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I am new to chickens and I can't tell you how much fun I have had raising the 5 chickens since February and watching them grow and developed there own personalities.  This forum has guided me through lots of questions and answers to help me. 

 

I live in Georgia, have 5 hens, and thinking I have 3 Rhode Island Reds and 1 Buff and the other is a mix and I am guessing.  They are 20 weeks old this Thursday.  Can't figure out who is laying, but we have had 7 small eggs the last week.  They have a great Coop and runner.  I let them out from time to time, but we have a lot of hawks and owls around, so I keep a close watch.  I work from home, so they get plenty attention.

 

I have two Labs that love the chickens and the chickens love them.  Hope I can share and learn as time goes on.  Any advice is always welcome.  Below is a picture of one of my hens.  Will share more soon and ask some questions and share my progress.

 

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Welcome to BYC :frow That is a lovely hen and eggs coming already? That's wonderful! 

 

“Listen to the mustn'ts, child. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me... Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.” 

 

~ Shel Silverstein
 

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“Listen to the mustn'ts, child. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me... Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.” 

 

~ Shel Silverstein
 

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Congratulations on the eggs . Pullet eggs start out small the gradually get up to size they should be for whatever breed.

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Thanks so much, I have read a lot in the forum and it has guided me through all the questions.  From my first day picking them up in Feb., building this massive coop & runner, feeding, to all the other questions I have had.  We are now getting to the point of reward.  I am looking so forward to pickling me some eggs.  I remember as a kid my grandmother pickling the quale eggs we gathered from the marshes of southern Louisiana as a kid.  Boy they were good and look forward as an adult doing my first chicken eggs.  Many more roads to cross to get to where I want to be and I am enjoying the community here to learn and share.

 

Blessings to all.

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

If you haven't noticed yet, I am the king of typos.

When I post in the "What Breed Or Gender Is This" section, I do not name hatchery/peoples' hybrids by a "breed" name (for example, Oliver Egger)--they are either a purebred or a mixed breed.

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If you haven't noticed yet, I am the king of typos.

When I post in the "What Breed Or Gender Is This" section, I do not name hatchery/peoples' hybrids by a "breed" name (for example, Oliver Egger)--they are either a purebred or a mixed breed.

Please like my NEW facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/BantamFan4Life-571978982974734/

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

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Congrats on the eggs! That is so exciting! And that is a pretty hen. This forum is so useful and everyone here is so helpful and nice. If you ever have any questions, feel free to ask!

Glad you joined us! :)

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