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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by ZakFriedman, Nov 5, 2015.

  1. ZakFriedman

    ZakFriedman New Egg

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    Hey, I'm Zak and I've been reading this site for a couple years, but never bothered getting a membership before. I currently have eight chickens (two RIR, two barred rocks, an Easter Egger, a Buff Orpington, and two Wyandotts). They all just turned two. They used to have acres to roam, but now they're in a small backyard coop so I've been sprouting wheatgrass to supplement their diet. I can let the Reds and the Orpington out of their coop since they're easy to catch if they go in the garden. I love all my cluck-ups (except Duckie, she pecks).
     
  2. NickyKnack

    NickyKnack Love is Silkie soft!

    Hello Zak!
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    Welcome to BYC and the coop! There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to joined the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around BYC.:frow
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Nice to meet you Zak, hope you enjoy BYC as much as we do.
     
  4. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome Zak

    Glad you could join the flock! Many of us were lurkers before joining. I was one too for a couple of years!! That's some lovely breeds you have there, I've never grown sprouting wheat grass before but I bet your girls appreciate it very much.

    Wishing you the very best of luck for the future. Enjoy BYC and all the chicken chat :frow
     
  5. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member

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    Welcome, so glad you decided to join us.

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    I would love to see how you do the wheatgrass sprouting, and especially how your flock are given access to it. I once tried sprouting in water, placed the sprouts in the run and my gals were "Chicken" and wouldn't even approach it. But they were younger then and now are "mature" 2 year olds and somewhat bolder in exploring new frontiers. They love healthy greens and am interested in trying it again.
     
  6. ZakFriedman

    ZakFriedman New Egg

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    Thank you all for the warm welcome. And Sunflour, to grow wheatgrass for them I just put the wheat berries in a pot of garden soil and water it for a few days. Then I either tilt the pot against their coop or pick some leaves and hand feed them. If you leave the base the leaves will grow back in a few days. Some of your less aggressive chickens might not get any.
     
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  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  8. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member

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    Thanks so much, gotta get some wheat seeds going.
     
  9. N F C

    N F C dem crazy bones Premium Member

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    Hi Zak, [​IMG]

    It's nice to have you here!
     
  10. trailrider330

    trailrider330 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to the BYC flock! We are glad you joined us!

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