Hello from Pennsylvania

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Falconechickens, Jul 10, 2016.

  1. Falconechickens

    Falconechickens New Egg

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    Greetings, I am new to this sight but my husband and I have raised BYC for 4 years now , it has been a wonderful experience raising these animals, in fact ours are very spoiled, so much so that when I or my husband goes into their penned in area they come right up to our feet wanting us to pick them each up and give them a hug every morning. We have Rhode island reds. I am hoping to get more information on raising more that are actually a different breed along with the ones we already have and what I need that's recommended as far as roster or goose to help me with strengthening the protection of my hens from predators. We live on a heavy wooded 2 and a half acre property surrounded by Amish farms and fields. Thank you for letting me join.

    Indigo
     
  2. Pyxis

    Pyxis Dark Sider Premium Member

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    :welcome!

    We'd be happy to answer any questions you have :)

    A rooster would be easier to add than geese. Geese (you need at least two) will require a water source they can fully submerge their heads in and preferably something they can swim in, like a pool. They also really benefit from access to fresh grass, which may be a problem if you don't free range.

    A rooster you can add without changing anything, provided you have enough space and enough hens, and after you do a quarantine period, of course :)
     
  3. BuffOrpington88

    BuffOrpington88 Non-Stop

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    Hi and welcome to BYC! Thanks for joining us! [​IMG]
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Very nice to meet you Indigo, hope you enjoy Backyard chickens as much as we do.
     
  5. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - you have some great advice already so I'll just say hello!

    All the best
    CT
     
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  7. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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