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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by HOLWACHAGOT, Feb 16, 2015.

  1. HOLWACHAGOT

    HOLWACHAGOT Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello....new here and following the opening e-mail instructions to introduce myself.....for what it's worth...After debating a backyard flock for several years I fell on an opportunity to get four birds and a coup for free so I jumped on it....Two weeks, 35 eggs later, despite horridly frigid temps for us, I absolutely adore my birds! Even the one that I renamed from "Coco"....to Tempura Lorax. I'll save those stories for another thread....to be written after I have conned some poor soul into adopting this sweet little bird. Pretty sure The Lorax lacks proper plumbing for egg laying...but I am a total amateur and inexperienced so not sure yet. As for the other three hens,and I know they are indeed hens, they will have a permanent home here. "Buffy", "Big Momma", and "Lil' Red" have absolutely stolen our hearts....as well as laid eggs religiously since the first morning I opened the coup. The kids did a great job of naming the girls....respectively they are a Buff Orpington, A Barnevelder, and a red sex link I believe. I have them in a 5 x 10 kennel and attatched coup while I build a more permanent coup. My plan is to find a new home for the Lorax and adopt a few more hens.....first to get a permanent coup built and find a home for this Bantam Silkie rooster.....
    Holwachagot
     
  2. Puddin Fluff

    Puddin Fluff Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome! Sounds like you are off to a good start.:frow
     
  3. familyfarm1

    familyfarm1 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC![​IMG]
     
  4. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Merry Christmas! Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join the flock! Good going on the egg laying sounds like they are really settled with you as sometimes a change of home can cause egg laying to decline for a while.
    Drop by the learning centre for some great articles on raising chickens. There is an article for everything chicken related! https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center
    Good luck with getting them a permanent coop built, here is the coop section for some great ideas https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/2/Coop_Designs

    Wishing you the best of luck with rehoming your roo I hope you find somewhere nice for him. Be sure to ask any questions you may have, everyone here to help.
    Enjoy BYC :frow
     
  5. HOLWACHAGOT

    HOLWACHAGOT Out Of The Brooder

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    Lil Red,Buffy, and Big Momma
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    The Tempura Lorax previously "coco"....we have a love hate relationship....


    Anyone know if this is a hen or cockerel? I do not know how old it is....or even what it is....any help appreciated.
     
  6. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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  7. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to our flock. Thanks for posting the pics. You have a beautiful flock. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck with your flock.
     
  8. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    Lovely flock you have there - so glad to have you joining our's here at BYC!
    The Lorax is a silkie
     
  9. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member Project Manager

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    [​IMG] Glad you joined us. Good luck with the new flock.
     
  10. Puddin Fluff

    Puddin Fluff Overrun With Chickens

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    I would say it is a "he" and a silkie or silkie mix. You could post a pic on the breed/gender forum and get more targeted guesses.
     

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