Hello from Texas!!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by MaryH, Dec 11, 2014.

  1. MaryH

    MaryH Just Hatched

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    New member from Livingston, TX, just north of Houston. Have been utilizing this site for a year and thought I should sign up. Love the info it's provided, it's really helps a lot. I started with 6 chicks and got up to 80-90. I'm down to 50 now. All of them have names and personalities. I have bantums, amaricaunas, silkies, houdans, RI reds, coronation Sussex, golden and black sexlink, and mixes that I don't know. I have learned so much and love those little birds. The losses came from a snake problem, stray dogs, and then some were broilers and culled.
    I have a question, a new issue. My Houdans are afraid of the coronation Sussex roo, he's large and heavy, they are medium and light, and they are missing feathers on their back. They roost in the tack room now instead of the attached hen house, like they used to. I used to think it was mites, which I've treated, but now I'm thinking more towards mating. Any suggestions? The girls are pooping all over the tack room. And the huddle in the highest corner. Do people make a second chicken house for large birds and seperate them? Or just pen them up? Mine are free range mostly- the silkies stay penned. Thanks.
     
  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Sounds like they are scared of this roo. If he is too big for them, he can damage or mortally wound them. So you should probably separate the roo from the hens. If you are not interested in chicks or fertile eggs, you don't need a rooster. The hens are much better off mentally and physically without a rooster around. And give your hens a good once over to make sure they have no puncture wounds under the wings or sides from his spurs.

    Good luck with your flock and welcome to ours!
     
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  3. cityfarmer12

    cityfarmer12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome To BYC!!! We are glad to have you.

    You have quite a flock...chicken can get addicting [​IMG]
     
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  4. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Welcome to BYC [​IMG]
     
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  5. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC![​IMG]We're glad to have you.
     
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  6. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.
     
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  7. ChickyChickens

    ChickyChickens Chickening Around

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    Welcome to BYC!!! The members here are great!!! This is the BEST CHICKEN KEEPING FORUM ON EARTH!!!!

    Hope you have fun and if you need anything we are here to help!!
     
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  8. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!
     
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  9. cityfarmer12

    cityfarmer12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    2x on best chicken keeping forum on earth! :)
     
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  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Glad you joined the flock
     
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