Good morning from Alabama!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by ddj712, Jan 28, 2015.

  1. ddj712

    ddj712 New Egg

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    Hi! I'm new to this board and to chickens in general. My husband went out deer hunting the weekend before Christmas and came home with a rooster. It simply appeared on the hood of his truck in the middle of 750 acres of woods. Thus began my life with chickens.

    After some work converting an old goat house to a coop and adding a run, my neighbor graciously gave us four hens to keep the rooster company. Best I can tell, the roo is a Speckled Sussex, one hen is a young white leghorn, two hens are black sex links, and another young black hen is probably a mix. I was reluctant to keep the rooster at first, but this is turning in to a great hobby for me and I'm really having fun! I look forward to gaining knowledge and support from this group!
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC - rooster in your avatar does look like a Speckled Sussex.
     
  3. ddj712

    ddj712 New Egg

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    Thanks! I searched online through an alphabetical list of breeds and of course he was near the end! He's a really cool dude. Sweet and docile. I imagine someone was missing him, but I posted to a local lost and found group and had no responses. He's got a good home now, though!
     
  4. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Sounds like your husband was in the right place at the right time!! I am glad he was able to rescue him.

    Have you stopped by our learning center yet? Lots of good articles on all the aspects of keeping your new flock...https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center

    Enjoy this new journey you are on and if you have any questions along the way, feel free to ask. Welcome to our flock!
     
  5. ChickyChickens

    ChickyChickens Chickening Around

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    Welcome to BYC!!! There are loads of members on here…so if you have ANY questions…just ASK!!!

    Hope you have loads of fun and all your answers answered here on BYC the BEST CHICKEN KEEPING FORUM on EARTH!!

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  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us!
     
  7. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]I'm glad you joined us.

    Good luck with your flock! That's a lovely rooster.
     
  8. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] I'm glad you joined us!

    Beautiful rooster! Good luck with your chickens! Please feel free to ask any questions that you have. We'll be happy to help. [​IMG]
     
  9. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to our flock. Black Sex Links are my favorite chickens; hardy and friendly, egg laying machines. I've raised them for years (along with dozens of other breeds and hybrids) and they have been my best layers, consistently churning out more than 300 eggs per hen per year. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck with your flock.
     
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    Book Em Danno25 Overrun With Chickens

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