Barbu d'Couch

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Bine, Mar 15, 2015.

  1. Bine

    Bine Chillin' With My Peeps


    Hello from Germany! I started my flock last year with three little Barbu d'Anvers and some hatching eggs. Today my little garden out site of the town of Solingen is home to 21 chickens most of them d'Anvers joined by two Fizzle, two d'Uccle, a booted Mix and four Asia-Mixed.

    With one of the hatching egg I had a little accident. It had trouble during the hatching and I played midwife and now she things I am Mom. Not being a hen I didn't know what I had got myself into, but since conditioning is irreversible I had to figure it out.. The only thing I didn't managed till now is to integrate her into the flock. She likes visiting the other chickens but will not stay in the coop over night.

    So if someone has a suggestion how my little black Lady can learn to love the coop, please tell me.

    Oh, and I love wild gardens, so if someone here who has tips for gardening with chickens, let me know.[​IMG]
  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

    Jun 28, 2011
    Rep of Ireland
    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] I love that garden pic and your flock. I've recently discovered Barbu d'Anvers and am fascinated by them. They are such funny looking birds?

    After once again losing my spinach patch to the birds yesterday, I am probably not the best person to dole out tips on gardening with chickens lol But here are some articles on the topic that you may enjoy: (I should perhaps read this myself… [​IMG])

    Enjoy the site!
  3. Bine

    Bine Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG]This time last year. The first babies adopted by one of the older hens.
    [​IMG]Teenage birds sleeping indoors.

    [​IMG]Teenage hen in the garden

    [​IMG]Autumn's last sunny days[​IMG]


    Yesterday my roo with some of my hens.

    Thanks for welcoming me. Here some more photos. Yes, they are a funny bunsh.
  4. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

    Jun 28, 2011
    Rep of Ireland
    Beautiful pics! Thanks for sharing!
  5. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Queen of the Coop

    Mar 3, 2015
    Hello [​IMG]and Welcome to BYC![​IMG]
    Glad to have you join! Feel free to make yourself at home! x2 on all the great advice given to you!
  6. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013
    Good morning and welcome to BYC!

    What pretty birds, I'm not familiar with that breed so it's always fun to see something different. Love that close-up photo and your garden looks really nice.

    Nice to have you join us!
  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us!
  8. NickyKnack

    NickyKnack Love is Silkie soft!

    Welcome to BYC and the coop! There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to joined the BYC family.
  9. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 24, 2013
    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]I'm glad you joined us.

    Thanks for sharing those photos of your garden and hen!
  10. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

    Apr 23, 2014
    At our lodge
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    Lovely pics!! Enjoy that adorable flock!

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