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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by SoFluffy, Jun 19, 2011.

  1. SoFluffy

    SoFluffy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi, I'm new here, I'm in Year 7, I live in Australia and my father raised chickens when he was young. I have 2 White Plymouth Rock chicks, 2 Barred Plymouth Rock chicks and a hen that I'm not too sure of which breed it is. I got the chicks in mid-April when they were 2.5 weeks old and now they're really big, in fact they're almost as big as the hen herself. I live in the city and have a big backyard so the chicks and the hen have lots of space to roam around. We have moved the coop further away from our house too before my favourite chick Fluffy starts to crow and possibly annoy the neighbours.

    P.S How do I upload my pics from my desktop folder here?
     
    Last edited: Jun 19, 2011
  2. whiteflare

    whiteflare Out of the blue

    Mar 13, 2011
    Sydney
    Hullo Fluffy! [​IMG]
    Welcome from Australia also! [​IMG]
    I'm a city backyarder [​IMG] We had a coop already in the garden when we bought the house, and the neighbours gave us a bit of background about the previous owners having chickens.
    I think we got our chicks at around the same age, they were still obviously chicks but had little red feathers sprouting out as well [​IMG]

    The cutest thing of all is watching them grow enormous bodies... but they still cheep and have practically non-existant combs!
    Is Fluffy a rooster? You should make sure that's allowed, because in the city here we aren't allowed to have roosters and my neighbours had to send away one of their chicks who grew up to be a boy [​IMG]

    Anyhow, I'm in Year 10, so we're not too far apart. Come hang around Games, jokes and fun, there are a lot of us young 'uns over there [​IMG]
     
  3. Chickencoop1996

    Chickencoop1996 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 28, 2011
    southern nh
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  4. SoFluffy

    SoFluffy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks and yeah, Fluffy's a rooster...thinking of putting it in a soundproof shed or using the blackout effect or something.
     
  5. Born 2 Maul

    Born 2 Maul Out Of The Brooder

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    Welcome from Barnsley, England [​IMG]
     
  6. whiteflare

    whiteflare Out of the blue

    Mar 13, 2011
    Sydney
    Quote:Let's just hope nobody complains. I'm sure the council can't get rid of Fluffy if nobody minds him being there!
     
  7. SoFluffy

    SoFluffy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm also worried that one of my BPRs is a male too as it's aggressive (well it was alot when it was young but now...). It appears that I have many options to deaden the crowing sound in winter but summer, these ideas won't work, especially with my cold-hardy breed [​IMG]
     
  8. Animalian

    Animalian Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 18, 2011
    Australia
    Yay another aussie! You'll like it here [​IMG]
    To add pics the easiest way I find is to make a photobucket account, upload your photos to it, then you can just copy the links it provides for each picture and paste them onto the forum to post pictures. Also handy if your computer ever crashes, you still have your photos!

    It's free, I have one just for my pets [​IMG]
     
  9. broodytood

    broodytood Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 12, 2011
    Swampville, Wa!
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  10. whiteflare

    whiteflare Out of the blue

    Mar 13, 2011
    Sydney
    Quote:Ask around the breeds and genetics or raising chicks parts: there are people who'll be able to help you sex the chicken if you post pictures [​IMG] Personally, I suck at the business, I can't tell the difference [​IMG] One of my pullets was also really aggressive, still a hen [​IMG]
     

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