that the terminology is easy enough for a kids to understand. Anything that makes the kids want to help and get out from in front of the tv is ok with me.

    I have to say that I really, really never thought I would be raising chickens and either did anyone else in my family. So far I am finding it quite easy! Hey, what's a few chickens once you have all those other animals. They really do complete our little farm.
  2. Bunnylady

    Bunnylady POOF Goes the Pooka

    Nov 27, 2009
    Wilmington, NC

    I have a "zoo," too. The great thing about the chickens, of course, is that they do produce something, which makes it easier to excuse them being there (for those of us that need an excuse, lol). And when they free-range, every day is like an Easter egg hunt.

    Once again, welcome to the forum!
  3. Symphony

    Symphony Vanilla, Little Airt Airt

  4. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 26, 2011
    Upper Peninsula Michigan
    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan [​IMG]
  5. DDNONIN2016

    DDNONIN2016 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 27, 2012
    SW Ohio
    Hello and welcome from Ohio....glad you joined
  6. [​IMG] From Texas
  7. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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

    greymane Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 2, 2011
    Snyder County, PA
  10. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 3, 2007
    Oberlin, OH
    Hi and :welcome from Ohio. So glad you joined. :thumbsup

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