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Hello from the Texas Hill Country!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by cooksewwrite, Jan 25, 2015.

  1. cooksewwrite

    cooksewwrite Just Hatched

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    My family and I are getting ready to get Orpingtons in the spring. My mother has them and they are really great, gentle chickens. I think they will be great for us since we have a 3 year old little boy. I've had peacocks in the past and have dealt with some pretty mean male birds and would like to avoid that with roosters at all costs.

    We will be constructing the coop and run pretty soon and I'm pretty excited to get fresh eggs! We love our breakfast in this house, lol!

    Thanks,
    Allie

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  2. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to our flock. My wife and I were both raised in the great state of Texas. Raising chickens is a wonderful experience for children. My granddaughter (pictured in my avatar) loves our chickens, and Orpingtons (we have some in our flock) are a wonderful breed for children; regular lap pets. I resolved the aggression problem with roosters by not having any. We currently have 25 hens and no roosters in our flock, and we get loads of eggs without all the aggression, fights, biting and feather plucking, crowing in the middle of the night, feeding of non-productive mouths, drop off in egg production, and over-breeding and battering of hens that goes along with having roosters. Our hens are stress free and enjoying life without a rooster around. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck with your flock.
     
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  3. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member

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    [​IMG] glad you joined us. Good luck with your new flock.
     
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  4. TwoCrows

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

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    So glad you could join our community!!

    Nothing better than fresh eggs right from under the hen!! And you know what you are eating.

    Enjoy all your poultry adventures and welcome to our flock!
     
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  5. lfoster131

    lfoster131 Out Of The Brooder

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    Welcome to BYC!!
     
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  6. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] I'm glad you joined us!
     
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  7. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]I'm glad you joined us.

    Orpingtons are a wonderful breed that are good layers and very docile. You should really enjoy them, should you decide to get them!
     
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  8. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us!
     
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    Book Em Danno25 Overrun With Chickens

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  10. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
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