First post from Atlanta, GA...hello, and no eggs yet!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by BlueEggCo-op, Dec 29, 2009.

  1. BlueEggCo-op

    BlueEggCo-op New Egg

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    My son and I have been lurking around this site since June - we've found it very helpful and appreciate all the thoughtful posts. Tucker got lots of great design ideas for our coop from this very site, and sent off for 25 Americaunas (maybe I should say Easter Eggers?) born on July 7th. July 7th and no eggs yet...but more on that later.
    He designed and we built a nice looking coop and a great big run - we can't totally free range due to our dogs, and the hawks that have taken a sudden interest in our back yard. We live in the middle of a great old neighborhood in the middle of the city that, thank goodness, still allows backyard chickens. We lost 2 babies as they matured which was pretty sad stuff, but feel like the proud parents of 23 super-healthy and happy ROOSTERS? True they make no noise except a very soothing cluck cluck - no cock a doodle do just yet - but at the same time no eggs. We've dutifully read other conversations here urging us to "keep the faith" and "nature will take her course" but almost 6 months!
    We started a "co-op" of sorts with 6 other families who chipped in money to pay for lumber/wire/feed - they and their kids are getting hungry for some farm fresh eggs!
    Any war stories/tips/words of comfort out there for a chicken newbie?
    Thanks
    Jim
     
  2. davidb

    davidb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] From Bulldog Country
     
  3. dichotomymom

    dichotomymom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome from Indiana:) I lived in Eastlake for a few months!
     
  4. [​IMG] and [​IMG]
    From, VA

    I know you will enjoy this forum a lot [​IMG]
    Our Americanas are very friendly so that is a good choice!!

    Matthew
     
  5. BlueEggCo-op

    BlueEggCo-op New Egg

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    Ask and ye shall receive, I guess - just went down to the coop and had two perfect little blue eggs! Game on.[​IMG]
     
  6. SunnyDawn

    SunnyDawn Sun Lovin' Lizard

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    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] and CONGRATS on your first eggs!!! You know now that you have to post pics of those beautiful first eggs don'tcha?
     
  7. Yard full o' rocks

    Yard full o' rocks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome!!! From Cartersville, Ga!!

    We're almost neighbors. Let me know if there is anything I can do to help you along here
     
  8. Buff Hooligans

    Buff Hooligans Scrambled

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    Quote:Boy were you guys a hard sell! (But so was I - I lurked for months too.)

    Words of comfort: Pretend like you don't care if they EVER lay eggs or not. Turn up your nose at their little empty nestboxes and focus on the poo.
    It'll get them before you know it!
     
  9. Buff Hooligans

    Buff Hooligans Scrambled

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    Quote:YAY!
     
  10. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    Hi Jim! [​IMG] from S. Florida! Its great to have you here with us!
     

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