greetings from Central Illinois

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by chicksagogo, May 7, 2011.

  1. chicksagogo

    chicksagogo New Egg

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    Hi there, I just came on board but am anxious to know who may be nearby close to Quincy. Had a nice flock of Americaunas and a few other varieties, 17 to be exact. Started with 24 chickens last spring and felt really good about my success rate. I even hatched out five chicks(or my two hens did, rather) Was beaming with pride. Then disaster struck. Had a major attack by something, not sure what. Lost 13 chickens and am down to one rooster and two hens. I would welcome any advice or consoling. Was using an automatic door when the attack occurred. No more automatic doors. Have gone back to battening down the hatches tight. But I am not to be defeated. Am looking to replace my hens, for sure, but do not particularly want to start with babies. Anybody know of any mature layers that are available to buy? Meanwhile, I am glad to be on board and look forward to chatting with fellow chicken lovers.
     
  2. Lovebug

    Lovebug New Egg

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    Welcome from Napa, CA! This is addicting![​IMG]
     
  3. Desert Rooster

    Desert Rooster El Gallo Del Desierto

    Sep 4, 2010
    Hesperia, Ca
    Hello [​IMG] from Hesperia,CA and [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  4. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. So sorry about your losses [​IMG]
     
  5. leslierf

    leslierf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to BYC! I am sorry to hear about your tragedy, but you are in the right place to restart!
     
  6. Helena Handbasket

    Helena Handbasket New Egg

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    [​IMG] I'm sorry that happened to you! You've got my sympathy for sure! We think a raccoon got one of our nice hens and another died, we thinking trying to lay an egg that was just too big or something. Anyway, hang in there in here. You'll always have company to share your losses and to cheer your successes!

    Judy
     
  7. zoo357

    zoo357 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] from NW Indiana
     
  8. white01

    white01 Brady Brook Poultry

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    [​IMG] [​IMG] from Maine So sorry for your loss
     
  9. MSDeb

    MSDeb Chillin' With My Peeps

    Welcome to BYC, glad you decided to join us. Good luck with your birds.
     
  10. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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