"critter proofing" your flock

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by rainy hen lady, Oct 22, 2013.

  1. rainy hen lady

    rainy hen lady Out Of The Brooder

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    when my husband and I decided to raise chickens as my folks did years ago,i studied a long time (2 years) to find just what we were looking for in not only egg production,but looks and temperament as well.
    I went to mcmurray site and ordered 3 types. buff orpingtons,black jersy giants,and white leghorns. (mainly for eggs)...
    turns out,they all have different personalities. but out of the three,i would say the jersy giants have far better temperments than any of them ! and the uffs a close secong. the white leghorns have not only turned broody twice on me,but they are also very picky at who is watching them while laying an egg. and they pick at the other s and run them out of the hutch until their done ! "mindy" in particular is quite mean to the others until shes done laying. but very good flock,and all of them protect each other when there are neighbor dogs about too :) I have not lost a hen yet,and they are going on 2 years old come may.

    for tho who are starting out,i would highly recommend jersy giants as your start up flock !

    regards,

    rainy hen lady
     
  2. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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  3. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome to BYC! Sounds like your flock is doing a good job working together. Did I understand you correctly, you got McMurray's Pearl White Leghorns, and you have had two of them go broody?
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    [​IMG] hatchery birds usually have "Broodiness," bred out of them., so your broodies are a surprise.
     
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  6. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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  7. rainy hen lady

    rainy hen lady Out Of The Brooder

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    yes. but im now thinking it was the same girl ? her name is girdy,and she is enamoured with my husband. she follows him around the pen humming at him while hes cleaning up....so cute. one of my jersy giants "Selma" does the same thing to him. but when I walk in the pen they fight over who im suppose to hold first....hahaha..
    yes our girls are spoiled
     
  8. jmandawn

    jmandawn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to the forum! [​IMG] My husband has wanted to get some Jersey Giants. I will pass this along to him.
     
  9. rainy hen lady

    rainy hen lady Out Of The Brooder

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    they were my husband first choice as well ! must be a guy thing ? lol
     
  10. ktgouge

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