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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Ravenseye, Dec 31, 2008.

  1. Ravenseye

    Ravenseye Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi everyone,

    I just joined the board and wanted to introduce myself. Got 4 chickens a couple of days ago and they're living temporarily in a barn stall that I converted into a coop. Two of the birds are Barred Rocks and two are Rhode Island Reds. They're all about 3-4 months old. A friend dropped who keeps chickens herself and she swears that one of the Rocks and one of the Reds are roosters. Those birds have more developed combs and wattles. The color is redder as well. I might go back and get two more...one of each....of birds that have much less pronounced "rooster" like features. What do you all think?

    We live in Northern, Central MA and also keep bees. We're right on the main road but have a couple of acres. In the spring, I'll be building a real coop for them which will go out by a small horse barn that we have on the property. There's electricity out there as well and a place to give them a good run between the big barn and the small horse barn.

    Again, just wanted to say hello and I'm looking forward to learning a lot here!
     
  2. Sparks

    Sparks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello and welcome. Lots to learn here and good folks![​IMG]
     
  3. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Welcome Raven. You are in for a great time. Chickens!
     
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  4. chickflick

    chickflick Overrun With Chickens

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  5. redoak

    redoak Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. Chix-in-GA

    Chix-in-GA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    BR's and RIR's...Good start!

    Just stay away from the Silkies....Evil they are!!!! [​IMG]
     
  7. motherbear

    motherbear Out Of The Brooder

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    Welcome!! I've learned so much here.
     
  8. Jena

    Jena The Welsh Witch

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    Welcome and Happy New Year,

    You will really enjoy this site,

    best Wishes,

    Jena.
     
  9. Pumpkinpup

    Pumpkinpup Poultry Princess

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    [​IMG] Glad to have you here! Yes, go get a couple more hens [​IMG]
     
  10. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

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