Alabama chicken momma

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by ceeceeholt, Aug 19, 2011.

  1. ceeceeholt

    ceeceeholt Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 17, 2011
    Hi Everybody,
    Love this site and all the information that I have learned so far. We just started out a few months ago raising chickens. We have 6 RIR, 6 White Leghorns, 1 EE, 1 GLW, 1 SLW, 1 Dominecker, 3 Buff Orpingtons and a Roo. They have a cozy coop and a big fenced in run with top. We have hawks, eagles and owls so we have had to put a top on the run. Their second day here, right in front of us a hawk swooped down to grab one of the RIR pullets. Scared us to death, not to mention the poor pullets, so we put the top on!
    We are having the greatest time with them. First thought we would just have hens and eggs didn't know that we would become so involved with them. They are all pure pleasure (ok, the SLW is quiet a handful), but we love them so much. 5 of the hens are older and are laying eggs and the others we are waiting for them to begin. Have learned that when you buy some local they may or may not be what he said they are not the age they say they are. Live and learn that's for sure. Have learned that most are not pure breds, but it doesn't matter to us, we do not have them to show, just enjoy.
    Thank you everyone for all the great information.


  2. Barred Babies

    Barred Babies Red Roof Farms

    Sep 20, 2009
    Pride, La.
    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Louisiana! Beautiful birds you've got there!! [​IMG]
  3. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 28, 2011
    [​IMG] Hello and welcome to BYC! You have a beautiful flock!
  4. ghillie

    ghillie Hen Pecked

    Nov 13, 2008
    Colorado Springs, Co
  5. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    [​IMG] from Kansas, ceeceeholt! Great to have you aboard. Fine looking birds you have there!! Best of luck! [​IMG]
  6. ThePigeonKid

    ThePigeonKid Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 24, 2010
    Ohio - Chickens 3yrs
  7. greymane

    greymane Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 2, 2011
    Snyder County, PA
    [​IMG] from the Finger Lakes of New York! What a great looking flock. Welcome to the fun and craziness! We have a lot of hawks in our area, too, so the cover wasn't even a question.
  8. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Welcome to BYC.
  9. punky rooster

    punky rooster Awesome

    Jul 21, 2010
    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] I really like your chicks!
  10. mississippifarmboy

    mississippifarmboy collects slightly damaged strays

    [​IMG] from Mississippi

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