Enjoying Back Yard Chickens

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by homer734, Oct 20, 2018.

  1. homer734

    homer734 In the Brooder

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    My name is Homer and I have 4 Guineas and 5 hens that are mixed breed 5 months old. I also have one rooster that appears to be RIR. I have 6 younger hens that are 2 Amber Links, 2 Rhode Island Reds, and 2 Wyndottes. We live in Southeastern Michigan. I have raised meat chickens several times as well as turkeys and lambs. Layers are new to me.
     
  2. townchicks

    townchicks Free Ranging

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    Welcome to the flock, you're going to like it here.
     
  3. staceyj

    staceyj Enabler

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    :frowHi there Homer and welcome to BYC.

    This is a great place.
    Lots of nice people, and ton of information and help when you need it.

    I think you’re going to enjoy the relationship you’ll develop with your layers.
    You’ll see how distinct their personalities are as they mature.
     
  4. alexa009

    alexa009 Crossing the Road

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    Welcome to Backyard Chickens! We are glad you joined the crazy flock! Rhode Island Red roosters can be very nasty when they develop into maturity, in some lines of Rhode Island Reds, even the hens can be. I would have him rehomed to someone you might know or have him culled before his hormones suddenly take over.
     
  5. FrankieDoodle

    FrankieDoodle Poppy-Dog

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    :frow Hi Homer, welcome to BYC!!! :woot Thank you for joining us!
     
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  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    Nice to meet you Homer, Welcome to Backyard Chickens:frow
     
  7. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

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    Hello, Homer and welcome to our community.

    This is a useful link of BYC guides to take a look at announcements-feedback-issues-guides.3 I’d suggest including your location using the guide in that link, if you have not already done so. You can use this link to contact members in your area - Find your State's thread.

    Best wishes

    Pork Pie
     
  8. penny1960

    penny1960 Going back to La La Land

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    Welcome to Backyard Chickens hope you do enjoy the time here Homer we all do
    if you can raise meat birds layers will be easier also
     
  9. BlueBaby

    BlueBaby Crossing the Road

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    Hello, and welcome! Layer's are great, because of the eggs! I love never having to buy them from stores anymore!
     
  10. MissChick@dee

    [email protected] ~ Dreaming Of Springtime ~

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    Hiya :frow
    Nice to meet you!
    :welcome
     

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