My 1st Ameraucana! So excited!!!

Discussion in 'Chicken Stories and Images' started by 7chicks, Jul 28, 2012.

  1. 7chicks

    7chicks New Member

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    Here she is. Got her at a nearby fur & feather swap this morning. She was handled a lot as a chick so she's very sweet & tame. Content to be held so that's all it took and I was in love. :D She's about 5 months old I was told. Introduced her to my Australorp Lilah (my lonely one I'm always yapping about that is badly pecked on by the other hens). Lilah pushed her chest around a bit and left. Have my new little one in the coop tractor by herself for now. Letting the older girls slowly get acquainted with her being around and her a chance to settle in too. I'm so very excited. I've wanted one of these kinds of chickens for a long while.
     

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  2. Apyl

    Apyl New Member

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    Very cute congrats :)
     

  3. Sundancers

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    I miss our fur & feather swap ... To many rules and regs, they closed up shop.

    Nice looking little lady, congrats!
     
  4. 7chicks

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    What a shame to have that end. Today was the first time my mom has gone and its only minutes from her house. She got there just as I was debating on this little one. They had pot belly baby pigs there today, lots of chickens, ducks, bunnies, goats, and kittens. Fun to be able to go and pick out what you're looking for. Nice too you can see what you're getting! This little one I brought home today is so nice and healthy! She'll be the final addition to my family now. She was exactly what we were missing. :)
     
  5. aymelli

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    I see the pics! Finally found them. She looks great!
     
  6. hollyosborn

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    aweee shes sweet!!!!!! OHHH i want a pot bellied pig!
     
  7. new2coop

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    How about a miniature goat lol.
     
  8. rob

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    great looking bird. its hard around here (cardiff) to find anywhere to buy chickens.
     
  9. RachaelJ

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    Nice girl!

    What a nice girl you got! Hope all will get along.
    It will be fun to see what colour egg she lays.

    You gave me an idea to build a chicken tractor.
    How do you get them in and out, and how large is yours?

    Someone told me at the feed store that they can predict the colour egg the Americana will lay by feather colouring on the pullet.
    True???

    RachaelJ
     
  10. MariaElena

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  11. OliviaE

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    Love the chicken...gonna get chicks here in bout 2weeks. I can't wait :)
     
  12. 7chicks

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    Gosh, I forgot all about this thread. I loved her too. Unfortunately she had health issues when I got her. I didn't get them all figured out until it was too late. I tried absolutely everything to pull her through. She was a sweetheart. Her whole name was Holley Madison. (Holley for Holley carborators. Ya a motor freak. I was tickled to finally have a Holley carb on my little 95 Sonoma to go with her new heart - a 350 motor.) :eek: Anyway, my little Holley only made it to early part of September. She was a smart little bugger! Learned things very quick! After the loss of her, I got asked about being a mod on here which totally made my day, to getting asked if I could take my little cousin's lone sebright banty hen the same day, then 4 days later an ameraucana from a friend of my hubby's that he needed to rehome. So, in my saddness, I gained 3 things that make me happy. Being on here, and 2 sweet chickens - the sebright extremely sassy but sweet, and my little Josie aka JoJo who is just a doll. Guess in the short time Holley was here, at least she had a good loving home. She sure was pretty though with those soft white feathers!
     
  13. OliviaE

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    Sorry for the loss of Holley she sounds real pretty
     
  14. OliviaE

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    Sorry that poor holley died...she sounded like a pretty girl
     
  15. 7chicks

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    She was. Had quite the personality and was a perfect buddy for my lonesome forever pecked on australorp Lilah. The hardships of having chickens. Its hard to pinpoint problems sometimes and chickens like most animals can be great at hiding symptoms of illness. Things seem to go wrong overnight at times. We do the best we can though and share our experiences here in hopes it will help others good or bad. The joys of this forum, sharing with terrific people and working through chicken troubles & triumphs. :)
     
  16. OliviaE

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    Yeah agreed these forums r nice because u can share stuff that just happened or stuff that happened a year ago AND newbies like me can ask their questions
     
  17. 7chicks

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    Not so judgemental here like a lot of other forums. Admin does a great job of making sure the forum stays friendly and clean.
     
  18. OliviaE

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    Ya this is a great forum because there is not a lot of bad language and these nice people don't judge us :)
     
  19. 7chicks

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    Good thing or I might have been admitted to the looney bin months ago! :p