Hi from Tasmania

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by d0tski, Sep 19, 2013.

  1. d0tski

    d0tski Out Of The Brooder

    Hi, I'm Bec. I've been lurking here for a while now, and I thought it might be time to say hi. Most of you don't seem too scary :D

    I live in Southern Tasmania on a gorgeous bush block with my two kids (7&9), my partner, 5 hens and 7 chicks. Chicken keeping is new to us, but I think it's safe to say we've all fallen head over heels for our girls. I'm already making plans to acquire a couple of Cochins!

    I'm not sure what breeds the hens or chicks are. I've made guesses from looking at pictures, but maybe you guys can help me out if I post over in the breeds forum later.

    Here's the obligatory chickpic: This is Chickpea. I am particularly smitten with her. She is the size of a football and sits on my lap making soft little boop-boop sounds :)

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    Bec
     
  2. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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  3. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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  4. glendaschicks

    glendaschicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome! I can see why you're smitten with Chickpea, she looks sweet. Good luck.
     
  5. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  7. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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  8. hungnguyen

    hungnguyen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi Bec, Are you glad that you and the chicken survived the winter. Can't wait for the spring weather huh. Watch out that Blue hen is laying soon. Welcome to the site.
     
  9. d0tski

    d0tski Out Of The Brooder

    Hi Hung. We haven't had the chickens for very long, but I was surprised that winter wasn't colder (this is our first in Tassie). I think all this Spring rain is going to be the bigger issue! Chickpea is nearly a year old (I think), and she's given us a few little brown eggs. Is she showing laying behaviour there?

    We're averaging 2 eggs a day from the 5 hens, although one has 3 week old chicks. The hens are one and two years old, and we were told not to expect them to lay much. But they were in cramped conditions with only dirt outside, so I'm confident that with some TLC, they'll do fine. And hopefully I get a few pullets out of the chicks! I'm obsessively watching the few that already have combs :D

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    There's also a little yellow chick with one black wing. Obviously has to be called Lefty ;)
     
  10. Bullitt

    Bullitt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome!

    This may seem like a dumb question, but what is a "bush block"?
     

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