Hi from San Diego!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by chickspea, Mar 31, 2015.

  1. chickspea

    chickspea Out Of The Brooder

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    We are new to having a larger flock, and brave (stupid? :D) enough to get a bunch of day old, straight run chicks (the breeder didn't sell some of the breeds only straight run).
    We enjoy every minute so far, they are growing, getting feathered and friendly, and yah, some are turning into cockerels :).

    We have so far two OE, two GCM, one BO, two Lemon Cuckoo Orpingtons, four Lavender Ameraucanas, one Black Australorp, one Silver Laces Wyandotte, one French Black Copper Maran, one Salmon Faverolle..
    Keeping fingers crossed to have as many hens as possible, and a nice bunch of various colors of eggs :).
     
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  2. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided join our flock. You will definitely have a colorful egg basket. In my personal opinion, the chocolate eggs of the Marans are the prettiest in the chicken world. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck in getting those eggs.
     
  3. chickspea

    chickspea Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you for the warm welcome! I hope not all the Marans will be cockerels then.. :)

    If you have any suggestions how make our little Havanese doggie less interested in eating the chicks :) that would be very much appreciated :).

    As for the chicks, so far we have mainly questions regarding their gender :), one GCM and the SPW seem to be cockerels.
    Unfortunately they are the favorites, too, so there will be a fight about how many cockerels we can keep, if we can keep any in the neighborhood.. *Sigh*

    We will surely have some other questions as they grow..
     
  4. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    You're welcome. Unfortunately dogs and chickens typically don't mix well. We get lots of letters from new members who are shocked because their seemingly benign dog (even small ones like chihuahuas) suddenly and unexpectedly chased and killed their chickens. And once a dog has killed a chicken, it's virtually impossible to break them from doing it again. Dogs just naturally seem to view chickens either as prey, or as chew toys. I would strongly recommend keeping your Havanese and your chickens separated by putting one or the other of them (or both) in some kind of enclosure. Good luck with your flock.
     
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  6. chickspea

    chickspea Out Of The Brooder

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    Uhh, ohh... Thanks again for the welcoming words and the advice..

    Our doggie bit two hens from our last very small flock (short lived, thx to raccoons and the heat form last summer), and since she goes totally crazy when she sees a chick.. She almost caught one GCM today in from of my nose..

    Well, I will just have to keep them totally separated then :(...
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  8. chicchic25

    chicchic25 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome! We are new to BYC too! Love all of the great advice and links people give. It's amazing how nice and helpful everyone is. [​IMG]
     
  9. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Hello, and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]I'm glad you joined our community.
     
  10. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] I'm glad you joined our "flock!"

    It sounds like you have a lovely flock, with some beautiful breeds!
     

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