Hello to all!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by GA Homesteader, Aug 19, 2014.

  1. GA Homesteader

    GA Homesteader In the Brooder

    Aug 17, 2014
    Senoia GA
    Hello everyone! I am so excited to be on this forum! I have already read a wealth of information before I ever joined. You guys rock with your advice! My guy and I adopted two pullets about 3 months ago. I named them Rue (a Rhode Island Red) and Betty (a White Leghorn). They started laying two weeks ago and have become the sweetest girls! They love to follow me around and talk to me while I work outside. My guy decided that he wanted more egg layers so he contacted someone local and we ended up buying 26 two week old chicks. Yes...I said 26! Lol They are now 4.5 weeks old. We bought them straight run so now it's a waiting game to distinguish our pullets from our cockerels. We have Ameraucanas (EE), French Black Copper Marans, Buff Brahmas, and Silver Laced Wyandottes. I know we can't keep the Roos and that breaks my heart. I will try and find them good homes....I promise. My guy on the other hand wants to find them a place on the dinner table. :( I go into their coop and sit in a chair for two hours everyday. It's my quiet time and they are so fun to watch! Two FBCM love to sit on my shoulder and in my lap already....and I think they are Roos :( anyways, I'm now the crazy chicken lady and I'm glad I can share my adventures and questions with my fellow chicken lovers!
  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Bird is the Word

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop
    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Sounds like you are really enjoying your flock! You might want to try chatting in your state thread to see if anyone locally will take your extra roos. You are from Georgia? Here is the link to your state thread...https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/240/georgia-here-too

    After you have 20 posts, you can place an ad in our Buy Sell and Trade section to possibly rehome them there as well...https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/16182/animals-in-need-of-free-re-homing

    Good luck with this. I know how easy it is to get attached to them. I hope you can find them a nice forever home. :)
  3. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Welcome to BYC.
  4. chickisoup

    chickisoup one Blessed chicki


    Glad you decided to join in the fun!!!! Sounds like you are already a very busy Chicki Momma [​IMG]
  5. petrel

    petrel Chats with Chickens

    Hello and Welcome!
  6. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging

    Feb 18, 2011
    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! Sounds like you have a nice flock. Sorry about your extra roos, hope you are able to find them homes.
  7. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Crowing

    May 14, 2014
    Welcome to BYC! Glad you decided to join our flock. We are all crazy over chickens here. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck in re-homing those roosters.
  8. GA Homesteader

    GA Homesteader In the Brooder

    Aug 17, 2014
    Senoia GA
    Thank you everyone for the nice replies! Thank you for the information on buy/sell/trade and state groups. I found Georgia! Maybe I can find someone close to me who will take a few roos! :) I am a busy chicken momma already and I love it! They are so much fun to watch! A chicken is not just a chicken....a chicken is great entertainment and a sweet pet!
  9. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons

    Apr 23, 2014
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.
  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    It would be a good idea to set up a[​IMG]" rooster underground" so if you can discover which are males first, you can secretly move them along to homes before your BF invites them to dinner.

    Welcome to the flock.
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