Chickens Everywhere!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by 96chevy, May 29, 2016.

  1. 96chevy

    96chevy Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello! My fiancé and I started with hatching a few guineas on our own. A skunk killed them. So we hatched more. These ones joined our neighbors flock. So then we bought 25. Somehow we inherited 5 more. We gave 10 to my parents. Now we have 14. But in the meantime, my future mother in law gave us a rooster and a hen. The rooster picked on the hen so much she changed to a roo as well. So we got rid of them. We then were given two bantams and two buff orpingtons. The one bantam laid on eggs and hatched her two bantam eggs but none of the buff eggs she sat on were fertile. So to replace the babies who didn't hatch we got three light barhmas. Then my future mil had her hen go broody but had already taken her eggs. So we drove two hours to get ameruacana eggs. Included were some barred rocks. My mil took four eggs and I got 8. So now I have 3 ameruacanas three barred rocks and two more bantams that my mil slipped in there... Total chicken count: 17 and 14 guineas. Now to make matters worse my future cousin in law had a friend who rescued 5 chicks from tractor supply before they killed them. Guess who has them now??? And they're silkies... So were up to 22 chickens... Oh boy! Thank goodness we have the property for it! And that the neighbors don't mind when the Guineas visit. :)
     
  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join us here! That's a very interesting introduction! Your flock sure has grown and grown! I'm afraid they do have a way of doing that. I'm quite sure no one is immune from it either.
    I've really enjoyed your intro and all the comings and goings with your birds. We have a Guinea section that I'm sure you would enjoy all the chat in ~
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/45/guinea-fowl

    Be sure to ask any questions, everyone here to help. Enjoy BYC :frow
     
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  3. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  5. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - seems like chicken / fowl maths has got you firmly in its grip!

    You'll find lots of info in the Learning Centre
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center, and if you have a specific topic in mind, just type it in the search box - there's a wealth of information on past and present threads.


    You may wish to consider joining your state thread as it will put you in touch with other BYC members in your area - https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/26/where-am-i-where-are-you.

    All the best
    CT
     
  6. KoopersCoop

    KoopersCoop Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello and welcome to a fabulous group! I started reading and started to wonder if this was going to be a mathematic quiz :) I started adding and subtracting as I read your story thinking I was going to need the answer! I had the same amount you came up with [​IMG]! Fun times
     
  7. 96chevy

    96chevy Out Of The Brooder

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    I love all our feather babies and I call my fiancé the chicken and Guinea whisper. He can sit down in the yard and they'll all circle him. But they won't do it for anyone else. :)
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  8. 96chevy

    96chevy Out Of The Brooder

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    Our bantam is laying on eggs again... And I don't have the heart to take them from her.... Oh man...
     

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