Hello from Vallejo CA

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Pghelp, Sep 20, 2018.

  1. Pghelp

    Pghelp In the Brooder

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    We're new to backyard chicken raising and have a small flock 3 +1, which includes 2 Barred Rock, 1 RRR who've been together all their lives and an Auracana we are hoping to integrate with the other girls. Looking forward to getting to know people here and I've already found great information in the forums, in the newsletter, and on the website. Thank you!
     
  2. Chick-N-Fun

    Chick-N-Fun Happy Holidays to all my BYC Peeps!

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    Welcome to our FUNomenal Flock! :celebrate Best wishes and have lots of fun with your flock!
     
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  3. FrankieDoodle

    FrankieDoodle Poppy-Dog

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    :frow Welcome to BYC!!! :woot
     
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  4. Melky

    Melky Crowing

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    Welcome! You will love talking chicken here. Put your location in your profile so we know where you are from. Helps with context for information.
     
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  5. BlueBaby

    BlueBaby Crossing the Road

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    Hello, and welcome to BYC!
     
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  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    Thank you for joining us at Backyard Chickens, hope you will enjoy it as much as we do.
     
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  7. FlappyFeathers

    FlappyFeathers Crowing

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    Integrating a single chicken can be very difficult, as you seem to already know. I read one of your other posts about how you have two coops and they eat side by side etc so you're familiar with "see but don't touch" :D but it doesn't seem to be working. Sometimes to find out what works in different situations, you have to experiment a bit. What if you separated the 3, say, and put only one of them in with your araucana? Or if you secluded the biggest bully for a while to possibly change the dynamic of pecking order? Maybe you could try putting the araucana on the roost at night (in the dark) with the other birds.
    Here's a couple articles that may help you find a different perspective/solution:
    Introducing a Single Hen
    Chicken Bully/Chicken Victim
     
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  8. RyderTheChicken

    RyderTheChicken In the Brooder

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    Welcome!
     
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  9. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Quail Hatch TBD

    Welcome to BYC!
    :yesss: We are glad you joined our flock!

    This video will help you learn how to navigate this site:


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    There are a couple of articles below in my signature that are worth the short read.
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  10. Farmer Connie

    Farmer Connie All My Friends Have Hoofs

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