Excited New Member

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by The Nest, Nov 5, 2014.

  1. The Nest

    The Nest New Egg

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    Hello world...

    Tomorrow I get 2x Ancona pullets. This will be my first time owning chickens. I'm excited, perhaps too excited cos now there's soo much information to absorb that it's become little overwhelming.

    I've chosen the specific breed for many suitable reasons (predator territory -pet cat & dog), white shelled eggs, Italian breed, lag eggs from early age & well into the winter, as well as adaptable to hardy environment.

    Anyone else out there wanting to offer any guidance, please feel free to do so. Thanx.
     
  2. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC![​IMG] We're glad to have you. If you have any questions, feel free to ask!

    Good luck with your new Anconas!
     
  3. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I hope you enjoy your new girls. [​IMG]
     
  4. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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  5. TwoCrows

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

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Enjoy your new birds and we do welcome you to our flock! Mountain Peeps has left you with some great links to follow.

    Welcome to our flock!
     
  6. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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  7. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member

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    [​IMG] So glad you joined us.
     
  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]

    Good luck with your Anconas!
     
  9. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you decided to join our flock. I've raised Anconas in the past, and they are good layers, and a great breed for free ranging. The only downsides to them are that they do not like confinement (not a problem if you're free ranging), and they tend to be high strung and flighty (mine screamed bloody murder whenever I handled them). Also, like other Mediterranean breeds, their combs tend to be prone to frostbite where winter temperatures drop below freezing, so if this happens in your area, I would put some Vaseline on their combs for protection on those sub-freezing temperature days. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck with your Anconas.
     
  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    They will do a lot better if the dog and cat don't co-mingle with them. Most common predator of chickens are the owner's own pets or neighbors letting their dogs run loose in the neighborhood. I've never heard of a chicken killing a dog but, most new members report the opposite.
     

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