Back to raising chickens after 20 years

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Nancy H, Mar 15, 2017.

  1. Nancy H

    Nancy H Just Hatched

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    We've retired and moved to Fallbrook, California -- a mecca for backyard chickens. So last month we got one young rooster (RIR/Ameraucana mix) and eight hens -- two Ameraucanas, two Wyandotes, one RIR, and three mixes. Coyotes and hawks are always looming and lurking and menacing here. The rooster (Big Bad John) watches for hawks,very well so far, and our guys are in the well fenced former veggie garden which keeps out coyotes. The only problem so far is Jane Doe, a black mix or possibly sex link, who wants to see the world and keeps escaping the garden and going walkabout.

    I'm awfully glad to find this forum. It's answered almost as many questions as it's raised!
     
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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  3. Nancy H

    Nancy H Just Hatched

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    Thanks very much, redsoxs. It'd have taken me months to figure out there was a California subsection.
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Thank you for joining us at Backyard chickens [​IMG]
     
  5. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - thanks for joining us.

    Best wishes
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  6. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under Nancy [​IMG] Welcome!

    I hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun.

    If you would like to share pictures and stories of your flock, you have come to the right place. BYC’ers never tire of these and do not back away slowly or commence eye rolling when the photo album or home videos come out [​IMG]
     
  7. N F C

    N F C doo be doo be doo Premium Member

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    It's nice to have you here!
     
  8. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

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    Hello, and welcome to the forum! I am so glad you decided to join us today, and I hope you will make yourself at home here and enjoy it as much as I have! :frow

    ~Cuz
     

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