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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by ZeeAviatrix, Apr 27, 2017.

  1. ZeeAviatrix

    ZeeAviatrix Out Of The Brooder

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    I am a first time poster and wanted to introduce myself. I received my three little chicks a couple of days ago from Meyer Hatchery. They're Golden-Laced Wyandottes and cute as can be! I'll be posting pictures.

    I look forward to reading all the posts on the many subjects.

    I had 4 chicks seven years ago, which I got from a co-op, and the last surviving hen, Roxanne, was killed by a chicken hawk just a few months ago. I miss her terribly, so I decided to get some more chicks.

    I have a 30 acre farm in Alabama and raising chickens is one of the most fun things to do. They are very entertaining! I ordered one rooster and two hens so maybe I will end up getting a few hatchlings. Right now, I am keeping them warm and happy. I paid extra to have them vaccinated, so I hope they'll grow strong and healthy!
     
  2. Hybridchucks

    Hybridchucks Chicken Obsessed

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    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] Great to have you!!
     
  3. Hybridchucks

    Hybridchucks Chicken Obsessed

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    Could i recommend you get another hen (or two) (only two "may" be over mounted lol) No offence! [​IMG] What breed are they!!?
     
  4. ZeeAviatrix

    ZeeAviatrix Out Of The Brooder

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    They're Golden-Laced Wyandottes. Uh oh, do you really think I should have gotten another hen? I was wondering about that.
     
  5. mrsdee

    mrsdee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    x2 - with only a couple hens he will probably hassle them too much and they might be stressed all the time. I've heard anywhere from 4-8 hens per rooster! But I think that depends on breed and how much of a "gentleman" your rooster turns out to be.
     
  6. Hybridchucks

    Hybridchucks Chicken Obsessed

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    Yeah.
     
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    rdcowman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] I agree! But hopefully they don't![​IMG]
     
  8. Texian

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    I'm sorry about your loss of your beloved hen. I have hawks and owls all over my property! I have three hens that are free range and have learned to hide from the predator birds. I'm writing you because I have a visiting rooster every day that is actively pursuing my hens, but they are not stressed at all! They take dirtbaths together and sunbathe, etc. It's really cute. I haven't gotten any chicks out of it so far though!
     
  9. ZeeAviatrix

    ZeeAviatrix Out Of The Brooder

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    That would make sense, but I have a fairly small chicken coop. It would accommodate 4 chickens max, although I did let them out during the day when I was home and I would lock them up at night. I'm hoping my rooster is a gentleman!! :)
     
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    ZeeAviatrix Out Of The Brooder

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    The worst thing about Roxanne being killed by a hawk was that she had slipped into an enclosure that had no roof. The hawk must have come down on her talons first, leaving me a huge pile of feather and one small piece of bone. I couldn't believe my eyes!!

    About my trio - I hope my rooster behaves and doesn't stress the hens out when they get bigger. Right now the three are sweet little snuggle buddies!
     

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