Emerald Isle Back (Yard) Garden Chicken

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by mummyhen, Jan 15, 2010.

  1. mummyhen

    mummyhen New Egg

    Jan 15, 2010
    Hi All,

    My name is Orla and I got a Coop and 4 hens for my forthiet birthday, how sad is that and even sadder when I nearly started crying I was so happy!!! First egg today!! Must be doing something right. Gave them sultanas yesterday and they went nuts for them!!
  2. Cats Critters

    Cats Critters Completely Indecisive

    Emerald Isle as in NC or as in Ireland? [​IMG]
    Last edited: Jan 15, 2010
  3. 3goodeggs

    3goodeggs pays attention sporadically

    May 22, 2009
    North Central Florida
    [​IMG] or Emerald Isle as in Ireland? sultana's are raisins?
    Nothing is wrong with being 40. It is a fine and dandy age. Enjoy it with the girls!
  4. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 3, 2007
    Oberlin, OH
    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from Ohio. I think it was a great B-day presents.
  5. usschicago1

    usschicago1 Suburban Cochins

    Aug 11, 2009
    Taunton, MA
    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
  6. mummyhen

    mummyhen New Egg

    Jan 15, 2010
    Hey All,

    Yes as in Ireland, and kind of yes to the raisins they're larger than raisins (I think they are dried green grapes)! I must say I do spoil them! I have named them all and they all have very different personalities Rose, Ruby, Red and Dearg (Dearg is the Irish word for Red) all named as to the depth of the mix of white and red feathers! I got them back in mid November and was told they'd lay in about 2 to 3 weeks but then we were hit by very cold weather, so no eggs until today [​IMG]!! It was Dearg who laid it ... I was just putting out a mid morning snack of left over oatmeal (porridge we call it here) and I heard what was I thought one of them being strangled, until I looked up at the coop and there she was shouting like mad and looking from me to the coop and back again ... I'm probably mad but I sware she was saying "hey Mum look what I've just done" ... she got a treat of a yougurt after that!!!

    Well it's late here so I'm off to bed!!!

    Big thanks for the responses!!

  7. houndit

    houndit There is no H or F in Orpington!

    Jul 13, 2008
    Braymer Missouri
    Enjoy the forum!! [​IMG]
    Last edited: Jan 20, 2010
  8. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from S. Florida! Its great to have you here with us! [​IMG]
  9. texasgal

    texasgal Brood with an Attitude

    Apr 18, 2009
    A big Texas size [​IMG] [​IMG]
  10. froggie71

    froggie71 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 18, 2009
    Shamong, NJ
    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from New Jersey! Congrats on your 1st egg. [​IMG] BTW I think Ireland is just beautiful and if didn't rain so much I'd definitely consider a move!

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