Hello from the PNW!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by catelb, Mar 7, 2013.

  1. catelb

    catelb Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi all,

    Been enjoying poking around this site for some time and have loved all of the good information, awesome humor, and chicken camaraderie. Thank you!

    We have six lady hen friends (Amerucana, Barred Rock, Buff Orpington, Rhode Island Red, Gold Laced Wyandotte, and a Dominique) and a surprise rooster (Cuckoo Maran), all hatched September 7th (ish) of 2012. They spent the winter in a very large cardboard box in our tiny house (never again), and are all happily outside in their awesome coop my partner designed and built. The gang spends their days 'free ranging' around our backyard, basking in the ever elusive Seattle sunshine, wading in the 'tiny stream' that runs through our yard, and 'hunting' for worms in the garden.

    Just last week our Buff Orpington laid her first egg! You would have thought she won a Nobel Prize the way we celebrated that small egg. Its been about a week and she is continuing to lay an egg a day (give or take a few days). We are anxiously waiting for our other lady hen friends to catch on to how cool it is to lay eggs.

    Anyways, I think that is enough for now. Excited to join you all!

    Peace,
    Cate
     
  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  3. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Welcome to BYC from California wine country in the Western Sierra Foothills.

    I have a Buff Orp and a Barred Rock hatched Sept. 25, 2012 - they both started laying a week ago, as well. They are the newest members of my laying flock, except they don't spend the night in the main coop; they come into the house at night. The weather was horrible from the time they were 6 weeks old until just recently and the nights are much colder than the night time temps in the room where they lived in their brooder. I was afraid the shock would harm them. :oops:

    Anyway, I thought 20 weeks was pretty early for a BO, so it surprised me when they both started laying. Dang - they need to learn there are nest boxes in the coop! Although it's sorta cute finding an egg in the linen basket, or the dog's bed!
     
  4. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined us!
     
  5. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, Cate, and [​IMG]! Great to have you in our community and congrats on that first egg! Good luck to you and have fun!
     
  6. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  7. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and :welcome from Ohio. So glad to have you aboard. Congrats on the first egg. :drool
     
  8. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!! [​IMG] Glad you joined us!! [​IMG]
     
  9. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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  10. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Hi, Cate, welcome to BYC.
     

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