Chicken lover in Portland, OR with Wyandottes, Marans, and Delaware.

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by wdwendyd, Feb 28, 2015.

  1. wdwendyd

    wdwendyd In the Brooder

    Feb 28, 2015
    Portland, Oregon
    A big hello to all you helpful people out there! I finally joined BYC even though I have been a lurker for two years. I have gotten so much wonderful information from this site that I thought it was about time that I joined!
    I only have four chickens because we live within city limits. We have a 4' x 8' hen house with a covered run that is 6' x 24' plus we fenced off about a half acre for supervised free-ranging so our chickens have it pretty good. They are pets that happen to lay eggs.
    We currently have a 3 year old Columbian Wyandotte, Lucy, a 1 1/2 year old Blue Laced Red Wyandotte, Mabel, and are in the process of integrating in a 3 month old Cuckoo Marans, Sophie, and a 3 month old Delaware, Alice. Mabel doesn't really care about the new girls. The one we are worried about is Lucy so we are taking her introduction really slowly. They are only meeting Lucy through a fence and have their own small coop set up in the run for now.
    I know I will continue to learn through others' experiences but hope to now help by posting a bit on what has worked for me.
    Thanks all!
    Wendy in Portland, Oregon
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  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Welcome to Backyard chickens, you are doing all the right things. Reading your post, I'm afraid of Lucy myself.
  4. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Bird is the Word

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop
    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Sounds like you are on the right track! So glad BYC has been so much help to you over the years.

    Great to have you aboard and welcome to our flock!
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO.

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us!
  6. Urban Flock

    Urban Flock Chirping

    Sep 17, 2014
    Southern Oregon
    Welcome to BYC. Your doing a great job on integrating the two flocks. We had a Silver Laced Wyandotte last year that we finally had to give away to a place that had wide open space. We do have a large coop and 10x20 run along with the backyard to free range in. Geraldene our Wyandotte would not let any of the other chickens on the roost. If she couldn't body slam them off the roost then she would push her head under them until she could flip them off the roost. She was fine until night time and they all went in the coop. there was plenty of room to roost, 12' of roost for 8 chicks at the time. She was the sweetest girl to people but a snot to the other chicks. Now she has a tree outside to roost in at her new place. All of our chicks are pets also.
  7. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing

    Jul 24, 2013
    Welcome to BYC![​IMG] I'm glad you joined us.

    It sounds like you have a nice little flock! I have a Columbian Wyandotte, too, and have really enjoyed her.[​IMG] I hope the flock integration goes well- it can sometimes be tricky.
  8. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing

    Jul 24, 2013
    [​IMG] I'm glad you joined our community!

    It sounds like you have a lovely flock! Good luck with them and the integration.
  9. Ashley Stroud

    Ashley Stroud Chirping

    Sep 2, 2014
    Hello and welcome! Our chickens are our pets as well--or as hubby calls them Pooping Lawn Ornaments! :D
  10. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging

    Feb 18, 2011
    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!

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