First week with my new chickens

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by G15usmc, Apr 10, 2016.

  1. G15usmc

    G15usmc Out Of The Brooder

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    So I just got my first two chickens...I decided to get them already laying...white sexlink...let the kids name them...never allow this to happen because their names end up being Juan and Two...the next 4 I pick up on Thursday...thought this would be a good way to make everything works good![​IMG]
    Here they are! I live near a livestock auction house...as soon as I set them free in their new home a run away rooster showed up...crazy! I have no idea what kind of rooster he is...smaller than both of my new hens! Off to a good start! Can't wait to get my first eggs!
     
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  2. limited25

    limited25 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like your girls are pretty happy with their new home.
     
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  3. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    Its so exciting , isn't it? Have fun! Welcome to BYC! So glad you joined us!
     
  4. G15usmc

    G15usmc Out Of The Brooder

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    It is very exciting! I have yet to eat an egg because my wife keeps thieving them after I go to work and eating them...so I have yet to taste sweet success, but in 3 days I've gotten 5 beautiful eggs and can easily see my time and investment paying off...started out with building a 4x6 coop for appx. $28 of screws latches and a door handle and lots of spare or donated wood from friends and neighbors. Spent $10 on a bucket and watering nipples, And then $40 in laying hen feed, crack corn, oyster shells and a bale of pine shavings. The first two hens cost me delivering a few goats for a friend- so basically free. And the other 4 I pick up tomorrow will cost me $40. So everything combined I've invested $118 total. never to buy eggs again! Even just breaking even makes it worthwhile...
     
  5. N F C

    N F C got coffee? Premium Member Project Manager

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    Glad you're enjoying your new flock!
     
  6. G15usmc

    G15usmc Out Of The Brooder

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    Here is a pic of my chickens and their coop...ill post more later after I pick up my other four today...[​IMG]
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  7. micah wotring

    micah wotring Overrun With Chickens

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    WV boy here!
    Good job,

    They look happy

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  8. G15usmc

    G15usmc Out Of The Brooder

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    Do you know a David Wotring from Tennessee?
     
  9. micah wotring

    micah wotring Overrun With Chickens

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    WV boy here!
    No, sorry.

    I live in Aurora, WV
     
  10. limited25

    limited25 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nice coop, good job. Is that little runaway rooster still hanging around?
     
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