Hello from Kansas

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by farmlady1, Aug 26, 2014.

  1. farmlady1

    farmlady1 Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 22, 2014
    Randolph, KS
    I joined this site a few days ago, however, I have been busy with one of my gals who had egg yolk peritonitis. She died on Saturday night and she was not the first to do so. My hubby and I have been raising chickens for 4 years now and he likes the white leghorns the best, while I like them all. We have one Plymouth Barred Rock that mades a sound like a goose. We are not sure if it is one of her warning calls or if it just her voice as she is only 4 months old. We like watching the chickens and getting to know that personalities. Until the chicks went through moult last year we had so many eggs that the local Breadbasket volunteers got to know us very well. After moult, they didn't lay so much so we added to the flock in the spring. Now the young ones are starting to lay and I know that soon we will be running over with eggs again. And that is okay, as our local farmer's market staff has asked us to join them on the weekend.
  2. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

    Feb 24, 2009
    Strasburg Ohio
    Hello from Ohio! I'm very sorry to hear about your loss. But glad to see you're enjoying the chickens and eggs!
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  3. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

    Feb 18, 2011
    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! Sorry about the loss of your hens :hugs hope the rest of your flock starts laying well and you get lots of eggs!
  4. farmlady1

    farmlady1 Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 22, 2014
    Randolph, KS
    Lots of eggs will happen. We have learned to dehydrate eggs and we take those when we go camping, so we don't have to worry about keeping the eggs cold or breaking them.
  5. 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]

    So sorry about your hen and the peritonitis. [​IMG] It is never easy to lose them.

    I have some 4 month old Plymouth Barred Rocks that are honking like geese. LOL So I would say your girl is ok. The voices should start to sound more like a hens voice after they start laying.

    Enjoy all your adventures with your flock and welcome to ours!
  6. farmlady1

    farmlady1 Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 22, 2014
    Randolph, KS
    Thank you for the "Welcomes" everyone. I wish I could have captured on video the look on my 3 year old orange tabby when she heard the chicken honk. It was one of pure surprise.
  7. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 24, 2013
    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you. If you have any questions, feel free to ask!

    Sorry for the loss of your bird. Hopefully the others stay healthy and happy!
  8. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 24, 2013
    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!

    Feel free to ask lots of questions! We're all here to help. [​IMG]

    I'm sorry for the loss of your hen. Good luck with the rest of the flock!
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  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.

    Sorry about your hen![​IMG]
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  10. arkansas55

    arkansas55 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 23, 2014
    hello and welcome to our flock,so sorry about your loss[​IMG]
    1 person likes this.

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