Hello from Indiana

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Schultz, Aug 5, 2008.

  1. Schultz

    Schultz CluckN'Crow Farm

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    Hello Everyone,
    I am new to the forum and sort of new to chickens. I raised them about 17 years ago but stopped until my husband and myself rescued some from Craigslist a few months ago. All was going well until we had a racoon kill 2 of the 6 we had. We solved that problem, sort of. Well my girls have been doing great, laying everyday and yesterday I met a man with what I think are Old English Bantams. I bought 7 (6 female and 1 male) and they are about a month old. What I am hoping to find out is if I can keep the "Old English" with the other chickens which I believe are "Shaver" chickens. I would like to have them all in the same coop but I am afraid the bigger chickens will peck the little ones. Any advise?
     
  2. crtrlovr

    crtrlovr Still chillin' with my peeps

    Hi Schultz from another Schultz! Welcome to BYC. I don't have the answers you need, but there are LOTS of knowledgeable people on here who will be happy to help you out. Good luck!
     
  3. Schultz

    Schultz CluckN'Crow Farm

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    Hello Schultz and thanks for the welcome!! I hope this forum is as nice as it seems [​IMG]
     
  4. HidingInTheHenHouse

    HidingInTheHenHouse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm from Indianapolis too!! Which side of town are you on? Are you keeping chickens legally or under the radar like me?

    Sarah
     
  5. Schultz

    Schultz CluckN'Crow Farm

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    I am legally in on the south side of Indy but it's also considered West Newton. I live on 4 acres and my neighbors are great so there has been no disturbance issues. But, yes I am flying under the radar!!!
    Kat
     
  6. Carole AM

    Carole AM Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi there. I've had OEGBs in with my standards. Sometimes they fight, but the OEGBs just fly higher!
     
  7. Schultz

    Schultz CluckN'Crow Farm

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    Thanks for the info, Carole, but my husband decided to seperate them due to the unexpected discovery made today...here's what I posted in the ID section...
    Ok, my husband and I did a little more research and figured out that the bottom chickens are some kind of Asil chicken. The photos I found, which look exactly like my chicks parents, were found on a cock fighting website Now looking back at the conversation with the man who sold them to me; he had too many females, look at how stong the dad is and how big his legs and spurs are; geez I guess I am now the proud owner of what could potentially be fighting chickens. Not that I would ever think of such nonsense but guess I was the naive one; I just thought they were pretty! So does anyone here have Asil or Aseel chickens??
     
  8. Linda in San Diego

    Linda in San Diego Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome Schultz! I too am a Schultz - I married into the name. Looks like we have a small Schultz group here LOL.

    Enjoy your chickens!
     
  9. Schultz

    Schultz CluckN'Crow Farm

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    I too married into the name but Schultz's are great people!! Thanks!
     
  10. sarah

    sarah Out Of The Brooder

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    Schultz from Indianapolis

    ...and others from Indy. The city statute is (last I checked) that there is no limit on chickens in the city limits, all of Marion County. You may live in a neighborhood with regulations, but keeping chickens in the city is fine. We live in the near east side in a small urban lot and have 5 hens, no roos ('cause that would be mean to our neighbors).

    You don't really have to fly under the radar, unless you are selling eggs or meat, or in large-scale breeding. Backyard chickens in the city are fine. [​IMG]

    Welcome to the flock!
     

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