Hello from England

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Baggie, Jan 5, 2012.

  1. Baggie

    Baggie Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 4, 2012
    Hello Everyone, I'm a newbie to the world of chickens and joined yesterday. We have Wanda an exquecher leghorn (more like foghorn! very noisey!), 3 Goldline ex battery hens Ginger, Hinge and Bracket, and Fatso who we're not sure if it's an Arthur or a Martha! At the moment they're being buffeted by the winds so they're under the fir tree!
    Wanda laid her first egg 2nd January (major excitement and breaking open of cigars!), the other 3 have stopped laying for the moment and Fatso......well, the season of miracles has now past for that one to lay an egg! Wanda and Fatso along with a cockerel were dumped at the side of a road when they were about 4 weeks so they didn't have a very good start. The cockerel went to a local sanctuary last week as he was very very noisey (another leghorn) and wouldn't leave the hens alone, he's currently wandering around 10 acres like King of the Castle! After putting the 2 silkies they already had in their place! I still feel guilty he was such a character but we have neighbours. The batteries were destined for slaughter as it's now illegal over here, so they haven't had a good start either.
  2. jack bache

    jack bache Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 4, 2011
    [​IMG] from australia
  3. StupidBird

    StupidBird Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 8, 2009
    Welcome to BYC, from an insomniac in Atlanta, Georgia.
  4. OldGuy43

    OldGuy43 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Howdy from Austin, Texas.
  5. Mum

    Mum Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 23, 2011
    Hello Baggy, another Englander here [​IMG]

    Shame you had to rehouse your cockeral, but sounds like he has a wonderful new home. Well done on your liberated ex-batts. There is another England poster, Johnn, who has ex-batts and posts here frequently.
  6. Chic-n-farmer

    Chic-n-farmer Showers of Blessings

    Welcome from Illinois, USA. You are going to love this place! [​IMG]
  7. MSDeb

    MSDeb Chillin' With My Peeps

    Welcome to BackYardChickens and Happy New Year!
  8. ghillie

    ghillie Hen Pecked

    Nov 13, 2008
    Colorado Springs, Co
  9. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer Premium Member

    May 11, 2010
  10. greymane

    greymane Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 2, 2011
    Snyder County, PA

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