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  1. R

    New member :] Hello from PA ♡

    (1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens? Yes and No! I helped my mom take care of hers occasionally growing up and now that I have my own land I have raising some myself ♡ (2) How many chickens do you have right now? Way too many to count. I have 45ish show chickens just in...
  2. G

    Hello!

    (1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens? -We first got chickens about a year and half ago, just before the Covid rush. the eggs and meat we harvested really helped us and some other families out. The egg money was a blessing too in hard times We’ve fallen in love with it...
  3. jjj7jjj

    Please help a newbie!

    Good Day. June of 2020 we picked up our first set of goslings hoping for a mating pair. Currently, Febuary 2021 the gander has been very aggressive with the goose. She's losing feathers all over, and balding spots on head and neck. The other day I watched him hold her head under water longer...
  4. C

    Alternative to BlackJack 57 in Ireland

    Hi I have read loads of great things about BlackJack 57 but cannot find it in Ireland and shipping from the US is expensive! Is this the same? Thanks so much
  5. thatchickprinter

    Hey guys! Excited to join the community

    (1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens? I'm actually going to be keeping quail in the spring. We have all the wood for our first hutch, and multiple incubators, and a brooding system and EVERYTHING. But with the weather as weird as it is we're waiting until mid-March to...
  6. W

    Newbie in Central Ohio

    Hi, I’m new here. I live in central Ohio and am interested in getting into backyard chickens. If anyone has any info or tips for the Granville, OH area, I'd love your help especially! (1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens? Total newbie here (2) How many chickens do...
  7. B

    Howdy howdy

    Just joined. Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Ray. I live in Dublin, Ireland. My wife wanted hens....now I have hens. 4 of them; Henrietta, Eggdwina, Shelley and Yolko-Ono. They're great ladies. The kids love them. I will research here and ask questions here to help us improve their...
  8. A little Daffy

    Surprise! Instant chicken mama.

    Oh boy. We closed on some property Saturday with a house on about 3 acres. We have no intention of living there, (house is in complete ruins), it was purchased to eliminate possible building next to some other property. Anyway, much to our surprise, they left all their chickens! They look...
  9. D

    Aggressive male?

    Hello, so i hatched 4 of 12 quail eggs on 14/11/2020. One died 19/11/2020 because it wasn't eating or drinking and couldn't walk. In December I figured out I had 2 males and 1 female, they were all fine until the end of December when 1 of my male quails who started foaming first started...
  10. Jaibird99

    Hello everyone!

    (1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens? My mom and I raised chickens growing up! We would hatch out eggs from our flock. Chickens are my favorite farm animal! (2) How many chickens do you have right now? I currently don’t have any. My mom said she would give me some of...
  11. E

    Newbie here!!! Feel free to help me get started!

    Hi All... I am a homeschooler of 6 living on the North shore of Boston. I’ve always wanted to have chickens- just a few... but always had small kids and dogs so I hated away from starting something new. Our dog passed and our youngest is now 6- so I am nesting!!! Seems the perfect tone to start...
  12. N

    What’s best for a newbie to start - chicks or pullets?

    We want to end up with 6 hens this coming year, each one of a different breed (BCM, Silkie, Polish, Lavender orpington, EE, Cochin). Our plan was to get 6 chicks this Spring, but upon more research I’m concerned we will end up with some roos if we get them all as chicks from local breeders. I...
  13. City2CountryGirl

    Hello Newbie Here

    1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens? Yes I am new to chickens. I have had them a few months now. My husband introduced me to chickens as he has grown up raising farm animals. (2) How many chickens do you have right now? 22 (3) What breeds do you have? Barred Rock...
  14. colinpurrington

    Greetings from Swarthmore, Pennsylvania

    We adopted two hens a bit more than a month ago so I guess it's time to stop lurking on this site. Our adoptees are Ella (an "Easter Egger") and Cleopatra (a Golden Laced Wyandotte), but we have an order in for three Silver Laced Wyandotte chicks, ETA early December. Am currently building a coop...
  15. Lynnsey25

    Newbie from uk

    Hi all ive been using backyard chickens for information and tips since becoming a chicken owner earlier this year, to be honest we jumped into getting chickens very quickly, my family loves all animals and we have multiple others, our children wanted chicks so my husband said "sure i will build...
  16. SirPecksALot

    Cowardly roo-advice please

    We are new to chickens. We currently have 2 Roos (hatched may 19 of this year) 4 hens (same hatch date) and 4 pullets. They live in a large wooden coop with two 100sq ft rooms. They also have a 200 sq ft outdoor area. Our Roos are both Ameraucanas. One of the boys is a lovely cuddle bug who is...
  17. K

    Newbie

    Hi! We just bought a house on several acres and planned to do a coup and chickens. The woman who owned the home before had a coup and 1 lonely chicken (the others were picked off by predators). I planned to learn as I went but I got thrown in to the middle of it with an existing coup and chicken...
  18. Sweetiekjo

    Hi there! Newbie here!

    Hi Kristy here from Fancy Feathers, just leaving a little bio of me...Michigander, Wife to EKO, Mother of 3, Graphic Artist, Newborn photographer, homesteader, gardener, and I adore my beautiful chickens. God’s creations are amazing! I really hope to make some homesteading & farm friends here...
  19. Joylime322

    How long from Internal pip to External Pip??? (Quail)

    Hello Community! Yesterday, I saw some small "lifting" of the shell (like a pip) but it hadn't broken the membrane or very much of the shell. I simply assumed that the chick inside had made their internal pip and pushed hard on the inner wall of the shell. A few eggs have this, I think. Its day...
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