First time chicken fanatic

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by cluckerrob, Jul 11, 2011.

  1. cluckerrob

    cluckerrob New Egg

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    Bought 10 chicks this spring. they are now 13 weeks old and doing great, five yellow Orpingtons and five RI Reds. one the reds is a rooster. My wife is usually the animal lover but I seem to have taken over the chickens, in fact I have been having a ton of fun raising these chicks and look forward to some egg laying.

    I didn't think it was possible to spoil a chicken [​IMG]

    I have been letting them run for a couple hours every evening, they follow me around digging and scratching ( chicken herder?).

    It has been interesting to see how the pecking order has played out. The largest and most aggressive hen is the boss, the rooster is second in command and they usually buddy around together.

    I was looking for chickens, but now have ten pets. love my chickens [​IMG]


    Rob
     
  2. wekiva bird

    wekiva bird Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. what's kickin' chicken

    what's kickin' chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    Welcome!

    I have two roos, and one of the hens is definitely in charge of the flock.
     
  5. Inkheart

    Inkheart Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Oh, yes, how quickly chickens can become companion animals (AKA "pets"). I have around 70 of 'em.
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  7. texasgal

    texasgal Brood with an Attitude

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    A big Texas-sized [​IMG]

    [​IMG] Didn't think it was possible to spoil a chicken ....................................... [​IMG]

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  8. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Welcome to BYC.
     
  9. Jerseycoop

    Jerseycoop Chillin' With My Peeps

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  10. Poppafrog

    Poppafrog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    WELCOME!!!! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     

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