Chicken littles getting big :)

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Raptorchick, May 27, 2018.

  1. Raptorchick

    Raptorchick Songster

    May 21, 2018
    Near Jackson, CA
    Hi all! I've been lurking on these forums for about a year now, and thought I'd introduce myself :) Last spring I decided to renovate a large fenced area that was originally for chickens, then a dog run, then goats, and later a garden. The fencing on it is multi-layered, but I added quarter-inch hardware cloth to the inside and buried it a foot deep. Then we built a small coop out of a doghouse, and also renovated an old (and very large) coop when they grew bigger. Originally we ordered and hatched 4 bantam eggs, which 3 turned out roos, and one gold laced wyandotte hen. We gave 2 roos to friends and kept the smallest (Lil Britches, my buddy). Then we bought chicks from the feed store, and ended up with one rhode island rooster (Blue-my brother swore he had blue eyes as a chick), 2 rhode island hens, and 4 gold orpingtons. My wyandotte Dotti flew the coop and was attacked by dogs a couple months back, and I decided to try hatching her eggs. I had a wonderful broody mother (Big Mama) who hatched 2 wyandotte/red and 6 gold/red crosses. I'm so excited to se what they will end up looking like (although I'm worried a few are roos lol). I'm sure you'll see me posting here and there... I really love this forum. Great to meet everyone :)
    PS I'll add pics of my babies tonight :)
  2. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

    Jul 31, 2015
    Houston, TX
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC!
    :yesss: We are glad you joined our flock!
    How young are your newest chicks?
    Can't wait to see the pics. ;)
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  3. Roos are ok too!:D :welcome fair rooster.JPG
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Welcome to Backyard chickens. Hope you will enjoy it as much as we do :wee
  5. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

    Jan 30, 2015
    Hello and thanks for dropping by to introduce yourself :frow
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  6. Raptorchick

    Raptorchick Songster

    May 21, 2018
    Near Jackson, CA
    This is one of the Orpington/red cross chicks, about 3 weeks ago, they are about 2 months old (hatched march 30th). And the other pic is Lil Britches, the small but mighty :) Thanks for the welcome! Screenshot_20180325-142216.png 20180430_122726.jpg
  7. rjohns39

    rjohns39 Addict

    Aug 20, 2015
    Smith County, TN
    Hi and welcome to BYC :frow We're so happy you've decided to join us :ya
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  8. Joeschooks

    Joeschooks Just clucking around

    Feb 7, 2018
    Hampshire, UK
    My Coop
    :welcome There’s so many helpful, knowledgeable folks here and I’m sure you’ll find this site very useful. Glad you decided to delurk and join us :thumbsup
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  9. Yes we are "small but mighty" says the rooster.
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