Hello from Tennessee!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by The Chicken Man, Apr 27, 2009.

  1. The Chicken Man

    The Chicken Man Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello There!

    I am a new flock owner from Chattanooga, TN. Our little farm is situated on two acres of land, with lots of room for grazing chickens. [​IMG]

    I have always loved chickens, and had been planning on them for about 2 years before I finally took the plunge and purchased these little chicks from the local feed store:

    1 Golden Comet Sex Link (sexed pullet) - 4 weeks
    1 Amberlink Sex Link (sexed pullet) - 4 weeks
    1 Spotted Sussex (sexed pullet) - 3 weeks
    1 Buff Orpington (sexed pullet) - 3 weeks
    1 Aracauna/Amer./Easter Egger (Passed away two weeks ago - broke my heart!) [​IMG]
    2 RIRs (sexed pullet) - 2 weeks
    1 Light Brahma (supposed to be a sexed pullet - but I'm pretty sure he is turning out to be a Roo.....) - 2 weeks
    1 Barred Rock (sexed pullet) - 1 week


    I created a large brooder out of a cut down mattress box, with the usual feeder, waterer, and heat lamp. The chicks have been doing extremely well, and what with the 90 degree weather we have been having down here, I let them out about every other day for half an hour in the shade to graze in the grass.

    The coop is nearing completion, its dimensions are 4'x8'x6'. It will have a large (8'x8') run, and we are planning on building a chicken tractor to pasture them in.

    The picture in this post is of the coop a while back, say a week or two. I will post updated pictures soon.

    Does it sound like everything I am doing is all right? If anyone has any opinions, feel free to share them. Also - does anyone have any experience with Light Brahma roosters? I'm afraid I might have purchased one of those dreaded "males for warmth" chicks. Are they kind with the hens, and would they hurt any of the breeds I own?


    Thanks in advance,
    Isaac


    My Sex links at 2 days of age:
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    Buff Orp, Sussex, and Easter Egger, newly arrived:
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    More of the Sex links:
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    The Coop (second day of construction):
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    My sweet little Golden Comet:
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    The poor little EE:
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    Amberlink in foreground, SS and BR behind, LB w/ eyes closed next to RIR, followed by BO:
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    Blurry Photo (My apologies):
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  2. NewHopePoultry

    NewHopePoultry Overrun With Chickens

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  3. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

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  4. purelypoultry

    purelypoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nice to meet you sir. Ive never heard of an amber link before. Interesting little chickens.
     
  5. The Chicken Man

    The Chicken Man Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Thank you, purelypoultry! I'd never heard of them before, either. Here is a link to a hatchery that carries them (I believe my local feed store orders from them). I think they're a kind of Sex Link.

    http://www.mthealthy.com/product/AMBER-sr

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  6. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    an Amber Link is a sexlink chicken like Golden Comets or Red Stars. Welcome Isaac! I'm about an hour and a half from you in Fannin County, GA. [​IMG]
     
  7. The Chicken Man

    The Chicken Man Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello there speckledhen! It's nice to see that there are people nearby that are also into chickens! Have you been enjoying the same kind of weather as we have had over here lately?
     
  8. peepsnbunnies

    peepsnbunnies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome from Florida!!

    Lisa [​IMG]
     
  9. The Chicken Man

    The Chicken Man Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you, everyone, for the kind welcome! I'm looking forward to my time on BYC. Does anyone have experience with LB Roosters? I suppose I might start a separate thread for that.

    Many Thanks!
     
  10. purelypoultry

    purelypoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Our Light Brahmas are great birds. Something to watch for is not to feed them too much corn. Otherwise the roosters get yellowing in their rooster tails.
     

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