Hello! Here's my little poultry family

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by lmpeebles, Jan 14, 2015.

  1. lmpeebles

    lmpeebles Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello All!
    I'm new to BYC and to chicken keeping. I have 13 chickens and 3 ducks, all nine weeks old this very day. I don't know their gender or breed, and it's a good thing they're new to life otherwise they'd probably tell me I'm doing A LOT of stuff wrong. But I've managed to keep them alive this far!

    My plan is just to enjoy the little darlings. Eggs are an expected plus, and since I expect I'll have more roosters than I can keep for a happy flock, I anticipate having to cull a few. I am not gonna lie, that will be hard, but I definitely believe that if you are going to eat meat, you should be willing to do the killing (at least once!)

    So as to not get too attached I've only named the ducks (Bubbles, Perry, and Toupe'e), and a few of the chickens (Lady, Peeta, Foghorn, and Polka).

    -L

    [​IMG](Bubbles - he's a messy eater)
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    [​IMG] (Toupee)

    [​IMG] (Peeta is the black one on the right)

    [​IMG] (Lady)
     
  2. HighStreetCoop

    HighStreetCoop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to BYC! Culling is def hard, but it has to be done for the good of the hens.
     
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  3. ChookRanger

    ChookRanger Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello and welcome. Very pretty birds!
     
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  4. Book Em Danno25

    Book Em Danno25 Overrun With Chickens

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    Beautiful birds you got there!!
     
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  5. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    What a cute little flock! Yes it is never easy to cull out roosters and all. But for the good of the flock, sometimes it is necessary.

    Enjoy all your babies and welcome to our flock!
     
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  6. familyfarm1

    familyfarm1 Overrun With Chickens

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  7. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    I love your flock![​IMG]
     
  8. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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

    You really have a lovely little "family"!
     
  9. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] We're glad you joined us!

    You have a beautiful flock!
     
  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Peeta ! Do I sense a Hunger Games fan?
     

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