Hi from Aloha, OR

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by brshooter, Nov 28, 2012.

  1. brshooter

    brshooter Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi everyone. There's a new flock in Aloha these days. We have picked up 6 girls. We had no idea how much fun they would be. I had chickens 40 years ago when I was a kid, but I don't remember them being this entertaining and with so much personality. They are great for my wife. Gini is disabled and visually impaired. She has cortical blindness from a stroke she suffered during surgery a few years ago. She sees enough to have lots of fun with the girls and sits outside with them for hours. I'm between jobs now so I get to spend some time with them as well.

    The three older girls (36 weeks) just started laying about 6 weeks ago. We were getting 2-3 eggs a day from the three girls, but that has dropped to 1-2 eggs a day. They have light for about 14 hours a day, but it must be a winter slow down. Not sure if I should expect eggs from the 3 younger girls (27 weeks) this winter or not. The eggs are just a bonus anyway. Between the coop and fencing, we could have bought eggs for life. We just figured that the first dozen cost $1000.00 and the rest are paid for :)) The joy they bring to my wife is worth it.

    This site has been a wealth of knowledge. Thank you all so much for sharing.


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  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] Your chickens are beautiful! I'm glad to hear they bring you and your wife so much joy. They really are amazing little creatures.
     
  3. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    [​IMG] Wonderful assortment of hens!
     
  4. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan [​IMG]
     
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    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  6. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, brshooter, and [​IMG]! Great to have you in our flock! First of all, let me say what beautiful birds you have - they look happy and so healthy! Secondly, I wish you and your wife well! Good luck to you!
     
  7. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us. Beautiful pictures of your birds!
     
  8. brshooter

    brshooter Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the welcome everyone :))

    Bill
     

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