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Hello from Hilo, Hawaii - land of feral chickens

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Hi Everyone! We are living on a part of Big Island with lots of feral chickens running about. The feral cats do a pretty good number on the chicks around here and we've always thought about grabbing a few and raising them before the cats take them out. A few months ago we finally did nab a chick and so began our chicken love affair. wink We rounded out the flock with and easter egger/rir, silke/cochin, and a sliver laced cochin all purchased from a young woman in high school who's having fun breeding chickens on her parents farm. The feral chick turned out to be a roo (while there are ferals running about we can't have one as a pet at our rental), and we had to dispatch him a couple of weeks ago (which we did with aloha).

The BYC forum has been such a huge help and I'm learning a lot and looking forward to more. I had no idea these birds could all have such different personalities. I'm amazed at how just my small flock is it's own little soap opera...

Thanks for being here - Aloha

1 EE/RIR, 1 silver laced bantam cochin & 1 silkie/cochin
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1 EE/RIR, 1 silver laced bantam cochin & 1 silkie/cochin
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welcome-byc I'm glad you found us! frow

Please help with Egg Color Chart!

The Flock : 1 BA/EE hen, and Red (EE Rooster), 2 3/4 EE/1/4 BA hens, 1 EE/CM hen, 1 Brown Leghorn hen, 1 Brown Leghorn Rooster (hopefully leaving soon) and a mixed breed bantam hen

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Please help with Egg Color Chart!

The Flock : 1 BA/EE hen, and Red (EE Rooster), 2 3/4 EE/1/4 BA hens, 1 EE/CM hen, 1 Brown Leghorn hen, 1 Brown Leghorn Rooster (hopefully leaving soon) and a mixed breed bantam hen

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Welcome......your addiction has begun lol lol!!!  welcome-byc
clap   Lots of great people and info on here I am sure you will enjoy it!!!   Big welcome to ya from Texas here.

Wife, Mom to 4, trying to live the country life with a bunch of critters, a garden in progress, and a hope and prayer!!!  Love Chickens!!!!!

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Wife, Mom to 4, trying to live the country life with a bunch of critters, a garden in progress, and a hope and prayer!!!  Love Chickens!!!!!

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Hi and Welcome!   Love the Big Island, you lucky dog!   welcome-byc

I didn't realize there are feral chickens there, but I definitely saw them on Kauai.  By the way, do folks in your area use volcanic gravel for grit?  It was a question that came up a while back.  When we buy it here it's granite, but it seems to me that volcanic pumice would be good too.  Any idea?

Why I Love My Chickens by CarolynF
     I love my chickens because they're pretty, they're funny, they give my family eggs and fertilizer, they eat from my
     hand, they eat my leftovers when I don't like what we had for dinner, and my mommy thinks they're fun, too. 
     My mommy is 94 now so she knows what she's talking about!

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Why I Love My Chickens by CarolynF
     I love my chickens because they're pretty, they're funny, they give my family eggs and fertilizer, they eat from my
     hand, they eat my leftovers when I don't like what we had for dinner, and my mommy thinks they're fun, too. 
     My mommy is 94 now so she knows what she's talking about!

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post #5 of 23

Welcome to BYC.


     Most people have no clue...Forewarned is Forearmed

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     Most people have no clue...Forewarned is Forearmed

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frow & welcome-byc from Louisiana!

Great hubby, 2 kids, 3 furry babies, lots of chickens!!

Blue, Black & Splash Marans. Blue Slate, Narragansett, & Rio Grand Turkeys, 

Guineas & Bob White Quail! NPIP Certified #851

 

 

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Great hubby, 2 kids, 3 furry babies, lots of chickens!!

Blue, Black & Splash Marans. Blue Slate, Narragansett, & Rio Grand Turkeys, 

Guineas & Bob White Quail! NPIP Certified #851

 

 

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welcome-byc from NW Washington State! Glad you made it!frow

Randy Wagner
Foxdog Farm ~-`Fresh Vegetables`-~Nigerian Dwarf Goats~-`
~-`Home of the Stampede`-~http://www.foxdogfarm.com~-'
*-= 5 Buff Orpingtons- 9 Easter Eggers- 3 French Marans- 3 Golden Laced Wyandottes- 4 Barred Rocks=-*

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Randy Wagner
Foxdog Farm ~-`Fresh Vegetables`-~Nigerian Dwarf Goats~-`
~-`Home of the Stampede`-~http://www.foxdogfarm.com~-'
*-= 5 Buff Orpingtons- 9 Easter Eggers- 3 French Marans- 3 Golden Laced Wyandottes- 4 Barred Rocks=-*

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Hello frow from Hesperia,CA and welcome-bycyippiechickieD

Im a guy that has 1 Light Brown Leghorn Rooster, 1 RIR Light Brown leghorn cross Roo, 9 Hens, a RIR, Black Star, Australorp, 1 Easter Eggers, 2 Cochin mix Banties, White Bearded Silkie, and what looks like a Cuckoo Marans mix hen as pets. and 3 mix breed hens
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Im a guy that has 1 Light Brown Leghorn Rooster, 1 RIR Light Brown leghorn cross Roo, 9 Hens, a RIR, Black Star, Australorp, 1 Easter Eggers, 2 Cochin mix Banties, White Bearded Silkie, and what looks like a Cuckoo Marans mix hen as pets. and 3 mix breed hens
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Originally Posted by CarolynF 

Hi and Welcome!   Love the Big Island, you lucky dog!   welcome-byc

I didn't realize there are feral chickens there, but I definitely saw them on Kauai.  By the way, do folks in your area use volcanic gravel for grit?  It was a question that came up a while back.  When we buy it here it's granite, but it seems to me that volcanic pumice would be good too.  Any idea?


We have a lot of cinder in our yard and they do pick it up. I haven't supplied them with anything since they seem to be getting what they need from the yard. Thanks for the welcome!

1 EE/RIR, 1 silver laced bantam cochin & 1 silkie/cochin
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1 EE/RIR, 1 silver laced bantam cochin & 1 silkie/cochin
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Originally Posted by nubbin 
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Originally Posted by CarolynF 

Hi and Welcome!   Love the Big Island, you lucky dog!   welcome-byc

I didn't realize there are feral chickens there, but I definitely saw them on Kauai.  By the way, do folks in your area use volcanic gravel for grit?  It was a question that came up a while back.  When we buy it here it's granite, but it seems to me that volcanic pumice would be good too.  Any idea?


We have a lot of cinder in our yard and they do pick it up. I haven't supplied them with anything since they seem to be getting what they need from the yard. Thanks for the welcome!


Good to know, thanks for the information!

Why I Love My Chickens by CarolynF
     I love my chickens because they're pretty, they're funny, they give my family eggs and fertilizer, they eat from my
     hand, they eat my leftovers when I don't like what we had for dinner, and my mommy thinks they're fun, too. 
     My mommy is 94 now so she knows what she's talking about!

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Why I Love My Chickens by CarolynF
     I love my chickens because they're pretty, they're funny, they give my family eggs and fertilizer, they eat from my
     hand, they eat my leftovers when I don't like what we had for dinner, and my mommy thinks they're fun, too. 
     My mommy is 94 now so she knows what she's talking about!

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