Hello from Northern Illinois!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Sarahbelles, Feb 20, 2014.

  1. Sarahbelles

    Sarahbelles Out Of The Brooder

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    I have visited this site often since we first got chickens in 2013. Our girls are now nearly a year old and doing well. We have two RIR, one EE, one Buff Orpington, and one Black Australorp. The reds pick on the Orpington and the Australorp something awful. We are thinking of finding a new home for them.
     
  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    That may be best, I've never had any experience with them but have heard they are very bossy
     
  3. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Make sure you are providing them with enough room. Chickens love to pick on each other when they are cramped in. You can always use pinless peepers on the aggressive birds. I have a hen that needs to wear these occasionally as she is sometimes overly aggressive with the other hens.

    Good luck and enjoy BYC!
     
  4. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

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  5. Peep-Chicken

    Peep-Chicken Overrun With Chickens

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  6. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! X2 on the Pinless Peepers for aggressive birds you want to keep.
     
  7. Sarahbelles

    Sarahbelles Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you all for the warm welcome! I will research the peepers to see if that is the route we want to go. Thanks for the tips!
     
  8. 1876 Farm

    1876 Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    I always found my RIRs quite bossy and would pick on the others...thus I no longer have RIR in my flock.
     
  9. Sarahbelles

    Sarahbelles Out Of The Brooder

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    Yesterday I drove both my RIR out to their new home in Indiana. They now have several roosters and other hens to integrate with. All reports are that they are doing fine, and the remaining chickens are much happier now. Our next batch will not include any RIR!
     

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