From Ohio and New to the World of Chickens

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by ekeyser73, Aug 30, 2013.

  1. ekeyser73

    ekeyser73 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello, my name is Gene, and my wife and I are new to the world of chicken raising. Our flock thus far consists of 6 White Leghorns, a Silkie, and I do believe a female Silver Appleyard duck. I say new because we are still in the process of building and finishing our coop and run, and we have had our layers since February. They started laying around mid July and so far we have gotten almost 10 dozen eggs from them. I enjoy watching and talking to our little girls, and since we made sure to handle them quite often while they were young they are used to us petting them and holding them. Which is supposed to be unusual for Leghorns. I am hoping to get some Buff Orpingtons this fall or winter to have them ready for spring. I will post pictures of my coop when it is finished as well as of my little flock.
     
  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined us!
     
  3. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Howdy from Kansas, Gene, and [​IMG]! Great to have you aboard!
     
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    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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  5. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you joined us! [​IMG]
     
  6. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC, and good luck with your flock.
     
  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    [​IMG] would you know for certain that the duck is a female? A male duck without females will end up trying to breed chickens with dire results (they can kill a hen)
     
  9. ekeyser73

    ekeyser73 Out Of The Brooder

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    Well.....the pictures I have seen that are a real close match to the ducks feather colors and pattern match a female Silver Appleyard. I will post a pic to get feedback on it from anyone who may know.
     

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