16 new chickens in the Finger Lakes

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by plight79, Jan 10, 2010.

  1. plight79

    plight79 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello Everyone!

    My name is Paula

    I am new to the forum. I recently acquired 16 chickens from a family friend who had to move very suddenly. The woman kept and showed chickens geese and ducks. I am very interested in homesteading/sustainability, so I have always planned on having chickens. I hadn't planned on having them this soon, but I couldn't say no. [​IMG]

    With the help of my father, my brother and several friends, I built an 8 X 8 chicken coop from many found items including an old treehouse. We ended up spending ~$80 building materials and coop supplies...not bad!

    I am not very knowledgeable with regards to poultry, but I am trying to learn quickly. I am happy to find this website and forum. I am sure I will be referencing it quite a bit as I try to figure out how to best care for my chooks.

    I have:

    4 Salmon Favorelle hens
    2 Blue Laced Red Wyandotte hens
    3 Blue Laced Red Wyandotte roosters
    2 Lakenvelder roosters
    1 Plymouth Rock Barred hen
    1 Plymouth Rock Barred rooster
    1 Silver Laced Wyandotte Bantam hen
    1 Dark Brahma Rooster
    1 hen...not sure what she is (if you can identify in the pics, I would love to know what she is)

    They are all pretty young...most were hatched in the late spring/ early summer. I am getting 1-3 eggs a day, but I am hoping that will increase once the weather warms up and the hens mature.

    Here they are:

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    This is the unidentified hen...anyone know what she is?

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  2. BellLisamo

    BellLisamo Diagnosed w/ Muscovitis

    Feb 7, 2009
    Tombstone, AZ
    welcome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! what a BUNCH of GORGEOUS birds you have there!!!!!!!!!!
     
  3. jerseygirl1

    jerseygirl1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are all VERY pretty!!!
     
  4. Henrietta23

    Henrietta23 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 20, 2007
    Eastern CT
    Can't help with identification, but welcome! I used to spend time at my uncle's cottage on Seneca Lake when I was a kid and had many a picnic on the shores of Cayuga. [​IMG]
     
  5. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

    Jul 24, 2009
    Lutz,FL
    [​IMG] Your unidentified hen is an Easter Egger.
     
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  6. SunshineSteedFarm

    SunshineSteedFarm Seramatching Equestrian

    Aug 18, 2009
    Georgia
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    Gorgeous birds! [​IMG]
    As for the breed of the hen, do you know what color legs she has? She looks a bit like an Easter Egger to me.

    Welcome and good luck!
    --SSF
     
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  7. barred-rocks-rock

    barred-rocks-rock Can't stick with a Title

    Jul 5, 2009
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    She is an easter egger.
     
  8. plight79

    plight79 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks Everyone!

    I am SO excited that she might be an Easter Egg hen! I have just recently read about them and I decided that I needed at least two of them! I will check on the leg color and get back to you.

    I used to spend time at my uncle's cottage on Seneca Lake when I was a kid and had many a picnic on the shores of Cayuga.

    I live very near to Canandaigua lake...I used to work at a winery on Seneca Lake and I went to college at Cornell on Cayuga, so I am familiar with the beauty of all of these places! [​IMG]
     
  9. Henrietta23

    Henrietta23 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 20, 2007
    Eastern CT
    Quote:I live very near to Canandaigua lake...I used to work at a winery on Seneca Lake and I went to college at Cornell on Cayuga, so I am familiar with the beauty of all of these places! [​IMG]

    It is truly beautiful. Unfortunately most of my family up there is gone now and I don't get to visit. But I have wonderful childhood memories!
     
  10. erthymom2

    erthymom2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    welcome to the byc group. your chickens look great and healthy - good luck with them :eek:}
    i live south of you in spencer ny area.
     

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