Amateur Egger

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by CoopCop, Aug 19, 2014.

  1. CoopCop

    CoopCop Out Of The Brooder

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    Have been reading posts and information on the site for several months. I moved out to the country recently and got a coop set up. Started with a bunch of chicks, but lost several to bad fence and a Labrador puppy. Fence is now fixed and I have 13 pullets and an Easter Egger rooster. The pullets include 5 production reds, 3 black australorps, 1 Barred Plymouth Rock, 1 Easter Egger, and 3 Partridge Rock mixes. Also have 6 Buff Orpington chicks, two Brahma mix chicks, and two barnyard mix chicks in dog kennel in the coop. Got all the chicks at the local swap meet at Orschelns. With all this I just got my first egg from one of my black australorps Friday and now have 4 eggs in 5 days.

    I love these critters and hope to have a lot more eggs soon.
     
  2. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] Glad you joined us! Good luck with your hens!
     
  3. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! Congratulations on the first eggs! :ya Hope you get a lot more! Sorry about your losses in the first flock, glad the rest of the flock is doing well.
     
  4. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.
    Yay! Congrats on the eggs![​IMG]
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  6. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you decided to join our flock. You have a really nice mix of breeds. I'm not surprised that your first egg came from a Black Australorp. I've raised them for years and not only are they extremely hardy, gentle, and calm, but they are the best layers of the standard, brown egg laying breeds. The Easter Eggers are my granddaughter's favorite chickens. She loves their colored eggs. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck in getting those eggs.
     
  7. CoopCop

    CoopCop Out Of The Brooder

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    I am really wishing I had gotten a few more Black Australorps, but there are many breeds that interest me. I have room for quite a few chickens on my place so I will probably have quite a mix. I am really thinking about getting some Icelandic hatching eggs as they sound like like a very hardy breed. I know several people around here who would be interested in them for their heritage as well as their self sufficient qualities. I know they would take any extras I had so that might be my next project.
     
  8. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    I would love to have some Icelandic chickens, but they are very hard to come by and expensive.
     
  9. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    So sorry you lost some to a puppy. It is never easy to lose them. But it sounds like you have a lovely flock! And how egg-citing on your first eggs!! I keep Aussies too and they are just the sweetest birds ever. No flock is complete without some Black Australorps.

    Enjoy your flock and welcome to ours!
     
  10. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you.
     

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