Hello from Wild and Wonderful WV

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Chick-n-itis, Oct 3, 2011.

  1. Chick-n-itis

    Chick-n-itis Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 3, 2011
    The Mountains of WV
    Wow, I'm so glad to finally start posting. My name is Tara and we are new to chickens and love every minute of it. I have been doing alot of reading and alot of learning. Right now we currently have 10 hens, 1 rooster, and 21 babies. We have Light Brahmas, Red Sex-Links, RIR, New Hampshire Reds, Banties and a pretty good mix of 6wk. olds including Welsummers, GLW, BPR, Australorp, EE, Golden Lakenvelder, PPR, SCM, and more RIR and Sex-Links. Our 10 hens started laying in mid July at 16wks. We are getting about 8 or 9 eggs a day and they are delicious. Unfortunately, in July we lost 1 rooster and 4 hens to neighboring dogs so I ordered 21 chicks from MPC. I will definitely order from them again. They had great customer service. Our rooster we have now also got hurt by the dogs too and we nursed him back to good health. You would never know he was injured except for his purple butt from the medicine. The best thing that came out of the attack was when he(Lucky) starting crowing again. We also built a bigger pen for everybody to be happy.....Sorry if my post is too long..... although I could go on and on.
  2. greymane

    greymane Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 2, 2011
    Snyder County, PA
    [​IMG] from the Finger Lakes of New York. Sorry for your lossees, but best of luck with the new chickens!

  3. SilkieBantams

    SilkieBantams Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 23, 2011
    Houston, TX
    [​IMG] from Texas
  4. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Welcome to BYC.
  5. kidcody

    kidcody Overrun With Chickens

    [​IMG] [​IMG] from WA. glad you joined us [​IMG] [​IMG]
  6. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle


  7. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Hi from Kansas, Tara and [​IMG]. Happy to have you aboard! Wow! [​IMG] You really have a great selection of hens there! I'm jealous! Best of luck with your birds and those delicious eggs!! [​IMG]
  8. OldGuy43

    OldGuy43 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Welcome Chick-n-itis. I too lost hens to a neighbors dog. Clipped wings, better fencing and the judicious use of a pellet gun on the dog solved my problem, but than there is a leash or penned law here. The pellet gun may not be a good idea for everyone. [​IMG]
  9. NewHopePoultry

    NewHopePoultry Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 9, 2007
    [​IMG] from Missouri [​IMG]
  10. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

    Jun 4, 2010
    My Coop
    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us.

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