Hello from Minnesota

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Ogichida, Apr 12, 2009.

  1. Ogichida

    Ogichida New Egg

    Mar 30, 2009
    Hello, I am from Minnesota and this is my first time on this site. I have been raising chickens in the city for over ten years now without a problem. I have been very fortunate to obtain a permit in the Twin Cities.
    Last edited: Apr 14, 2009
  2. patyrdz

    patyrdz The Madd Hatcher

    Feb 26, 2009
    Southern Pines, NC
    Hi! Welcome from North Carolina! [​IMG]
    You have some beautifully colored birds! Are they mean?[​IMG] I have never seen such unique chickens!
  3. Skitz

    Skitz Skitz15k

    Nov 11, 2008
    [​IMG] hi! welcome to BYC [​IMG]
  4. Sissy

    Sissy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 18, 2007
    Sevier county, Tn.
    beautiful birds how do they stand
    up to the cold winters ?
    and Welcome to Byc
  5. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

    Nov 23, 2008
    Madisonville, TN
    [​IMG] from TN
  6. ThreeBoysChicks

    ThreeBoysChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 19, 2007
    Thurmont, MD
    [​IMG] from Thurmont Maryland.

    They are some awesome looking chickens you have there!
  7. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

    Aug 25, 2008
    Hello, [​IMG] from South Carolina!
  8. turney31

    turney31 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 14, 2008
    palestine texas
    [​IMG] From Texas!
  9. VettekLisa

    VettekLisa Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 18, 2008
    Hale, Missouri
    Welcome to the BYC!
  10. Ogichida

    Ogichida New Egg

    Mar 30, 2009
    Thank you for the warm welcome everyone.

    Quote:Depends on what you would consider mean. They are like any other Back yard chicken, they do establish pecking orders and the dominate one will be more aggressive. Roosters can be problematic towards each other in later age because of their high testosterone level.
    These birds are not for any novice breeder, there intelligence are many times mistaken for bad behavior. We understand these birds very well and have maintain flocks with many roosters without any problem. These birds were NEVER bred for commercial use and have been family treasures for many centuries. This contributes greatly to their wonderful personalities and intelligence.
    These are not mean at all towards the caretaker. They love attention and every single bird has its own great personality.
    These hard feather breeds to not do well in cold climate, however, if provided a tight shelter with less temperature fluctuation, the Thais can acclimate and sustain themselves.
    The Shamos and Ko Shamos do not do well at all and I have not had any acclimate to our cold winters. They have always been kept inside.

    Please keep in mind that what I have stated above does not pertain to hatchery stock. In my opinion, once a breed has been ignored of its intelligence and personality traits, and used for mass production, it has become something completely different from its ancestry.

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