Hello from Bama

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by AlaTexorida, Sep 15, 2012.

  1. AlaTexorida

    AlaTexorida Chirping

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    Hey All,

    Grew up with chickens.. but that has been a few blue moons ago. Now, I am a single father and have three kids of my own and we've started into it. So far we have a young pair of each of these:
    Lavender Orpingtons (Just started laying)
    Rosecomb Rhode Island Reds (not yet laying)
    Silver Seabrights (should start laying in December/January)

    I've been stalking the BYC forums for the last few months.. decided I would join and introduce myself.


    Best Wishes,
    Joseph
     

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  10. AlaTexorida

    AlaTexorida Chirping

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    Hey,

    I'm in Houston County.. so not too far away. Thank you, I had not yet discovered the Alabama thread. I will check it out. Right now I'm looking to find a high quality pure bred Black Orp hen to use to improve my Lavenders. The pair I have are wonderful, they are quiet, very sweet, and a sight to behold. You can still see the muffs on the hen from the Araucanas used to get the Lavender genes. I'd like to breed that out in time and hope to have a lot more by this time next year. My hen has only laid 2 eggs since she started about a week and a half to two weeks ago. I was hoping that she would lay a lot more but I think the neighbors cat is scaring them. I've got it so the cat can't get in but several times I've went out to check on them and the cat was sitting next to the cage looking them over. I'm very happy that I went with the small mesh wiring with the really small squares all the way around and have it so it would be difficult for something to dig into the pen.. however, I think the cat's visits have got my hen upset and that's why she isn't laying. That's the only thing I can figure that would be causing her sudden stop in laying after laying two eggs.

    I'll see you around on here. :)
     

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