Brand new mother hen and loving it!

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by nikki1, Mar 26, 2012.

  1. nikki1

    nikki1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi, All! I've had my little chickies for a week and a half now, and I'm having so much FUN! I've been planning this since last spring, and now they're finally here! I have the following:
    1 partridge rock named Betsy, 4 weeks old
    1 barred rock named Amelia, 4 weeks old
    1 buff orpington named Penny , 2 weeks old
    1 speckled sussex named Nellie, 2 weeks old
    1 silver laced wyandotte named Dot, 2 weeks old
    1 Easter egger named Lily, 1 week old

    All are getting along nicely. No one is getting bullied, everyone has someone to cuddle with at nap time, no loud quarrels. But I'm amazed at their personalities! A couple times a day we put a sheet down on the floor, form a family circle around it, and let the girls out to play. It's like watching kids on the playground the way they flap and run and poke around.

    Anyway, I just wanted to share my excitement with people who would "get it." There's one other "chicken lady" at work, but everyone else thinks I'm just a little weird.

    Thanks for listening!

    --Nikki
     
  2. orientphoenix

    orientphoenix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    good luck and have fun
     
  3. Mattemma

    Mattemma Overrun With Chickens

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    You have a nice mix.I had all the same kinds.Pecking for us kicked in around 2 months.It was hard to tolerate.Hope predators don't get any of yours.This site helped me a lot with info on protection,normal behavoirs,and dealing with diseases. Enjoy!
     
  4. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    I have a SLW named Dott as well - only one extra T because wyandotte has two :p
     

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