Hello from Southern IL!

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

  1. xOZx

    xOZx Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 17, 2009
    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

    Mar 2, 2009
    Fort Worth
    [​IMG] From TX [​IMG]
  5. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

    Jan 12, 2007
    Land of Lincoln
  6. [​IMG] and [​IMG]

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

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

    May 13, 2008
  8. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

    Jul 24, 2009
  9. ThePamperedPullet

    ThePamperedPullet Chillin' With My Peeps

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

    ilroost Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 14, 2007
    weldon il.
    welcome from central il.

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