Hello - new membewr introduction

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Tam72, Jul 23, 2016.

  1. Tam72

    Tam72 Just Hatched

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    Hi everyone,

    My name is Tammy and I'm from Perth, Western Australia. I have just joined the forum today after every question that I google about chickens seems to bring me to this forum for answers. I am a first time chookie owner. I have wanted chickens for over 10 years since moving to a five acre property. My hubby was always hesitant as he thought the chickens would encourage snakes to come to the property.

    After much persuasion, my clever hubby finally built me a beautiful coop and pen and we purchased our first chickens (around 5-8 weeks old) on 30th April. We have 18 chickens in total. I didn't know I could love them so much. They are certainly addictive!!! (I have to say that even the hubby seems to love them as well - haha). I have spent a lot of time googling for information as this is all new to me and I have so much to learn.

    We had a lot of excitement in our household a week ago as I found our first egg in one of the nesting boxes. The hubby thought we had a fox or snake in the pen as I came running back to the house screaming and yelling in excitement - haha.

    I have a couple of questions that I am hoping there may be someone that can assist me with. We have just discovered that one of our "girls" has grown into a boy. He is a light sussex. I have four chickens that I am trying to work out if they are hens or roos. I will start a thread with some photos when I learn how to do that and see if anyone can help me out. I am also wondering if it is okay to have a light sussex rooster with a caramel pekin or whether there is a good chance that he might hurt her re the size difference. If anybody has any advice it would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks heaps,

    Tam
     
  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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  3. Tam72

    Tam72 Just Hatched

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    Thanks heaps for your help [​IMG]
     
  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    You're most welcome
     
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  6. Tam72

    Tam72 Just Hatched

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    Thank you [​IMG]
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    G'day and welcome to Backyard chickens. Men just don't appreciate how exciting a first egg is. Or the second and third ones, etc.
     
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  8. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Great to have you with us, Tam72. We are a friendly bunch! Best of luck to you!
     
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