Hi chicken lovers

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by larryjm21, Aug 15, 2013.

  1. larryjm21

    larryjm21 New Egg

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    My name is Larry and my wife and I started raising chickens in June of 2012. We started with a menagerie of Road Island Reds, New Hampshire Reds, White Leghorns, a D"Eccl, and 2 Bantam Cochin's (which ended up being roosters). My daughter decided that was not enough for us and gave us 2 Silver Wyondotte and 2 Barred Rocks in September.

    I do free range them from when I get up to dark, they almost always find there way home. We live on a half acre by Bremerton, Washington with the yard fully fenced.

    Believe it or not, those little roosters can fertilize the big hens, we just hatched 2 D'Uccles and what appears to be a baby barred rock. At the time we had just brought home 8 orpington eggs so I guess Princess (our D'Uccle) was jealous and insisted on having some of her own. (She kept trying to kick the New Hampshire out of the nesting box so she could have all the eggs). So we let her keep 2 of her little eggs and a brown egg she grabbed and let her sit on them. All hatched which was so cool. The orpington eggs only hatched 3 but they are the cutest chicks running around with their "mother". We ended up with a white, blue and black so it couldn't have come out ant better.

    Anyway, I will try to post every few days and I do try to read as many feeds as I can.
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Hi, Larry, welcome to BYC.
     
  3. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined us!
     
  4. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, Larry, and [​IMG]! Happy you joined us! All the best to you and your birds!
     
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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  6. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you joined us! [​IMG]
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  8. chicfriendly5

    chicfriendly5 Out Of The Brooder

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    Welcome to BYC.
    Congrats on your new additions. We started our first flock this spring. Would love to see pics
     
  9. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC!
     

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