Hi from the UK - New to BYC but 4 years of keeping chickens.

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Salopchuck, May 27, 2012.

  1. Salopchuck

    Salopchuck Hatching

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    Hi
    Love BYC and hearing all about hen antics. The pictures are brilliant!

    I currently have 6 bantams (2 Buff Rocks, 2 Black Orpington and 2 Light Sussex bantams) and I LF Light Sussex who's the boss, of course, and knicknamed "Big Mamma" because of her copious fluffy knickers and ample hips.

    I am going through new 'introductions' and luckily no nasty fights have broken out - just the occasional peck and chasing round the garden.

    I live in a rural part of England surrounded by sheep farmers and love keeping chickens - they all have different characters and fascinate me endlessly.
     
  2. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Welcome to BYC.
     
  3. sumi

    sumi Égalité

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    Hello and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]
     
  4. NoZolbitty

    NoZolbitty Chirping

    [​IMG] Glad to here from you
     
  5. weimarmama

    weimarmama Crowing

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
     
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    Kevin565 Crowing

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  7. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Crowing

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    Hi and :welcome from Ohio. So glad you joined. :thumbsup
     
  8. Fierlin1182

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    Hello and :welcome

    Sounds like you're going to fit in, many folks feel the same way about their chickens. :p
    Funny name for your light sussex... lol :lol:

    Don't hesitate to ask any questions you might have, and enjoy the site. :D
     
  9. Salopchuck

    Salopchuck Hatching

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    Thank you all for your welcome to BYC. I shall no doubt be posting chicken questions, queries from time to time.

    I house my chickens in the newish 'Omlet' eglucube designed by 3 graduate engineers in the UK. Because it is made of mouded plastic it makes cleaning a lot easier and practically eliminates the dreaded red mite, although I am never complacent about that pest.

    The next thing for me to look out for is broodiness and I have a 'sin bin' on standby for that purpose. It is a dog crate raised up on bricks in a shady part of the garden where my broody hens are confined (with food and water) for up to 3 days and nights to break the broody cycle. It never fails to work!
     

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