Hello from Hilo, Hawaii - land of feral chickens

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by nubbin, Jun 19, 2011.

  1. nubbin

    nubbin Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi Everyone! We are living on a part of Big Island with lots of feral chickens running about. The feral cats do a pretty good number on the chicks around here and we've always thought about grabbing a few and raising them before the cats take them out. A few months ago we finally did nab a chick and so began our chicken love affair. [​IMG] We rounded out the flock with and easter egger/rir, silke/cochin, and a sliver laced cochin all purchased from a young woman in high school who's having fun breeding chickens on her parents farm. The feral chick turned out to be a roo (while there are ferals running about we can't have one as a pet at our rental), and we had to dispatch him a couple of weeks ago (which we did with aloha).

    The BYC forum has been such a huge help and I'm learning a lot and looking forward to more. I had no idea these birds could all have such different personalities. I'm amazed at how just my small flock is it's own little soap opera...

    Thanks for being here - Aloha
     
  2. Cats Critters

    Cats Critters Completely Indecisive

    [​IMG] I'm glad you found us! [​IMG]
     
  3. the4heathernsmom

    the4heathernsmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome......your addiction has begun lol lol!!! [​IMG]
    [​IMG] Lots of great people and info on here I am sure you will enjoy it!!! Big welcome to ya from Texas here.
     
  4. CarolynF

    CarolynF Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi and Welcome! Love the Big Island, you lucky dog! [​IMG]

    I didn't realize there are feral chickens there, but I definitely saw them on Kauai. By the way, do folks in your area use volcanic gravel for grit? It was a question that came up a while back. When we buy it here it's granite, but it seems to me that volcanic pumice would be good too. Any idea?
     
  5. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Welcome to BYC.
     
  6. Barred Babies

    Barred Babies Red Roof Farms

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Louisiana!
     
  7. renart

    renart Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] from NW Washington State! Glad you made it![​IMG]
     
  8. Desert Rooster

    Desert Rooster El Gallo Del Desierto

    Sep 4, 2010
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    Hello [​IMG] from Hesperia,CA and [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  9. nubbin

    nubbin Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:We have a lot of cinder in our yard and they do pick it up. I haven't supplied them with anything since they seem to be getting what they need from the yard. Thanks for the welcome!
     
  10. CarolynF

    CarolynF Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:We have a lot of cinder in our yard and they do pick it up. I haven't supplied them with anything since they seem to be getting what they need from the yard. Thanks for the welcome!

    Good to know, thanks for the information!
     

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