Hello Y'all!!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Anbo77, Oct 21, 2015.

  1. Anbo77

    Anbo77 New Egg

    Oct 21, 2015
    I live in South Texas. My daughter gave me 5 Rhode Island Red Bantam hens for Mother's Day last year and it turns out they were 2 hens and 3 roosters. I had the roosters "caponized" as I wanted to keep them all. Charming didn't make it:( I then had Rosie, Pidgey. Andrew, and Patrick. It turns out that the boys were "half-cocked". I now have two young ones; 11 and 10 weeks old (Nugget and Pip). They all live in a 10x10ft pen with a coop in it. They are out and about in the backyard during the day and roost on the coop at night and the pen is closed. Just over a month ago, in the middle of the night, I heard a commotion and it was a possum!! The chickens were on the ground, the chicks were out in the yard (through the hurricane fence) and the possum was hanging on the back wall of the pen!! So, all the chickens were all put into animal carriers and put in the garage until morning when the possum was gone. The possum had squeezed through a space between the ceiling and the wall of the pen. (It couldn't get back out that way though.) Needless to say, there are no spaces now. I love sitting in the backyard and watching my chickens do their chicken things. They love corn, corn chips, mealworm and nuts. I have three wee dogs and they all get along fine. Rosie will peck us though if she thinks we are bothering her babies! Didn't mean to go on so long!!
  2. boskelli1571

    boskelli1571 Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 7, 2011
    Finger Lakes, NY
    Welcome to BYC! Aren't chickens fun - I waste hours a day watching them! [​IMG]
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Glad you joined us at Backyard chickens.
  4. trailrider330

    trailrider330 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 4, 2013
    Midwest America
    Welcome to the BYC flock! We are glad you joined us!

  5. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

    May 14, 2014
    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. Watching chickens is more fun than watching TV. :eek:) If you haven't done so already, definitely check out our Learning Center at https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center. There is lots of useful information there. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Cheers.
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
  7. NickyKnack

    NickyKnack Love is Silkie soft!

    Welcome to BYC and the coop! There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to joined the BYC family.
  8. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

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