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Chicken littles getting big :)

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

  1. Raptorchick

    Raptorchick Songster

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    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. KikisGirls

    KikisGirls Read more Premium Member Project Manager

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    Welcome to BYC!
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    Can't wait to see the pics. ;)
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  3. featherhead007

    featherhead007 Crowing

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    Roos are ok too!:D :welcome fair rooster.JPG
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member 9 Years

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    Welcome to Backyard chickens. Hope you will enjoy it as much as we do :wee
     
  5. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit Premium Member

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    Hello and thanks for dropping by to introduce yourself :frow
     
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  6. Raptorchick

    Raptorchick Songster

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    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

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    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 Premium Member

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    :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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    featherhead007 Crowing

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    Yes we are "small but mighty" says the rooster.
     
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