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Poll Results: What size of chickens/chicks do you have?

Poll expires: Dec 31, 2016  
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    Standard
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    Bantam
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post #1 of 8
Thread Starter 
Hey there big_smile.png I thought it would be fun to have a thread talking about our chickens!! For example where did you get them and what adventures have you and your fuzzy friend been up to. Maby while your at it show us pictures of your chickens/chicks!!! 👁❤️🐔





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post #2 of 8
In 2011 I asked my mom if we could get chickens eventually her and my dad said yes so we started choosing breeds from Murray McMurray hatchery. The black australorps were especially pretty and I wanted some Cochins too but my mom said their feathered feet would get all poopy.
Eventually we decided on:
2 GL Wyandottes
4 SL Wyandottes
And 4 black Australorps.
We picked them up at the hatchery March 5 but one of the chicks was different. He was an extra and my sister and I begged mom to keep him, she did.
When we got home we counted the chicks and there were 12! They had given us an extra Australorp too. I named the two GLW Ginger and Cinnamon and the only australorp with a gray head Violet, the extra chick (a silver spangled Hamburg) we named Wilbur because he was the smallest. When they were older we sold 3 Australorps to a neighbor the two we kept were Shadow and Violet. When they were still young a raccoon walked into the coop and took shadow.
Wilbur turned out to be a boy and would sometimes attack us. My sister wouldn't let us sell him, but he did a good job of watching over the hens.
Edited by Violetsfeathers - 3/31/16 at 6:03am
post #3 of 8
In the spring of 2012 Violet, My favorite hen went broody and we let her lay on 3 eggs, 2 of them hatched and we named them June and Benny. We took Violet and her chicks to Minnesota where we go every summer. Benny was a boy and June was a girl. We left Benny in Minnesota thinking he would fight with his dad. When we got home Violet abandoned her (she was at least two months old) and the other chickens didn't like her, our dog and cats chased her, (they didn't chase the other chickens) so we sold her to the same freind we sold our other Australorps to.
Also, when Violet was broody Cinnamin was broody too, we didn't take her to MN and she disappeared while we were gone sad.png

2013 we got chicks again, this time bantams. 2 Buff brahma bantams
2 Mille Fleur Bantams
2 quail D'Anver bantams
And 4 black Australorps (which we sold)
We eventually sold the Mille fluers because they weren't our favorite. The buff brahmas turned out to be boys, Flame and Pumpkin. We sold Flame, Pumpkin was my favorite.
The D'Anvers were both girls, Muffin and Pearls.

2014, I think we had 2 SLW, Ginger, Violet, and Wilbur. Pumpkin, Muffin, and Pearls. We did not get chicks this year but I saw a freinds chicken in the fair (a white Cochin bantam hen, and named her marshmallow) and immediately fell in love. I got reserve champion in showmanship with Pumpkin.
I kept asking my freinds dad if he would sell me one of marshmallows chicks next year.

Violet died :'( and one of our SLW died too. In October we moved to Minnesota with a SLW (Speckles), Ginger, Wilbur, Pumpkin, Muffin, and Pearls.

In February 2015 my freinds dad finally sold me a white Cochin bantam pullet which I also named Marshmallow.
Wilbur also died in February from a ear infection that wouldn't respond to treatment.
The fair laws in Minnesota say you can only show chickens born that year so dad ordered me some chicks from my pet chicken. We kept a Black australorp, a polish, 2 Mille fleurs, a mottled Cochin, and 3 buff brahmas. All girls. Well that year avian flu broke out so they canceled chickens at the fair so I didn't get to show.
Edited by Violetsfeathers - 3/31/16 at 6:15am
post #4 of 8
This year Marshmallow went broody so I let her hatch four chicks two boys (anyone want them?) and two girls.
Pearls died.
We also ordered some Cochin bantams from a breeder, they should get here April 4. They are mixed colors.

Whew! That's a long story!
Edited by Violetsfeathers - 3/31/16 at 6:18am
post #5 of 8
Thread Starter 
Man that is one heck of a story! It's very sad 😯. When you said the name Wilbur that reminded me of two things.

1. My turkey I named Wilbur. He/she turned out to be a girl so I was thinking of re-naming her Wilmburina but I loved the name Wilbur. We bought Wilbur for Thanksgiving but soon I bonded with her so much my grandpa couldn't kill her. At first Wilbur scared me cause she always ran after me but them she started lying down in a mating position and I thought this was hilarious!! I started petting her everytime she got in that position and we would talk to eachother love.giftongue.png .The day before I was going to my grandparents to go see Wilbur my grandmas dog mauled him to death and I never stopped crying hit.gif . Even now when I think about Wilbur sometimes I tear up.

2. Me and my best friend Kaden (aka kado) got some gummy worms and we drew faces on them and named them. Mine was a boy (just pretending right now lol.png ) and Kados was a girl. I told him about wilbur (that's when he was alive) so I named mine Wilbur and kado named his Wilburina. We kept the gummy worms and still have them. They resemble our friendship and the Story Of Wilbur which everybody knows about in my school.

Those are my stories about Wilbur smile.png .
Edited by Its ME - 3/31/16 at 6:31am
post #6 of 8
Thread Starter 
VioletsFeathers that was a long story! I thought I just add on smile.png . I can't have any chicks because I have some already and I'm getting some call duck and saxony duck eggs soon so I'm gonna be busy!!
post #7 of 8
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Originally Posted by Its ME View Post

Man that is one heck of a story! It's very sad 😯. When you said the name Wilbur that reminded me of two things.

1. My turkey I named Wilbur. He/she turned out to be a girl so I was thinking of re-naming her Wilmburina but I loved the name Wilbur. We bought Wilbur for Thanksgiving but soon I bonded with her so much my grandpa couldn't kill her. At first Wilbur scared me cause she always ran after me but them she started lying down in a mating position and I thought this was hilarious!! I started petting her everytime she got in that position and we would talk to eachother love.giftongue.png .The day before I was going to my grandparents to go see Wilbur my grandmas dog mauled him to death and I never stopped crying hit.gif . Even now when I think about Wilbur sometimes I tear up.

2. Me and my best friend Kaden (aka kado) got some gummy worms and we drew faces on them and named them. Mine was a boy (just pretending right now lol.png ) and Kados was a girl. I told him about wilbur (that's when he was alive) so I named mine Wilbur and kado named his Wilburina. We kept the gummy worms and still have them. They resemble our friendship and the Story Of Wilbur which everybody knows about in my school.

Those are my stories about Wilbur smile.png .
Aww that is sad sad.png hug
post #8 of 8
Thread Starter 
I know sad.png hug back hugs.gif
Edited by Its ME - 3/31/16 at 11:30am
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