Hello BYC members..

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by mally1975, Sep 13, 2014.

  1. mally1975

    mally1975 In the Brooder

    Sep 4, 2014
    I'm sort of new to keeping chickens but over the last few weeks, we seem to have had it all thrown at us.. We started off with a small crew of two silkies, two frizzles and a Pekin Bantam.. Right from the offset, the Pekin was a 'bully' - throwing the slightly smaller, younger ones off the perches and pulling feathers (even cider vinegar didn't deter her), sadly she had to go back to the breeders!.. We increased our flock to 8 (5 Silkies, 3 Frizzles) and then 10 (6 Silkies, 4 Frizzles).. We decided there was room in our hearts (and coop which is 9ft x 14ft x 2.5m to roof ridgeline!) for 2 more girls and as it turned out 2 of our lovely Silkies were in fact boys (which we don't mind as they both love their cuddles!).. We got a gorgeous Speckled Pekin Bantam and a Polish.. Unfortunately as we were due to introduce to our main flock, we noticed a lot of sneezing and mucas from the little Pekin and took both to the vet.. Possible Mycoplasma case, one script for Tylan and two weeks later, she and the Polish are both on the mend but again, Nugget the Pekin comes for cuddles and Goujon loves to purr.. We dosed our main flock, disinfected and kept them all apart.. Then about a week ago, our girlie Frizzles from the main flock decided it was time to start laying!!.. It's been an interesting few weeks and a good learning experience and I still say to folk who ask me that starting to keep chickens was the best thing we ever did.. They are just so much fun to watch and look after particularly after a mad day at work, coming home to be greeted by their 'chuckling' when they see me and racing to the fence line for 'loves'.. :)
  2. BY Chicken Lady

    BY Chicken Lady Songster

    Mar 29, 2013
    Overgaard, AZ

    Unconditional Love....as long as there are treats involved. Ha ha ha!
  3. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Bird is the Word

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

    Sounds like you are really enjoying your flock! Chickens are so much fun to keep. I love to go sit with them as they go about their day. Very interesting creatures. And some of them are just love hounds! They make excellent lap warmers!!

    Enjoy this wonderful journey you are on and welcome to our flock!
  4. 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.

    Chickens are such joys!!! Glad you are enjoying them.
  5. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging

    Feb 18, 2011
    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! Sounds like you have a cute little flock! Congratulations on those first eggs! Sorry about the problems you had with the sick girls.
  6. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Welcome to BYC.
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Welcome to BYC, so glad you joined the flock
  8. 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!
  9. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Crowing

    May 14, 2014
    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. Sorry about your ill chick. You have some really cute breeds. 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. 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]

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