Hello from New Zealand

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Orpy, Jan 14, 2013.

  1. Orpy

    Orpy Out Of The Brooder

    Hi everyone [​IMG]

    I noticed as I was searching the internet that Back Yard Chickens seemed the place to be. I have read many useful tips from members of this site [​IMG]

    I've had 6 chooks for about 2 years and have slowly increased that number to 18.
    I am (well 2 of my broody hens are) attempting to hatch 12 eggs - this is the first time I've tried to hatch any eggs, with luck I hope to have my first d'Uccle bantams.

    In my coop right now I have:
    Hens:
    2 Plymouth Rocks
    1 Light Sussex
    1 Coronation Sussex
    2 Shavers
    4 crossbred shavers
    4 Australorps (i'm guessing they are crossbred with some other breed as well)
    1 Black Orpington
    and 1 little white chook that i have no idea what she could be

    Roosters/Cockerels: (at the moment)
    1 Ancona
    1 part Australorpe

    I will happily take on any healthy pullet/hen for their eggs.

    I am currently setting up a few breeding cages to breed 'pure' breeds.

    No doubt I will eventually be bombarding forums with questions [​IMG] as well as reading up on helpful advice.

    Thanks for taking the time to read [​IMG]
     
  2. satay

    satay oz-e-chick

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    :welcome Your flock sound great. Good luck with your new venture of breeding,
     
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  3. Orpy

    Orpy Out Of The Brooder

    Thank you [​IMG]
     
  4. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!!
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    Glad you joined us!!!
     
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  5. willowbranchfarm

    willowbranchfarm Chicken Boots

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    Welcome to BYC!!! :)
     
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  6. Orpy

    Orpy Out Of The Brooder

    The more I look around this site the more breeds of chooks I want [​IMG]

    It's so easy to become addicted to chooks (lol, it didn't take me long) but I know that limiting the amount I have, and will have by the time I've selected my breeding stock, will be better for my entire flock [​IMG] hehe, oh yeah, I'm loving these little moving cartoons [​IMG]
     
  7. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings, Orpy, and [​IMG]! Pleased you joined our flock! Sounds like a great collection of birds! Good luck to you and have fun on BYC!! [​IMG]
     
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  8. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] There are so many amazing breeds to choose from! Make sure you build big coops and runs LOL. And good luck with your hatch!
     
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  9. Carcajou

    Carcajou Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] and best of luck!
     
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  10. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Good luck with your broody hens. I can send more if they are needed. [​IMG] Welcome to BYC.
     
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