Hello from Oregon

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by lilyrose, Oct 9, 2012.

  1. lilyrose

    lilyrose Out Of The Brooder

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    Hey all new friends. Just joined.

    I live in Salem, Oregon. Beautiful fall we are having here in the Willamette Valley. I have six chickens, about 26 weeks and no eggs yet. I am getting ready to try the golf ball and see if I can get them to think more about their duty.

    Each morning I tell them to get busy, but to no avail. I have one hen that loves me and is very vocal and pecks my feet and loves to sit in my lap. The others, not so much.

    I tried giving them a pumpkin this weekend and it was hysterical. Never thought they would love it, but they did. Caused quite a stir in the yard.

    Well thanks for any friendly tips. I am sure I will need them along the way.
     
  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    jbirds2012 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. TurtlePowerTrav

    TurtlePowerTrav T.K.'s Farm

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    Welcome, check out the Oregon thread in Where am I? Where are you? section of the forum. Lots of nice "neighbors" there.
     
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    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and :welcome from Ohio. So glad to have you aboard. Mine love pumpkin and watermelon as well. :thumbsup
     
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  10. Fierlin1182

    Fierlin1182 powered-flight

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    Hi and :welcome

    Yeah, I bet they enjoyed the pumpkin. :lol:
    Watermelon is also a hit, especially when it gets a bit warmer. Chickens like a lot of surprising things.

    Good luck, I hope you start seeing some eggs soon!
    I heard something about perhaps changing the protein level if they're a bit late laying, but then again it really depends on the breed - some are later starters than others.

    I hope you find all the info you need here, and enjoy the site. :D
     

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