Hi! I'm not new, just haven't been on in awhile...

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by PattiS72, Feb 22, 2015.

  1. PattiS72

    PattiS72 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a different flock of chickens this time. I thought I would post some pics (there's a lot of them!) In this coop, there are 8 chickens--supposed to be 2 roos and 6 hens, but think there is 1 roo and 7 hens. My hubby built the nest house and the open area. The greenish/blue pvc tube is the waterer, the long white one is the feeder.[​IMG]
    These two pics are of my Bearded lady.
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    These two pics are of the same chicken, not sure what breed it is.
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    These two pics are of the one I call Oreo.
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    These three pics are of all of them (I think..one might have been behind me)
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    This pic is of the first 3 nest boxes--they sit in them. I MIGHT have found one egg in one.
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    This pic is of 3 of the boxes they use all the time.
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    This blurry one is of 3 boxes they don't use.
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    This one is of the last 3 boxes they do use.
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  2. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]I'm glad you joined our community.

    You have some beautiful birds! Good luck with them.
     
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  3. TamiHunter

    TamiHunter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome back to the forum! Great looking birds you have there! [​IMG]
     
  4. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Welcome back to the forums!!

    Love your flock!! So pretty!! [​IMG]

    Great to have you back and enjoy BYC!!
     
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  5. PattiS72

    PattiS72 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you. :)
     
  6. N F C

    N F C dem crazy bones Premium Member

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    Welcome back! Nice photos, thanks for sharing them with us!
     
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  7. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome back to BYC! You have some beautiful chickens. [​IMG]
     
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  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Even if nest boxes are identical hens will usually just use the same few over and over, even waiting in line to do so. Generally 1 nest box to 3 hens is enough because of this practice.
     
  9. PattiS72

    PattiS72 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wasn't sure how many we'd need...originally we had our 4 leghorns with the other 8 (plus we had two leghorns males die--so we had a total of 14 chickens at the beginning) and hubby thought one box for each chicken. I'm not worried about them using them..just didn't think about them sharing boxes. :)
     
  10. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us!
     

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