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Hello! My name is Rachel. I'm a high schooler who lives in Michigan. I currently have seven hens: 1 Buff Orpington (Persephone), 3 Australorps (Nina, Svenia, and Mikasa), and 3 ISA Browns (Lavender, Carmen, and Coco). My hens are all free range, as we live far from a main road and local crows keep the hawks at bay. I've lost two birds so far (one to a raccoon back when the coop wasn't fully secured, one to a loose dog), but we've fortunately been able to help four who were injured.

I love having chickens; they're so fun and cute, and nothing beats fresh eggs on Saturday morning. I'm hoping to learn some new tips and tricks so that one day I can manage my own flock with a variety of breeds.
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:welcome Rachel! Glad to have you! have you checked out the learning center?: http://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center

 

I like the names you chose for you flock! Have fun on your chicken adventure, and enjoy those fresh eggs!


Edited by mymilliefleur - 3/27/16 at 12:30pm

Breeds I raise: Easter Eggers, Naked Necks, PROJECT white d'Uccles, Mille fleur d'Uccles, RI reds, Barred PR's, Assorted Cochins, GLW's, Sexlinks, Mutts, and one Lavender Orpington!

Turkeys: Bourbon Red ~ Standard Bronze

Ducks: Blue ripple and black Muscovys

 

 

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Breeds I raise: Easter Eggers, Naked Necks, PROJECT white d'Uccles, Mille fleur d'Uccles, RI reds, Barred PR's, Assorted Cochins, GLW's, Sexlinks, Mutts, and one Lavender Orpington!

Turkeys: Bourbon Red ~ Standard Bronze

Ducks: Blue ripple and black Muscovys

 

 

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Hi welcome-byc.gif Rachel

Glad you could join us here! I'm sorry to hear you lost a couple of your birds hugs.gif It sure is upsetting when flock members are lost. I'm pleased to hear you were able to save your injured birds.
Wishing you the very best of luck for the future. fl.gif you can keep those predators at bay.

Be sure to ask any questions, everyone here to help and very friendly.

Enjoy BYC and all the chicken chat frow.gif
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:welcome

 

Hi Rachel,

 

Glad you're enjoying your birds.

 

Thanks for joining us!

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Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)

I set fire to the rain! Watch it pour as I, touched your face. Well it burn while I cried, because I heard it screaming out your name. And I threw us into flames. I knew that was the last time, the last time...I set fire to the rain! -Adele

 

Look at my flock page! http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/bantamfan4lifes-flock

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I set fire to the rain! Watch it pour as I, touched your face. Well it burn while I cried, because I heard it screaming out your name. And I threw us into flames. I knew that was the last time, the last time...I set fire to the rain! -Adele

 

Look at my flock page! http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/bantamfan4lifes-flock

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Hi Rachel and welcome to BYC - glad to have you onboard. I hope that you enjoy being a member as much as the rest of us.

 

All the best

CT

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:frow  Love the names!

Married to the old dude, 0 human kids, 4 cockatiels:  Nutter Butter, Crystal, Kiki, Marco. 2 parakeets:  The Lemon Drop twins.  1 eccentric peacock:  George. 1 pet terrapin:  Mr. Tuttle. And 14 world famous Jersey Giants hens! Also 1 Black Copper Marans Rooster:  Lying Larry.  2 Black Copper Hens:  Moe, and Curly. Blue Copper Marans rooster:  Son of Steele.  Jersey Giant rooster: Dapper Dan....

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Married to the old dude, 0 human kids, 4 cockatiels:  Nutter Butter, Crystal, Kiki, Marco. 2 parakeets:  The Lemon Drop twins.  1 eccentric peacock:  George. 1 pet terrapin:  Mr. Tuttle. And 14 world famous Jersey Giants hens! Also 1 Black Copper Marans Rooster:  Lying Larry.  2 Black Copper Hens:  Moe, and Curly. Blue Copper Marans rooster:  Son of Steele.  Jersey Giant rooster: Dapper Dan....

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Hi Rachel, very nice to meet you.:frow

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