Greetings From Georgia!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by TeamDonnelly, Oct 3, 2014.

  1. TeamDonnelly

    TeamDonnelly Hatching

    Oct 3, 2014
    Hi there!
    My name is Salena and this year in February our family added some chickens to our family. We raised them from baby chick. Although we have had many ups and downs(sadly lost 2 chickens) We are very happy to have a flock of chickens to take care of. Our flock consists of 2 Ameruacanas, 1 Cochin, 1 Rhode Island Red, and 1 Leghorn. We also have a Rooster to take care of the girls. Our Red and 1 Ameraucana are laying eggs daily and we will never go back to store bought after enjoying farm fresh eggs! This forum has been a huge help in answering many questions lately so I realized that I needed to make it "official" and actually create a profile. I look forward to learning so much more about taking care of chickens and getting much needed advice from those who have much more experience than myself!
  2. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging

    Feb 18, 2011
    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! Sounds like you have a nice flock, and a colorful egg basket! Those fresh eggs are wonderful aren't they! Sorry about the two chicks you lost :hugs
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Hi Salena, nice to meet you. Have you tried out our Learning Center? It's a great place to start.
  4. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing

    Jul 24, 2013
    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you. If you have any questions, feel free to ask!

    I'm sorry for the loss of your chickens! [​IMG] Good luck with the rest of them!
  5. liz9910

    liz9910 Crowing

    Apr 8, 2012
    Northern California
  6. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Bird is the Word

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop
    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    So glad you could join our community! Nothing better than fresh eggs right from under the hen. Those store bought eggs never compare to those farm fresh eggs!!

    Ask any questions you may have here and we do welcome you to our flock!
  7. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing

    Jul 24, 2013
    [​IMG] Glad you joined us! Feel free to ask lots of questions! We're all here to help. [​IMG]

    I'm sorry about the chicks you lost. [​IMG] But yes, fresh eggs are great! Good luck with your flock.
  8. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons

    Apr 23, 2014
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    Sorry about your losses![​IMG]

    Glad you joined us!
  9. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Crowing

    May 14, 2014
    Welcome to BYC, Salena. Glad you decided to join our flock. A lot of us were lurkers before joining. :eek:) You have an interesting mix of breeds. Before getting a rooster, you might want to add a few more hens to your flock. The recommended ratio of roosters to hens is 1 rooster for every 10 hens as too many roosters (or too few hens) can be very hard on your hens physically; over-breeding them, biting and plucking the feathers from their necks and backs, battering them, and potentially, seriously injuring them. 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.
  10. TeamDonnelly

    TeamDonnelly Hatching

    Oct 3, 2014
    Thanks so much for all the kind welcomes! Yes, we added the rooster to the flock when we had 7 hens. But we sadly lost 2 hens and I have noticed the roosters aggressive behavior on the hens, especially on the Rhode Island Red-our first egg layer of the flock. We have thought about adding more hens for sure. Thank you for the advice!

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