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Hi,

My names is Janet. A little over a year ago my husband and I bought a home with about 8 acres. I got my first babies in May of 2015. I lost one of the original 14 in December but my other girls are hearty and healthy laying on average 10 eggs per day. I recently made the decision to totally free range them and the new 19 babies we bought earlier this year. I have a contact to sell eggs to a local business so I opted for plenty of hens. I absolutely love my chickens and I look forward to learning more about their care and upkeep. A question I am often asked is what happens once they no longer lay eggs and my immediate response is that they just get to be chickens.

Janet
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Hello, Janet, congratulations on your new home, and welcome to BYC.

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Friends are the family you make for yourself.
There are no coincidences- only providences.

Celebrating the fourth quarter of my first century.

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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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:welcome  so glad you have joined us.

 

Great answer to the Question - chickens are IMO no different than most pets we learn to love and care for --- with the big exception of those eggs.  Some I have heard will lay occasionally even into their senior years   ;)

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Reintegrating a Recovered Hen to a Small Flock:

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Raising Hens in Georgia!  Limited experience, but a lot of opinions. big_smile.png 

Reintegrating a Recovered Hen to a Small Flock:

Don't be Chicken, Even a Cat Can Bake a Gingerbread House

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post #6 of 7

Hi Janet and welcome to BYC. Seems like your new place is heaven for chicken maths running riot - good for you! :).

 

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
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"The whole problem of the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts." Bertrand Russell
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Nice to meet you Janet.  I love your answer.  Many of the bycers  have retirement homes for their older gals.

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