Hello all you poultry lovers,

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by mydogBriggs, Oct 20, 2018.

  1. mydogBriggs

    mydogBriggs In the Brooder

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    My poultry experience started 2 and a half years ago. I started with 3 Buffs 2 of which turned out to be roasters, and 3 red sexlink. The roasters ended up in the crockpot as they were very zealous about doing their job and jumped my grandson one too many times. The female is by far my favorite so far. Suprizingly all the 2 and a half year olds are still laying.
    Spring of 2017 4 Perkins and a pair of Rouens joined the flock. The ducks pull on my heart strings but are too skittish for my liking. I’m heart sick when one is sick or injured. Ducks are very entertaining and fun. As unfriendly as they are still there’s a connection.
    Being a retired nurse and empty nester animal have taking the place of kids and patience. We just finished turning the old delapidated shed into a nice duck/chicken house.
    The 2 sexlinks rule the roast and have picked on the one Buff to the point she earned the name Nervious Nelly. Looking back I would preferred to have started with all Buffs but I didn’t want to take the chance of having all roasters.
    In August we added 4 White Leg Horns, so my husband want know whether he is eating fresh eggs or store bought, and 4 Barred Rocks that I’m wondering are truest Barred Rocks.
    The biggest challenge so far has been keeping water and eggs from freezing in winter. If anyone had advice please share your wealth of knowledge.
    Back Yard Chickens comes up when I turn to the enternet for problem solving efforts.
     
  2. Farmer Connie

    Farmer Connie All My Friends Have Hoofs

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  3. HenHouse4Life

    HenHouse4Life GrandmaOnDuty

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  4. Melky

    Melky Spring has sprung!

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  5. Momma_Bear

    Momma_Bear Songster

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    usually just check eggs often and collect them so they don't freeze :)
     
  6. 007Sean

    007Sean Pheasant Whisperer

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    Howdy :frow and Welcome to Backyard Chickens.

    Thanks for joining us! :celebrate
     
  7. alexa009

    alexa009 Crossing the Road

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    Welcome to Backyard Chickens! We are glad you joined the flock!:welcome BYC is a helpful site providing all the information you need to know about poultry! There is always space for more members on the BYC roost!:highfive: Hope you enjoy it here as much as we all do!
     
  8. DobieLover

    DobieLover Easily distracted by chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! :frow Glad you joined.
     
  9. rjohns39

    rjohns39 Addict

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    Hi and welcome to BYC :frow We're so happy you've decided to join us :ya
     
  10. Chick-N-Fun

    Chick-N-Fun Almy Acres Farm

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    Welcome to our FUNomenal community! :ya
    I hope you enjoy it here as much as we do! Best wishes and have lots of FUN! :wee
     

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