Crazy mom with four blessings and a husband who deserves sympathy!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by simply blessed, Nov 20, 2014.

  1. simply blessed

    simply blessed Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi! We were recently blessed with the accidental ownership of some very fun laying hens. It started as a summertime animal husbandry / self reliance project for our kiddos with a few chicken dinners at the end of it. We went in on an order with some farming friends of ours and received five "roosters from egg laying breeds." Secretly, I hoped my hubby would fall for chickens and we'd get laying hens this coming spring; he prayed I'd get fed up with chickens and move on to a new garden trellis or something! At 12 weeks, we confirmed we had five black star hens! Still planning to butcher then, I said I would so I would, my six year old came and showed his dad and I a crayon drawing of his family, complete with chickens but minus his younger brother. When his dad sent him back to add his brother in the family, he turned to me and announced we were keeping "these things." So after building a temporary tractor, the poor man set to work on a permanent coop and run . (Too many dogs in our neighborhood to have unsupervised free ranging.) Now, he just shakes his head as my two oldest fight over who gets to "do chickens" with me. We're blessed to have a daddy who, thankfully, likes eggs and loves us!
     
  2. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Welcome to BYC. Black Stars are egg laying machines. They are my second favorites, Barred Rocks my first favorites.
     
  3. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    So glad you could join our community! What a fun story! Eventually everyone comes around to keeping chickens once they get to know them. They are so much fun to keep.

    Enjoy this new adventure you are on. If you have any questions along the way, feel free to ask. Welcome to our flock!
     
  4. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member

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    [​IMG] Glad you joined us.
     
  5. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you decided to join our flock. Black Sex Links (Black Stars) are my favorite chickens. They are hardy and friendly, egg laying machines. I've raised them for years and they have been my best layers, consistently laying over 300 eggs per hen per year. You should get loads of eggs from those ladies. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck with your Black Stars.
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  7. Free as a Bird

    Free as a Bird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What a great story! I have always wanted black stars...

    When we first got our chickens we were planning on raising them them giving them back to their real owner. Much like your family, we fell in love with them. Aren't chickens the best!

    Best of luck!
     
  8. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!

    Feel free to ask lots of questions! We're all here to help. [​IMG]
     
  9. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
  10. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.
     

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