Hi chicken lovers

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Pepurr, Dec 19, 2011.

  1. Pepurr

    Pepurr Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi from New Mexico,

    I haven't been into raising chickens for very long. Started this past summer. Right now I have 7 chickens. Red has been around the longest. Red was raised by me from a chick. He is very friendly, and looks to me for support. Red was king of the yard until Big Red showed up. Big Red was already a full grown rooster when I got him, and quickly laid down the law when he was released into the yard. When I am out side and Red needs to get away from Big Red, he comes perch on my shoulder.

    Last week I was given 5 chickens. Four hens, and a big fat rooster. The rooster was so fat he could hardly walk. When Big Red seen fat rooster, he wasn't pleased. I thought they would figure out their pecking order, so I went in the house to watch a movie. Later I went back out only to find that Big Red had killed fat rooster. [​IMG]

    Now Big Red has claimed the 4 new hens, and they all hang together. Red and a brahma hen I call Little Britches hang out together, apart from the others. It's funny! Big Red will put Red in his place, but allows him to live. Even allows Red to have a hen. Then again couldn't tolerate fat rooster to live. Maybe Red stays alive because he can run fast. I don't know. It is chicken society, and chicken rules. [​IMG]

    Anyway, I really like my new hobby. I enjoy watching their antics, and enjoy all the fresh eggs too. I get about 20 eggs a week. It will be cool when spring comes. I will let them hatch out eggs then, and have a ton of chicks. [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Edit: 2 Road Island Red Roosters, 1 Brahma Hen, 1 Plymouth Rock Hen, 3 Ameraucana.
     
    Last edited: Dec 19, 2011
  2. greymane

    greymane Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] from the Finger Lakes of New York! Very happy to have you aboard!

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  3. silkymom1986

    silkymom1986 The Silkie Villa

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    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from North MS!!! Yes chickens are wonderful animals, I could watch them all day when the weather is nice enough to sit outside, lol. Glad you joined us chicken lovers!! [​IMG]
     
  4. kidcody

    kidcody Overrun With Chickens

    [​IMG] [​IMG] from Washington State glad you joined us!
    Your chickens sounds like they give you lots of entertainment, like mine!
     
  5. CheerioLounge

    CheerioLounge Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] from Twentynine Palms in the California high desert! You'll find BYC folks are very friendly, knowledgeable and always eager to help! Enjoy!

    Warning: BYC can become seriously addicting!! [​IMG]
     
  6. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan [​IMG] Ain't chickens great?
     
  7. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  8. eggboy

    eggboy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome! Too bad about your fat rooster, sometimes that happens.
     
  9. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Welcome to BYC.
     
  10. dadsdeercamp

    dadsdeercamp Say goodnight gracie

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    Hi hello and [​IMG] from MN.
     

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