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Just found this site - wow, lots of great information here! It's wonderful to find an experienced community to learn from when it comes to our new chicken obsession.

 

My sweetheart is a falconer and has facilities in place for pigeons he previously had for working with his falconry birds. We converted his old 8x8 pigeon loft and aviary into a chicken coop, and so began our chicken obsession!

 

After outfitting the pigeon loft with chicken-sized nesting boxes, we purchased our first chickens - six Rhode Island Red laying hens (all just over a year old). This past weekend we connected the loft aviary to a nearby fenced 40'x45'  ranging yard for added freedom (all of our neighbors have dogs, so we don't want to chance any of the chickens getting hurt while free ranging). We love watching the girls dig in the dirt and slurp up worms, chasing each other across their yard when one realizes her companions are much too far away for her liking. And the eggs! We love the tasty eggs the girls have given us - usually at least four on a daily basis with the most being six (two days in a row, no less!). They started laying the first day they arrived, so I think they're quite happy here.

 

Here are a few photos of the ladies and their new digs. They have a few bald patches from the rooster they used to live with but are growing feathers in nicely. Looking forward to learning more from all of you!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

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


Thank you! :)

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Hi and welcome to our community - glad that you have joined us. You have a great little flock there and thanks for the pics.

 

You may wish to consider joining your state thread  as it will put you in touch with other BYC members in your area - http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/270925/find-your-states-thread
 
All the best
CT
Nairobi, Kenya
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Nairobi, Kenya
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Nice flock.  Glad you joined us at Backyard chickens

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Nice flock.  Glad you joined us at Backyard chickens


Thank you!! :)

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Hi and welcome to our community - glad that you have joined us. You have a great little flock there and thanks for the pics.

 

You may wish to consider joining your state thread  as it will put you in touch with other BYC members in your area - http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/270925/find-your-states-thread
 
All the best
CT


Oh, that's a great resource! Thank you! :)

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