yay, we have chickens

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Orpington Mom, Jul 13, 2019.

  1. Orpington Mom

    Orpington Mom In the Brooder

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    After several years of waiting for a coop to put them in, my son built one and we got chickens...10 little fluff balls. So far, so good, except for the neighbor's dog.
    I read that once you start getting critters, you want more. It really is fun caring for them. Maybe someday I will have more...
    We out of both necessity and choice look for how to do things as inexpensively as possible. Our chicken coop and run cost only the labor(of my son). Other costs, like the heat lamp, were more than I expected. However, the joy of caring for these little critters is immeasureable.
    Following a year of many family deaths these little chickens have been a balm. Who knew?
    We garden (some), we build, we fix, we live with contentment.
     
  2. IamRainey

    IamRainey Songster

    Good for you!

    Orpingtons are such sweet chickens!
     
  3. MaryJanet

    MaryJanet Songster

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    Hi @Orpington Mom :frow and welcome from me in Australia!
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    Orpingtons are sooo cute with their big fluffy butts!
     
  4. ValerieJ

    ValerieJ Crowing

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    Hi! :frow Welcome to BYC! Oh yes, the little chicks warm your heart and before you know it you have chickens that you are saving all the watermelon ends and cantaloupe seeds for. When we have a particularly cold winter, my girls even get warm buttermilk, because I'm just so crazy about them. :lau And I want to say, moving to the country and getting chickens was how I dealt with loss and grief too. Trust me, it works. :hugs
     
  5. Leahs Coop

    Leahs Coop Free Ranging

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    Hello,:frow and a warm welcome to Backyard Chickens! It's great to have you here with us.
     
  6. DobieLover

    DobieLover Easily distracted by chickens

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    Hello and welcome to BYC! :frow Glad you joined.
     
  7. 21hens-incharge

    21hens-incharge Addict

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    I find my birds are very calming when things are rough.

    It sounds like some good calming is overdue for you.

    Orpingtons are a good choice. :thumbsup
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    So glad you joined us at Backyard Chickens, the pulse beat of the chicken community.
     
  9. 007Sean

    007Sean Pheasant Whisperer

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    Howdy :frow and Welcome to Backyard Chickens.

    Happy :ya to have you here with us. Enjoy your time here at BYC!

    Thanks for joining our community! :celebrate
     
  10. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

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    Hello and welcome to BYC. I hope that you enjoy your time here.

    This is a useful link to take a look at - “How to...” guides. You may wish to consider including your location (using the guide in the link above). You can use this link to contact members in your area - U.S. States

    Best wishes

    Pork Pie
     

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