Good morning from rainy Washington!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by flickerloo, Sep 27, 2013.

  1. flickerloo

    flickerloo Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi!

    Just joined today and ready to dig into the forums! So a little introduction...

    My grandma was a chicken and dairy farmer, and so I grew up with chickens. My parents tried having chickens, but eventually the neighbor's dogs broke into the coop and, well, that ended that. I've wanted to have chickens for a long time, but I live on a small lot in a large town, and it never seemed ok. But then the urban chicken movement came along, and finally a neighbor and I took the plunge together.

    We have a small coop and generous chicken yard in my yard with 5 hens. Four of the girls came from a woman who was looking to get out of chickens and into ducks. The other was a lonely gal at a local farm store. All five are about 1 1/2 years old. The four are are a mystery mix. The rooster was supposedly Americauna. But the eggs are medium-sized light brown. The other is a rather flighty golden spangled Hamburg that has laid small white eggs, but currently has stopped laying, possibly due to stress. I've had them for almost a month, and they are finally settling in. Took awhile for the four to accept the hamburg.

    Anyway, that's my very brief intro. Looking forward to chatting,
     
  2. write2caroline

    write2caroline Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello from Jacksonville FL - This is My Gramma from the Great State of Washington with her chickens.

    Glad to have you join us.

    Caroline
     
  3. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined us!
     
  4. AK Baha

    AK Baha Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Hello and welcome.
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    [​IMG] that's about the age they enter molt which could cause your hens to take a "laying" time out
     
  6. micah O

    micah O Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. flickerloo

    flickerloo Out Of The Brooder

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    The four hens just emerged from a molt at the time I got them. I'm thinking that maybe the Hamburg is going into molt, though she doesn't show signs of feather loss yet
     
  8. Teri Metcalf

    Teri Metcalf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome from College Station, Texas. Please send some of your extra rain our way. We've got some curious mixtures at our house too.

    Hope your girls get settled in and de-stressed enough to start laying eggs regularly.
     
  9. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC!
     
  10. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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

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