Hi I an a new member!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by karenearls, Nov 21, 2014.

  1. karenearls

    karenearls New Egg

    Nov 21, 2014
    Hello everyone!

    My name is Karen and I live in SW Ohio. I have 12 laying hens, 9 Golden Comets and 3 Americanna hens. Also there are some bantams...they are how I got started. I wanted a puppy because our 17 yr. old pit bull was going downhill fast. My husband brought me Old English Silver Duckwing Game Birds...5 of them. I lost one the 1st week but the others lived in the basement for almost a year...they got carried out every morning into a covered dog kennel. They are still spoiled even tho they have a barn now. So in total currently there are 6 old English Game Birds and 8 Millie Fleur Bearded & Booted D'Unccle Bantams..."Millies). All my birds have names, a few even know them, they will ride as long as you carry will carry them ( one of the Millie roos wants to be a parrot when he grows up), and Hershey will give kisses.

    Any way, I have a horrible habit of picking up feathers, lots and lots of feathers......anyone want some? They are all pretty clean, dropped feathers but not sorted in any way. 6 of the Millies are roos and 2 of the Duckwings. I'd just want you to cover the cost of postage/packaging. The feathers are in gallon freezer bags but not stuffed full.

    I'd appreciate any feedback or advice anyone could give. Thank you!
  2. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Welcome to BYC.
  3. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop
    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    LOL..I am a feather collector too. Not so much chickens, but I have enough Crow and Raven feathers to put together an entire flock of Corvids. Ha!

    It is fun to spoil your babies. I do it too. They love it so much and appreciate all the love.

    Enjoy your lovely flock and welcome to ours!
  4. cityfarmer12

    cityfarmer12 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 18, 2014
  5. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 24, 2013
    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!
  6. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 24, 2013
    Welcome to BYC![​IMG] We're glad to have you.
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  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Glad you joined the flock
  8. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

    May 14, 2014
    Welcome to BYC! Glad you decided to join our flock. You have a nice, mixed flock. Golden Comet is one of a number of labels under which some hatcheries market their Red Sex Links, which are produced by crossing a red gene rooster with a silver gene hen. Not only can the resulting offspring be sexed by color at hatching (male chicks are whitish, female chicks are reddish), but they are egg laying machines, outlaying either parent breed. It's one of the interesting quirks of hybridization. I've raised Red Sex Links (including those sold under the Golden Comet label) for years and they have been, along with my Black Sex Links, my best layers, consistently churning out more than 300 eggs per hen per year. You will get loads of eggs from those 9 ladies. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck with your flock.
  9. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member Project Manager

    Jan 10, 2013
    [​IMG] Glad you joined us.
  10. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

    Apr 23, 2014
    At our lodge
    My Coop

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