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Hello from San Jose

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by thehughes2, Jul 21, 2015.

  1. thehughes2

    thehughes2 New Egg

    Jul 21, 2015

    I'm a teacher living in downtown San Jose. We currently have two chicken coops at our house to keep our girls happy. Look forward to "meeting" all of you.

    Terri Hughes
  2. boskelli1571

    boskelli1571 Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 7, 2011
    Finger Lakes, NY
    Hello & welcome! [​IMG] Always great to have new peeps. The learning center tab has oodles of info. for old & new alike and if you can't find what you want ask away! As you doubtless already know, fellow 'chickenistas' love to talk chicken [​IMG]
  3. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Hello, Terri, welcome to BYC.
  4. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

    May 14, 2014
    Welcome to BYC, Terri. Glad you decided to join our flock. My family and I are all teachers, although I've been retired now for that past 7 years and just enjoying raising chickens. :eek:) Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck with your flock.
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Nice to meet you Terri, hope you enjoy Backyard chickens as much as we do.
  6. Wineart

    Wineart Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 16, 2015
    San Jose, CA.
    Hi Terri, I'm in SJ too ;-) I live near Valley Fair. I am a newbie. My four girls are 2 mos. By chance are you related to Diane Hughes?
    Last edited: Jul 22, 2015
  7. thehughes2

    thehughes2 New Egg

    Jul 21, 2015

    I live in Naglee Park near SJSU and have a multigenerational flock. I am not related to Diane Hughes, but I know her (unless there is more than one Diane Hughes in the area). My two boys graduated from St. Martin of Tours where she is very active. They then both went through Bellarmine and now one is at Indiana University and the other at Seatle University. I started out with 4 hens which I got for free and had just started laying, and over the years three of them have died. Then when there were only two of them left I added three more adult hens. One ended up being quite a bully and just about destroyed my two old girls so she went back to her original home and I kept the other two who were mellower. Then one of my new girls who was a buff orpington got very broody and we couldn't break her from it. After sitting on an empty nest for over a month we finally gave up and put Trader Joe's fertilized eggs under her. We put 5 eggs under her and two hatched. One ended up being a room and was re homed. Same girl got broody again and we got a dozed, fertilized eggs from Brown's Ranch and put them under her. At the end, we had four chicks and 28 eggs. Her "daughter" from last year kept laying in the nest where she was sitting and the poor girl kept trying to stay on all of them and keep warm. At one point she must have had 32 eggs under her! One of my new chicks has presented as a rooster and is trying to crow. I need to find another home for him soon before the neighbors hate me. Four "generations" of girls hang out in two different coops. Once I get rid of the rooster, I'll have seven girls left.

  8. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
  9. Wineart

    Wineart Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 16, 2015
    San Jose, CA.
    I haven't been on in awhile. Just lost a chicken last night. I have no idea why so I posted the questions. Just wanted to tell you that both my boys graduated from St. Martins of Tour and Bellarmine as well ;o) So, go Bengals and Bells!

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