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Hello, I just joined BYC. I have no chickens, but will build a coop and run this summer, and get 4 to 6 buff Orpingtons next spring.

I raised chickens as a teenager.  I started with 20 Red Stars, * roosters became fryers, and I had 10 hens, and 2 roosters.

Buford was my favorite Rooster, he was attacked by a stray dog, and was bitten through the head as an adolescent. But I force fed him, and watered him with an eyedropper for weeks, and kept antibiotic salve on his wounds.....He survived. No one thought I would be able to save him, but I did. He lived a good long happy life.

 

As for the stray dog, (who was successful in killing a few others)  Well, when we heard the commotion, my Dad let go our 7 Coonhounds, and our Doberman on him. The murdering dog ran, but I don't think he had a very good day.

 

 Then the feed store was giving away 25 free Leghorn ( Legerns...lol) chicks, when you purchased a large bag of laying mash, unable to turn down anything free...My Father dumped 100 Leghorn chicks on me to care for. ( all roosters of course, they were free)

I was 15 years old, and the work was never ending...Ha Ha....I was always changing water as my Dad's philosophy was, " If I would not be willing to drink it myself, then it needs changed." I don't care to go there again, but I have missed raising chickens for decades

 

I'm very impressed with this website. There appears to be some VERY knowledgeable people on here.

 

I look forward to learning, and sharing more. I'll start putting up pics when I begin my coop.

Nice to meet you.

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Glad to have you on board, you sound pretty experienced! That's a touching story about Buford. smile.png
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   frow.gif                      welcome-byc.gif               from  WASHINGTON STATE               GLAD YOU  JOINED US!                 

                             *Pure English Orpington Breeder *

* Spangle/Mottle Orpingtons* *Partridge Orpingtons* Jubilee Orpingtons *Silver Laced Orpingtons *BBS Orpingtons * English Lavenders* *LF Chocolates* *Chocolate bantam* *Red Orpingtons*

* Autumn Farm Orpingtons *

  

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                             *Pure English Orpington Breeder *

* Spangle/Mottle Orpingtons* *Partridge Orpingtons* Jubilee Orpingtons *Silver Laced Orpingtons *BBS Orpingtons * English Lavenders* *LF Chocolates* *Chocolate bantam* *Red Orpingtons*

* Autumn Farm Orpingtons *

  

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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.

 

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

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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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Howdy from Texas!!!
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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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frow.gif                                     welcome-byc.gif                         FROM WASHINGTON STATE               GLAD YOU  JOINED US !

                             *Pure English Orpington Breeder *

* Spangle/Mottle Orpingtons* *Partridge Orpingtons* Jubilee Orpingtons *Silver Laced Orpingtons *BBS Orpingtons * English Lavenders* *LF Chocolates* *Chocolate bantam* *Red Orpingtons*

* Autumn Farm Orpingtons *

  

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                             *Pure English Orpington Breeder *

* Spangle/Mottle Orpingtons* *Partridge Orpingtons* Jubilee Orpingtons *Silver Laced Orpingtons *BBS Orpingtons * English Lavenders* *LF Chocolates* *Chocolate bantam* *Red Orpingtons*

* Autumn Farm Orpingtons *

  

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Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan frow.gif

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?

 



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post #9 of 15

LL

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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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  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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