Hello from Southern IL!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by xOZx, Dec 17, 2009.

  1. xOZx

    xOZx Out Of The Brooder

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    1) Hello all. My wife and I got our first chickens this spring. A friend photographer got chicks to easter photos and gave us 7 of them. As summer wore on, we soon realized that all were ROOSTERS! LOL! Well, we ended up giving all but one to a local 4H member. They were 4 Buff Orps and 3 RIRs. One of the RIRs developed an infection in its "knee/elbow"? We did some surgury once we researched it a bit and got most of the solid and liquid pus out. After several rounds of lancing and antibiotic, it seems to have cleared up, but "Red" is now permantly gimpy. [​IMG] He/she does OK tho.

    Soon after we had just Red, I built a new coop with a 10x10x6 dog kennel and then built a 4x8x8 house...I'll take pics when it warms up. The pen/coop works great. I recently (with the cold weather) put a sliding panel in for the door so at night we can close them in the warm house.

    (2) So now we're back 6 birds. Pretty sure most are hens :0)

    (3) Two silkies, and white (Snowflake) and Blue (Willow). Two Plymouth Rocks (The Twins), a Rhode Island Red (Red), and a Silver Laced Wyandotte (Henrietta). We were getting up to 5 and 6 eggs a day this fall, but with the cold weather it has dropped to 1 or 2...and Willow has gone Broody...typical for silkies as I've read.

    (4) Found this site when were were researching Red's ailment this summer, finally decided to sign up. I need to look into how to get Willow out of the nest box... [​IMG]

    (5) Hobbies? I am an avid outdoorsman, fishing and hunting are my main activities.

    (6) My wife and I have two kids, the love the birds and named them all. We have three dogs, a Rat Terrier, Chihuahua (rescue), and an Italian Greyhound (Rescue), a Russian Tortise named Zuni, and a couple of frogs. With Swim team for the kids, that's plenty to keep us busy! [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Dec 17, 2009
  2. joedie

    joedie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 17, 2009
    SW Indiana
    [​IMG] from your neighbor in Southern Indiana! When mine go broody, I take them out of the nest box and put them in a small dog crate without the flooring, put food and water in and leave them in for 3-4 days. When I take them out they are no longer broody. Its worked every time. My Buff Orps go broody ALOT!
     
  3. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from S. Florida! Its great to have you here with us! Sounds like a nice family going on at your place! [​IMG] Enjoy!
     
  4. wolfie

    wolfie Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    I know you will really enjoy this forum!! [​IMG]
     
  7. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

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  8. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

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  9. ThePamperedPullet

    ThePamperedPullet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to BYC from The Pampered Pullets Farm in North Central Florida
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  10. ilroost

    ilroost Chillin' With My Peeps

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    welcome from central il.
     

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