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post #11 of 17

Hi Dominique :welcome

 

If you would like to 'meet' other members in VA, you can find them here on your state thread:

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/270925/find-your-states-thread

 

Sorry you wound up with 2 roos, at least the landlord tried to make amends.

 

Thanks for joining us, it's nice to have you here!

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Thanks! Glad to be among like-minded (though more expereinced) chicken lovers.
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Thanks! Glad to be among like-minded (though more expereinced) chicken lovers.


Oh we're all poultry-addled around here! And you'll pick up a lot just reading the articles and posts.

 

Have fun with your flock!

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post #14 of 17

I was among those who replied to your post in "what breed or gender is this."  I recall we felt 2 cockerels and one  pretty pullet.   Would be nice if he rehomed his dog since he will repeat his behavior as soon as the opportunity presents itself.   Welcome to Backyard chickens.

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Thanks so sincerely for the really nice welcome!

As suspected, it seems two of the three new chickens are male. I already have an established rooster and a very small flock so unfortunately I will be returning these politely to the landlord. I will keep the pullet. She was interesting looking to me and I wanted to know what she is... it's looking like maybe a Rhode Island Red and Easter Egger mix? There may be more than that in her; she's red and black and iridescent and essentially combless. My other chickens were raised under-foot and are very loving and sociable. Is it too late to build a bond with this pullet, you think?


You're welcome, and X2 on Cynthia12; you can still bond with her. The way to a chicken's heart is through its stomach. There is a good article at http://www.mypetchicken.com/backyard-chickens/chicken-help/My-chickens-run-away-whenever-they-see-me-Can-I-H57.aspx explaining how to bond with your chickens.

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I was among those who replied to your post in "what breed or gender is this."  I recall we felt 2 cockerels and one  pretty pullet.   Would be nice if he rehomed his dog since he will repeat his behavior as soon as the opportunity presents itself.   Welcome to Backyard chickens.

Thanks everyone, first of all. I have found this chicken easy to bond with. I know nothing of her background. Maybe she feels gratitude, I'm not sure. I raised my first clutch under-foot and they are still more flighty than she is (although they come running to me when I show up, probably because they associate me with food).

I kinda flipped out over the dog killing my chicken, to be honest. It was my first loss and this chicken was a pet to my family. I had complained about the dog before and this was the straw that broke the camel's back. I probably shouldn't have been so upset, I guess. The landlord's daughter got so mad she fired off an eviction notice (we are on a month to month lease on a farm that we share with an older Korean couple). We smoothed it out. He penned up the offending dog and gave us permission to pen the dog at any point if we want our chickens to roam. The dog is a wee little ankle-biter. I was considering getting a farm dog in part to protect my chickens. Bad idea?
post #17 of 17

Welcome to the BYC flock!  We are glad you joined us!

 

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Nothing wrong with a farm dog IF they are properly trained.  Our German Shepherd does great with our chickens, but spend enough time on BYC, and you will hear countless other stories of dog and chicken encounters that did not go well. If you do decide to get a dog, do your research on breeds and training techniques in attempts to try to ensure a good fit with your flock.

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