Hi chicken lovers

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

  1. Pepurr

    Pepurr Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 19, 2011
    Bernalillo, NM
    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

    Jun 2, 2011
    Snyder County, PA
    [​IMG] from the Finger Lakes of New York! Very happy to have you aboard!

  3. silkymom1986

    silkymom1986 The Silkie Villa

    Sep 28, 2011
    Byhalia, MS
    [​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

    Apr 10, 2011
    California High Desert
    [​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

    Mar 26, 2011
    Upper Peninsula Michigan
    hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan [​IMG] Ain't chickens great?
  7. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Dec 22, 2009
  8. eggboy

    eggboy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 23, 2010
    Welcome! Too bad about your fat rooster, sometimes that happens.
  9. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Welcome to BYC.
  10. dadsdeercamp

    dadsdeercamp Say goodnight gracie

    Sep 24, 2010
    Mora MN.
    Hi hello and [​IMG] from MN.

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