Hello from the Chesapeake Bay

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by BaySideChickens, Jan 21, 2014.

  1. BaySideChickens

    BaySideChickens New Egg

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    Hello all,
    I am new to back yard chicken raising. Long story short I was thrust into this when my fiance( who is an animal control officer) rescued 14 Hens that were being used for bait in cock fighting. Deplorable. anywho instead of letting these ladies be put down we decided to dive in. It has been about a week and they are coming around.....even got greeted at the gate las evening! We gave 7 to a friend who already had 2 and we kept 6. in my exitement i built a coop capable of 10-12 LOL . I thought this would be no fun but I have found im addicted to watching the hens and le4arning what they like .....apparently dry meal worms cracked corn and whistling softly makes them happy. I am hoping to learn more and maybe aquire a few more hens in time . They like to hang out while i split firewood too.
     
  2. hatcherkid777

    hatcherkid777 Out Of The Brooder

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    welcome to BYC this is a great community for new chicken owners and veterans alike have any questions just ask them on the forum! could you post some pics wish those chickens my love
     
  3. JDchicks

    JDchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to BYC!

    Great that you took in some rescue chickens. They can be addicting once you starting hatching some. Try thawed peas, mine go crazy for them.
     
  4. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC!
     
  5. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you.
     
  6. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!
     
  7. TwoCrows

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

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    Congrats on the rescue hens! What a kind heart you have. Chickens can be very rewarding and affectionate. Good luck with your new flock!
     
  8. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! How nice of you to help those poor hens.
     
  9. Nofowlplay

    Nofowlplay Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In the backyard
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