Hello from Belize. :-) *picture heavy*

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by CheekyMare, Oct 22, 2011.

  1. CheekyMare

    CheekyMare Chillin' With My Peeps

    So I've been reading here a lot to get tips on my chickies. I've had chickens for a couple months now, but just hatched out my very first incubator bunch of chicks. I 'm hooked. OMG they're so cute.

    Being that I'm in Belize, there are no PBs unless I buy Hy-Lines or Hubbards. According to Belize Lore local chickens are better at surviving the wilds of Belize backyards. They're a real mixed bunch.

    I have a restaurant and so the chickens get a lot of slops and I supplement with chicken feed instead of the other way round. They are great entertainment and I seem to have gotten some great laying hens in the first bunch.(I've been picking up chickens from locals when I can find someone willing to sell and have gotten 3 different batches) I also have 9 - 12 week old Guinea Keets. I'd like to be able to supply the restaurant with eggs if I can successfully keep that many chickens alive and laying.(we buy up to 12 flats a week in the high season)

    This is my favourite hen


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    one of the roos

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    guineas

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    Bantam Roo

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    one of the Frizzles and a silkie cross

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    They follow me to the gate when I leave.

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    some of my hatch

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  2. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    [​IMG] Loved the photos!
     
  3. heatherindeskies

    heatherindeskies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cute chicks... love the variety of animals you have. Welcome!
     
  4. NovaAman

    NovaAman Overrun With Chickens

    Welcome from Michigan!
     
  5. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    [​IMG] A couple of those chicks look as if they may be from your favorite hen. An entire flock like her would be attractive.
     
  6. kidcody

    kidcody Overrun With Chickens

    [​IMG] [​IMG] from WA. glad you joined us [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  7. NewHopePoultry

    NewHopePoultry Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] from Missouri [​IMG]
     
  8. CheekyMare

    CheekyMare Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Thanks for all the welcomes. [​IMG] I think there are four or five from her actually, she lays an egg a day, but both the (big) roos are also white with splash feathers so we'll have to see. So far, they seem to be great roos. No fighting, and they don't hassle the little Bantam dude.(he's pretty good at staying out of their way and has his own little band of five or so)

    None of the current adults are tame, I bought them as already laying adults, but I'm going to try to get the chicks a little more used to handling. They all come running when the slop wheelbarrow arrives in the morning though.

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    ^ That wasn't really slop, just a watermelon, but you get the idea.

    I'm going to find it agonizing to wait and see what all these different coloured chicks grow up to look like.
     
  9. greymane

    greymane Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] from the Finger Lakes of New York! Great pics. Thank for sharing.

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  10. Barred Babies

    Barred Babies Red Roof Farms

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    Welcome!! [​IMG]
     

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