Hello from Colorado! First week with my new hens great so far!!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by law3500, Oct 14, 2014.

  1. law3500

    law3500 New Egg

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    Hello,

    Brent here, my family and I just acquired 6 pullets, 4 Red Star, 1 Buff Orp, 1 Wyandotte. 2 of the Red Stars are currently laying and we are just waiting for the other 4 to catch up.. We have a nice locally built 4'x8' coop and I fenced about 300 Square feet of run for them.. This site has been great for answering my first time chicken questions...
     
  2. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member

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    So glad you joined us.
     
  3. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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  4. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!

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  5. iwiw60

    iwiw60 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome! Have you started winterizing your coop and run yet for the winter months?
     
  6. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC, Brent. Glad you decided to join our flock. Red Star is one of a number of labels under which some hatcheries (like Murray McMurray) market their Red Sex Links, which are produced by crossing a red gene rooster with a silver gene hen. The resulting offspring can be sexed by color at hatching (male chicks are whitish, females are reddish). But no matter which label they are marketed under, Red Sex Links are egg laying machines, outlaying either parent breed. It's one of the interesting quirks of hybridization. I've raised Red Sex Links for years, and along with my Black Sex Links (Black Stars), they have been my best layers, regularly churning out over 300 eggs per hen per year. 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.
     
  7. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

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  8. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
  9. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you. If you have any questions, feel free to ask!
     
  10. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    I also live in colorado!:)
     

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