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Greetings from new chicken owner in Nova Scotia

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Lesler5, Sep 22, 2011.

  1. Lesler5

    Lesler5 In the Brooder

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    Hello. I am posting from the East coast of Canada. BYC has been one of my favorite sites since I first decided to get chickens in May of this year. I was looking for just a few laying hens for personal use and because our climate can be harsh, I opted for heritage breeds. I bought 8 straight run day old chicks. By 3 months old it was obvious that I had 2 roos...one barred rock and one RIR. Now, and I am sure others can relate to this, I think I have mistaken 2 roos for hens! My favorite hen, Henrietta, is crowing and Penny is trying to as well. They are not nearly as good as the original rooster, Max, but they are getting better. And they are getting longer tail feathers, bigger waddles and I think saddle feathers. Darn! They were my faves! They don't have the upright body carriage that Max has, the real heavy legs or the really long tail...yet. I was really hoping it was just crowing hens, but thanks to articles here....I think my egg numbers have lowered before they began! Now I have fingers crossed that the 3 RIR hens are hens and I am almost positive I have a female Australorp. I guess this is just part of the fun!
     
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  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Crowing

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    Hello from Kansas, Lesler5 and [​IMG]! Happy you joined the fun and that BYC has been helpful. I know what you mean about hens turning into roosters! [​IMG] Best of luck! [​IMG]
     
  3. AZBootsie

    AZBootsie Songster

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    Maybe in the spring your hens can hatch some eggs!!
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  4. Lesler5

    Lesler5 In the Brooder

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    Thanks for the welcomes...and yes, maybe I could grow my own hens to make up the difference! That will be many more questions here though as I know nothing about hatching eggs lol
     
  5. [​IMG] [​IMG] from Washington State glad you joined us [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  6. greymane

    greymane Songster

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    [​IMG] from the Finger Lakes of New York! Hope your remaining "hens" turn out to be just that. Glad to have you aboard! [​IMG]
     
  7. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC.
     

  8. Rebel Rooster

    Rebel Rooster I Will Love! :)

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    [​IMG] from South Carolina! [​IMG]
     
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    terrilhb Songster

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    [​IMG] from Ga.
     
  10. weimarmama

    weimarmama Crowing

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
     

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