Hello from Denmark.

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by ringholm, Dec 15, 2014.

  1. ringholm

    ringholm Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 15, 2014
    Hello enthusiasts.
    I am a small flock owner situated in Denmark.

    Hopefully I will graduate as a mechatronics engineer 16-1-2015, so VERY soon!
    And with my background I will probably at one point be building some nerdy stuff, i.e. hatcher, plucker, automatic trap door etc.

    the reason why I bought some chicks in the first place was an attempt to eat healthier (a lot of eggs) and at the same time give the animals better conditions than those poor ******** living in cages..
    And as it turns out, my twin boys and daughter just adores the chicks. Especially my daughter. When I first had a visit from the fox, she was devastated...

    Currently we are having 1 cockerel and 6 ladies, of Silvergrey Sussex. I am still waiting for them to start laying.
    Since we live in a city I hope our neighbours will let os keep the cockerel when he starts crowing. My daughter would love some homemade chickens.
    And in the spring I want to extend my coop and get some Brahma eggs/chickens for my kids as pets (since me and my sons have fur allergy).

    Cheers, and goodmorning :)
  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

    Jun 28, 2011
    Rep of Ireland
    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] I love that.. "homemade chickens". I found sharing some fresh eggs goes a long way to keeping neighbours happy about having a flock next door [​IMG] Enjoy the site!
  3. ringholm

    ringholm Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 15, 2014
    Thanks for the advice shumi.
    I have actually already be considering the same. If my neighbours start complaining I will offer them some eggs ince in a while, plus evt. a cheap chicken for their deep freezer. Plus perhaps some fertilizer they can use for their roses/what else flowers they have (yes, we have some quite old neighbours with quite som pretty flower gardens).
  4. N F C

    N F C home again! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013
    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG] It's great the kids are taking an interest in chickens and all of you are enjoying them. Nice to have you join us!
  5. ringholm

    ringholm Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 15, 2014
    Thanks a lot.
    Yeah, my idea is to learn the kids where (chicken) meat and eggs come from.
    Hopefully it will make them more aware of the world we live in, and how we all have a responsibility for it.
    /*Hippie mode off*/

    And of course for the fun of it!
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  6. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 24, 2013
    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you.

    Good luck with your flock!
  7. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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

    There is such a thing called a "no crow rooster collar". It is a cloth type thing with velcro that is put on the rooster's neck and helps to reduce the volume of the crow. It doesn't hurt the rooster and it doesn't stop the crow. Just makes it quieter. But yes, handing out eggs to the neighbors can also help to make the rooster seem more quiet. LOL

    Enjoy this new journey you are on and welcome to our flock!
  8. ringholm

    ringholm Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 15, 2014
    Hello :)
    I have actually heard of this.
    I don't know, it sounds cruel to me somehow, that he is not able to crow?
  9. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

    Apr 23, 2014
    At our lodge
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.
  10. mattsanity

    mattsanity Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 8, 2014
    Central NH
    Welcome to BYC from another (relatively) newbie! So fun to see people's passion for poultry keeping all over the world on this one site!

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