Hi yall

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by AD01, May 18, 2019.

  1. AD01

    AD01 In the Brooder

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    Hi, I'm kinda new on here, I have grown up looking after chickens for most of my life, I am no expert though, we bought chickens as pets, no, I do not live in the countryside, I live in a suburb and I have quite a spacious garden. We started off with three chickens and after they all passed away we decided to buy more so we bought 7 hens and we had one rooster. I always wanted them to breed and once they started they just didn't stop after that. at some point we had about 60 but gradually they decreased, either it was the cat next door or they decided to adventure and went missing. we currently have about 15 chickens left, the oldest is 12 years old, the last of the 7 hens that we bought. things are going swell and im so happy to be here because it would be amazing to learn more about them to keep my babies healthy and happy and to be able to give them a high standard of living.
     
  2. Shadrach

    Shadrach Roosterist

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    Hello AD01.
    Welcome to BYC.
    You must have done something right to have a 12 year old chicken. What breed is he/she?
     
  3. AD01

    AD01 In the Brooder

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    She's a bantam :), and thanks...
     
  4. Shadrach

    Shadrach Roosterist

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    My eldest bantam had to be killed due to reproductive problems a shot while ago. She was at least 9 years old and I and her tribe miss her.
     
  5. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

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    Welcome to BYC. You must have very good neighbors.
     
  6. AD01

    AD01 In the Brooder

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    aww mahn, im so sorry, yes you tend to get attached to them, especially when you know them for a very long time...
     
  7. AD01

    AD01 In the Brooder

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    Thanks, yes I am so thankful that my neighbors don't have problem with them making a noise or wandering the street sometimes
     
  8. Camellia

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    wow 12 years old? that's amazing, I had one hen that lived 10 years(we got her when she was 6)! Welcome! We're glad to have you :ya
     
  9. Chick-N-Fun

    Chick-N-Fun Almy Acres Farm

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    Welcome to our FUNomenal Flock! :celebrate
     
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