Hello. :)

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Necklace, Dec 4, 2014.

  1. Necklace

    Necklace Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 4, 2014
    I live in Tampa, Florida and I got my first baby chick's about a year ago. I got them more for the joy of having them then the eggs but the eggs are a good bonus.. :) I started out with 6 chick's at about a week old.. They all got up to about 6 months of age and I gave up two of them to my Aunt who had lost 4 of her chickens .. plus the two I gave her were a bit mean so it worked out good. One of my chick's turned out to be a rooster.. we were calling it Chipette but now it is just Chip.. He is a red rock rooster and he is huge now double the size of my hens... who are more like turkeys.. they eat to good. My Rooster is sweet though and he looks after his girls very well.. He has only been violent one time with one of my daughters he pecked at her foot a few times and broke the skin but I am preaty sure she did something to tick him off.
    My user name "necklace" was the name of another baby chick that my youngest daughter named.. she was a Naked-neck chicken and she was such a sweet baby.. she ended up hanging herself on a bunggie cord that I had hung there water container on to keep it off of the floor.. I had seen other coops like that and thought it would be ok but I was wrong.. I don't use those in there cage any longer..:( so we had 2 hens and a rooster left when I bought two more adult naked-neck chickens from the same breeder... one is red colored *ruby* and one is dark grey *diamond* .. they are such smart birds.. Ruby took over the flock preaty quick and was aggressive to my other hens for a bit..
    well 4 hens and a rooster just did not seem like enough .. Chip the rooster was stressing out the hens with all the hanky-panky :/ so I got 6 more chick's.. kept them separate till they were about 4 months old then started mixing the two groups.. there was some conflict at first mostly with ruby but they are all getting along good now.. we lost one of the Americana babies.. not sure what happened to her she just did not come home one night and she never returned.. :( The rest have just started laying there eggs so now Chip has others hens to run after so he does not stress out just one ..
    Well that is my long winded story about my chickens.. :/
  2. familyfarm1

    familyfarm1 Overrun With Chickens

    Jun 9, 2013
    Northern Virginia
    So glad you joined!
  3. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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

    Sounds like you have had quite the adventures with your flock already!

    Enjoy all the adventures with your flock and we do welcome you to ours!
  4. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 24, 2013
    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you. If you have any questions, feel free to ask!

    Good luck with your flock!
  5. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 24, 2013
    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!

    Feel free to ask lots of questions! We're all here to help. [​IMG]
  6. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Welcome to BYC.
  7. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

    Apr 23, 2014
    At our lodge
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.
  8. Americano Blue

    Americano Blue Mush on!

    Apr 14, 2014
    Hello Spring
    My Coop
    Welcome to what i like to call "Chicken Facebook!" (AKA BYC.)
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
  10. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

    May 14, 2014
    Welcome to BYC! Glad you decided to join our flock. I'm sorry about the loss of your Ameraucana. Your chickens have some cute names. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck with your flock.

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