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(1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens?

I had chickens when i was younger, we had some naked necks-turken that always scared me! As well as some laying hens. We also raised quail and phesents for while! But recently I decided I wanted to get chickens again!

(2) How many chickens do you have right now?

We just recently recieved our first chickens.. 6.. from a local farmer

(3) What breeds do you have?

The farmer called them brown laying hens , but after some research i believe they are Golden Sex Link

(4) How did you find out about BackYardChickens.com?

I was looking for chicken coop ideas, and have been addicted since!

(5) What are some of your other hobbies?

I am a full time student, but I live at home in the country. I have a dog and two horses and work at a horse barn as well.

(6) Tell us about your family, your other pets, your occupation, or anything else you'd like to share.

-Im really excited about my new chickens and my in progress coop! Im hoping to get all the advice I need here!!

 

FIRST question!!!

My 6 new chickens seem quite happy, but i have noticed that one seems to be the odd lady out. She is the best looking of the group, with nice feathers and a larger body, but doesn't seem to get along with the others as well, she doesn't come running to the food like the other hens do! This morning i noticed her being chased around, is it possible she was part of another chicken 'clique' at the farm before the chickens got sold off to me ( there were at least 20 other birds at the farm from where i got my 6).

THANKS:)thumbsup.gif

ALOT of Chickens..BR, Light Sussex, Icelandic, Welsummer, Basque, Dorking & EE's !, 1 Yellow Lab, 1 Welsh Pony, 1 Thoroughbred 

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ALOT of Chickens..BR, Light Sussex, Icelandic, Welsummer, Basque, Dorking & EE's !, 1 Yellow Lab, 1 Welsh Pony, 1 Thoroughbred 

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post #2 of 12

Welcome to BYC. Sounds like the hen in question is the lowest on the pecking order.


     Most people have no clue...Forewarned is Forearmed

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     Most people have no clue...Forewarned is Forearmed

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post #3 of 12

I have a Buff Orpington who doesn't eat much, and is not favored by the other hens, that one is probably the lowest on the pecking order. Just make sure she gets food before she goes to bed! 

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Originally Posted by janelle18 View Post

(1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens?

I had chickens when i was younger, we had some naked necks-turken that always scared me! As well as some laying hens. We also raised quail and phesents for while! But recently I decided I wanted to get chickens again!

(2) How many chickens do you have right now?

We just recently recieved our first chickens.. 6.. from a local farmer

(3) What breeds do you have?

The farmer called them brown laying hens , but after some research i believe they are Golden Sex Link

(4) How did you find out about BackYardChickens.com?

I was looking for chicken coop ideas, and have been addicted since!

(5) What are some of your other hobbies?

I am a full time student, but I live at home in the country. I have a dog and two horses and work at a horse barn as well.

(6) Tell us about your family, your other pets, your occupation, or anything else you'd like to share.

-Im really excited about my new chickens and my in progress coop! Im hoping to get all the advice I need here!!

 

FIRST question!!!

My 6 new chickens seem quite happy, but i have noticed that one seems to be the odd lady out. She is the best looking of the group, with nice feathers and a larger body, but doesn't seem to get along with the others as well, she doesn't come running to the food like the other hens do! This morning i noticed her being chased around, is it possible she was part of another chicken 'clique' at the farm before the chickens got sold off to me ( there were at least 20 other birds at the farm from where i got my 6).

THANKS:)thumbsup.gif



 

 

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It's the shape that makes the breed, and the color that makes the variety.

 

  -- -- Spa Days for Chickens -- --

 

 

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Lucky to have an awesome wife.  Father to three boys.  As for animals...rabbits, chickens and goats, oh my!
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Lucky to have an awesome wife.  Father to three boys.  As for animals...rabbits, chickens and goats, oh my!
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Hi && Welcome!!

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 frow.gif & welcome-byc.gif from Alabama. Glad you joined us. 

9/28/2013 RIP Verity. . . You'll always be in our hearts.

 

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9/28/2013 RIP Verity. . . You'll always be in our hearts.

 

Check out my Blog: The Country Chick                          And be sure to check out our soap shop on Etsy, here.

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  AnnElise Clark

 

~Chickens are like potato chips, you can't just have one!~ 

 

Silver Laced Wyandotte's, Silkies, Ameraucana's, Easter Egger's, Belgian d'anvers, Leghorns, California Whites, Rhode Island Reds, Barred Rocks, Black Australorps, Buff Orpingtons, one Black Jersey Giant rooster, Guinea's, Ducks, and one Sweetgrass turkey tom. 

 

 

 

 

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  AnnElise Clark

 

~Chickens are like potato chips, you can't just have one!~ 

 

Silver Laced Wyandotte's, Silkies, Ameraucana's, Easter Egger's, Belgian d'anvers, Leghorns, California Whites, Rhode Island Reds, Barred Rocks, Black Australorps, Buff Orpingtons, one Black Jersey Giant rooster, Guinea's, Ducks, and one Sweetgrass turkey tom. 

 

 

 

 

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Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan big_smile.png

Home of the world's cutest dachshund, one crazy blue heeler, two cats,
              one fat pony, and many (but not too many!) chickens

              Can anyone tell me, how many are too many chickens?

 



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Home of the world's cutest dachshund, one crazy blue heeler, two cats,
              one fat pony, and many (but not too many!) chickens

              Can anyone tell me, how many are too many chickens?

 



My Chickens
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 Say NO to Crested Ducks!                     Common Chicken Practices          Learn more about Avian Influenza

 

 

"Don’t be into trends. Don’t make fashion own you, but you decide what you are, what you want to express by the way you dress and the way you live."

— Gianni Versace

 

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 Say NO to Crested Ducks!                     Common Chicken Practices          Learn more about Avian Influenza

 

 

"Don’t be into trends. Don’t make fashion own you, but you decide what you are, what you want to express by the way you dress and the way you live."

— Gianni Versace

 

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post #10 of 12

Sounds like your " she " may be the " odd man out "

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