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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by RoyalBlue, Oct 1, 2015.

  1. RoyalBlue

    RoyalBlue New Egg

    Oct 1, 2015
    Perth, Western Australia
    Hi all,

    I am a new member here, however I have read browsed the site quite a few times before!

    I am in Perth, Western Australia, and have 5 acres on which I have two horses, two sheep, a dog, a cat and some chickens!

    I have:
    two roosters, I'm not sure what breed they are
    two hyline ex-battery hens (one is getting picked on so she lives in the back yard at the moment)
    one silkie hen
    one silkie/frizzle hen
    one blonde hen, some sort of bantam
    two 6 week old leghorns

    I am also studying to be a veterinarian.

    I am hoping to eventually build a movable coop on the back of a trailer so that I can move the chickens around the property. The coop ideas on here are a great inspiration! As are the brooder ideas, I'm afraid my too little chicks lived in a cardboard box for the first few weeks, then graduated to a larger plastic box when they could get out of that! They are now in a small cage inside the big coop, and are starting to perch. I think they are going to be bigger than most of my hens, they have huge legs, they look like little dinosaurs!

    Anyway, looking forward to getting more ideas from this site!

  2. Jchicken311

    Jchicken311 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 23, 2014
    Hello! [​IMG]
    We are glad you joined us and I am glad you have been enjoying the site![​IMG]
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    G'day and Welcome to Backyard chickens. I think I would have booted the mean hens out to the backyard, rather than the victim. I don't care for bullies. You might be interested in the BYC Aussie thread - "Australia, six states and one funny little island."
  4. RoyalBlue

    RoyalBlue New Egg

    Oct 1, 2015
    Perth, Western Australia

    The big coop is outside the backyard, so being inside the yard is nice and comfy for her. She seems very content and happy, and can eat all she likes without being harassed. It's mainly the roosters who pick on her.

    Thanks for the thread suggestion, I'll check it out!
  5. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

    Dec 12, 2013

    Good luck with your flock!
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
  7. trailrider330

    trailrider330 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 4, 2013
    Midwest America

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