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Hello from Lehi, UT!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by davidmmulder, Oct 13, 2014.

  1. davidmmulder

    davidmmulder Hatching

    Oct 13, 2014
    We started our backyard flock in April this year, and we've gotten most of our advice from these forums. I finally got around to signing up!
    We have 5 hens. 4 sex links and 1 leghorn. Our sex links are content to stay in their coop, but the leghorn comes and goes as she pleases (and has a habit of hiding her eggs). We've clipped all their wings, but the leghorn is light enough to still fly over our 2.5 ft fence around the run.
    We recently bought a larger chicken coop with more nesting space, and the leghorn started laying in the coop again (for now).
  2. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing 5 Years

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

    Good luck with your chickens!
  3. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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

    I'm glad your leghorn is laying inside![​IMG] Leghorns are a flighty and independent breed so your's sounds normal!

    Best of luck to you and welcome to our flock!
  4. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing 5 Years

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

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

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member 8 Years

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Maybe she was just protesting, till her accommodations met with her approval.[​IMG]Welcome to backyard chickens
  6. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging Premium Member

    Feb 18, 2011
    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
  7. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Crowing

    May 14, 2014
    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. You have some egg laying machines. Are you sex links Black or Red Sex Links. I've raised both Black and Red Sex Links for years and they have been my best layers, consistently churning out over 300 eggs per hen per year. I had White Leghorns for a while, but I eventually replaced them for just the reasons you mention in your post. They are just too high strung and flighty to suit me. My WLs screamed bloody murder every time I handled them and my children, who liked to make lap pets out of our chickens, hated them. If you decide to get some more white egg layers, I would suggest going with Austra Whites. Hatcheries produce them by crossing Black Australorp roosters with White Leghorn hens. They combine the calm and gentle temperament of the Black Australorp with the excellent white egg laying ability of the White Leghorn. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck with your flock.
  8. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member 7 Years

    Jun 28, 2011
    Rep of Ireland
    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] I used to have a few Leghorns and found them to be a handful, but fantastic egg layers. I will definitely get more in future. I think you should make the run fencing a bit higher, if you want to keep that lady in. 2.5 feet is small change for a determined chicken!
  9. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Bird is the Word Staff Member Premium Member 7 Years

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

    We kept Leghorns when I was younger. They are pretty hyper and skittish. But I am happy to hear yours has started to lay in the new boxes! Maybe she did not like the old accommodations! Ha!

    Enjoy your lovely flock and welcome to ours!
  10. liz9910

    liz9910 Crowing

    Apr 8, 2012
    Northern California

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