Hedylamore, new to this site

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by hedylaymore, Oct 30, 2014.

  1. hedylaymore

    hedylaymore In the Brooder

    Oct 30, 2014
    Hi. I am a new chicken owner, with a new coop in the backyard, a fenced run, and six pullets: three Rhode Island Reds and three Barred Plymouth Rocks. During the past week we have shored up our existing fence, built a second fenced run for the hens, and double-fenced our dog so she can't get to them. She is our main concern, as she is dying to get to those hens. She is an Eskimo spitz mix and I don't think we'll ever be able to trust her around the flock. We used to have a Great Pyrenees and are thinking of getting another one. We live in South Carolina. Anybody in our area with a Pyr puppy for sale?

    Happy to have located this BYC site!

    Hedylamore (Anybody old enough to remember Hedy Lamarr?
  2. 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!

    Yes, most dogs cannot be trusted around chickens. Even my little Maltese thinks he can eat my chickens. LOL And as tiny as he is, he could still hurt them!

    Stop by your state thread to chat with your chicken neighbors to see if anyone has any puppies you might be interested in...https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/127943/south-carolina

    Enjoy this new adventure you are on and welcome to our flock!
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  3. familyfarm1

    familyfarm1 Crowing

    Jun 9, 2013
    Northern Virginia
    Hello and welcome to BYC! I have Rhode island reds and my favorite chicken was a Barred Plymouth rock! So glad you joined!

  4. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Crowing

    May 14, 2014
    Welcome to BYC! Glad you decided to join our flock. I'm old enough to remember Hedy Lamar (Samson and Delilah, Comrade X, Come Live With Me, My Favorite Spy, etc.). :eek:) Are any of your Rhode Island Reds roosters? If so, you could breed him with your Barred Rock hens and produce Black Sex Links, which can be sexed by color at hatching, and which are egg laying machines, outlaying either parent breed. It's one of the interesting quirks of hybridization. Do be very careful about your dog. As many BYC members can attest (some to their sorrow), dogs and chickens do not usually mix well. We frequently get sob stories from new members who were shocked when their dog (sometimes even small ones like Chihuahuas) suddenly and unexectedly decided to chase and kill some of their chickens. And once a dog begins chasing and killing chickens, it is next to impossible to break him of it. 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.
  5. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging

    Feb 18, 2011
    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
  6. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing

    Jul 24, 2013
    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you.

    Good luck with your flock!
  7. hedylaymore

    hedylaymore In the Brooder

    Oct 30, 2014
    Thank you!!
  8. hedylaymore

    hedylaymore In the Brooder

    Oct 30, 2014
    Thank you!!
  9. hedylaymore

    hedylaymore In the Brooder

    Oct 30, 2014
    Thank you!! All of my chickens are hens. I didn't know that breeding a barred rock with a RI red would produce a sex link chicken. Thanks for the info. We got these six birds as pullets; they came with the coop. One of these days I'll order biddies which might include a rooster or two. I would like to put roosters in the freezer for meat but don't know if I can kill and butcher a chicken. My husband said nobody would remember Hedy Lamarr. Ha. I'll keep my dog away from the chickens. I think (hope) they're inside a fortress, with buried wire around the perimeter and over the top of the run.

    One video I watched years ago is titled "The Natural History of the Chicken." If there is anybody out there who isn't familiar with it, it's a hoot and well worth watching. The DVD is still available through Amazon.
  10. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing

    Jul 24, 2013
    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!

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