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Green Acres is the Place to be.....

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by BowChicaWowWow, Jul 17, 2019.

  1. BowChicaWowWow

    BowChicaWowWow In the Brooder

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    Farm livin' is the life for me! North Texas isn't very green right now, but you couldn't pay me to move back to a city. I currently have 1 indian blue peacock, born here, and recently bought 2 peahens to keep him company. He used to be free range but his range was dangerously large and he would often poop on neighbors' porches and cars :rolleyes: so he is in a peafowl-only temp pen with his girls.

    I live next door to some family who also have free-range chickens and ducks and sometimes other chickens will roost in our coop, but I have a large shed with a large exhaust fan and an overhead patio heater for winter with a fence splitting it from the pig side and the goat side. The chickens (my 2 RI reds and visitors) don't seem to mind roosting on either side with the pigs and goats and all get along beautifully.

    NOW comes the fun part - a coworker of my husband (city guy) had bought his wife a silkie hen to keep in the house as a pet. Well, turns out he's a rooster :lol: Can we take him? Husband says SURE. I knew nothing about this. They show up and it's a precious juvenile silkie!! I am more comfortable with animals that aren't quite so delicate. He is now in a separate temp pen with a random young white hen I put in with him to keep him company.

    Sketching out some pen ideas this morning, trying to decide if I should combine peafowl and the fancy chickens in an extra large pen. Previously my peacock seems to entirely ignore chickens and vice-versa when free-range. Good idea? Bad idea? I'm afraid to allow much free-ranging as there are about 80 acres of woods and a dried up creek behind my property that hosts a lot of predators and haven't yet replaced the crummy back fence.

    If you had 1 piece of advice about raising silkies, what would it be?

    Anyway, glad to be here! :)
     

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  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

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    Welcome to BYC. Advice about raising silkies ? Why get lots of them, of course. Good luck with your flock. I agree 'country' is the place to be.
     
  3. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

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    Hello and welcome to BYC. I hope that you enjoy your time here.

    This is a useful link to take a look at - “How to...” guides. You can use this link to contact members in your area - U.S. States,

    Best wishes

    Pork Pie
     
  4. BowChicaWowWow

    BowChicaWowWow In the Brooder

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    Thanks! Long-time reader, first-time member :)
     
  5. DobieLover

    DobieLover Easily distracted by chickens

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    Hello and welcome to BYC! :frow Glad you joined.
    Your place is amazing! It looks pretty green to me.
    Good luck with your fluffy little addition.
     
  6. fldiver97

    fldiver97 Enabler

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    Welcome :welcome Glad you decided to join us!
     
  7. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki TwatterSpotter

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  8. casportpony

    casportpony Enlightened

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    Welcome to BYC!
     
  9. Meg-in-MT

    Meg-in-MT Crossing the Road

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    Hello! Welcome to BYC!! :frow

    Your peacock is beautiful! And I'll have to agree with Sourland...just get some more ;)

    Feel free to check out the links below for some interesting reading. Good luck on your adventures!
     
  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    Welcome to the pulse beat of the chicken community :bowBACKYARD CHICKENS :jumpy
     

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