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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by papinator, Oct 4, 2011.

  1. papinator

    papinator In the Brooder

    Oct 4, 2011
    Des Moines

    Hello, I just got my first backyard flock of 6 chickens a couple weeks ago (we live in Des Moines, IA). I never imagined I'd be so infatuated with them! Getting the few eggs that we have gotten so far is like Christmas! My husband and I started with 4 Rhode Island Reds and 2 Americaunas. The Rhode Island Reds were supposedly born in January and we have gotten maybe 1 egg a day from them, some days 2. And the Americaunas have not yet started, but they are starting to settle in the yard and make little nests and set in them for periods of time in the afternoons, which tells me they are getting close! They were supposedly born in late March.

    Unfortunately, we lost one of our Reds. Not sure what got to it, but we came home later one night (around 9) and I went to close them in the coop, and all but a few feathers was missing!

    I am enjoying my chicken endeavors so much, I've already put a bid in for 6 more chicks to raise over winter, so by spring, they should be ready to go [​IMG]

  2. SilkieBantams

    SilkieBantams Songster

    Sep 23, 2011
    Houston, TX
    [​IMG] from Texas
  3. [​IMG] [​IMG] from WA. glad you joined us [​IMG] [​IMG]
  4. NonnasBabies

    NonnasBabies Muddy Acre Farms Premium Member

    Sep 20, 2009
    On the Farm!
    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Louisiana! Glad you joined! [​IMG]
  5. silky_3699

    silky_3699 Songster

    Aug 15, 2011
    My Own Realm!!!
  6. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Welcome to BYC.
  7. guinea fowl galore

    guinea fowl galore Songster

    May 12, 2009
    Welcome to BYC [​IMG]

  8. redsoxs

    redsoxs Crowing

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Hello from Kansas, papinator and [​IMG]. I'm with you - I first got the chickens for their utility but found that I really enjoy having them around!! [​IMG] Best of luck with your birds and on getting more eggs! [​IMG]
  9. silkymom1986

    silkymom1986 The Silkie Villa

    Sep 28, 2011
    Byhalia, MS
    [​IMG] from North MS!!! Same thing happened to me and my husband, we got 3 hens and 1 roo 8 months ago and were immediatly addicts, lol! Now we have 13, and have 11 in the incubator and 24 more on the way, good luck!!
  10. greymane

    greymane Songster

    Jun 2, 2011
    Snyder County, PA
    [​IMG] from the Finger Lakes of New York. Sorry for your loss. Happy to have you aboard!


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