Hoosier Hens (and a rooster)

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by AnnaPi, Jul 31, 2014.

  1. AnnaPi

    AnnaPi In the Brooder

    Jul 29, 2014
    Northeastern Indiana
    Hello from Indiana! Last summer I had just moved back to the US from Germany when my dad asked me if I could take care of a chick for him while he went on vacation. The chick had hatched under a turkey (something of a mystery) but the turkey hen didn't want anything to do with it. I fell in love! "It" ended up being a "he" a few months later. When I moved to a farm house last spring, my dad gave me a couple hens from his flock to keep my rooster company. Last night I got two more chicks from him (my dad) that hatched under some ducks under his barn but were then rejected - my dad's farm is pretty free-range, as you've probably guessed. I'm still learning a LOT about chickens, but I found this site and figured I use it so much I might as well make a profile here!

    When I'm not obsessively checking to make sure my rooster hasn't wandered off to torment the neighbors and my broody hen hasn't eaten my new chicks, I enjoy reading, taking care of my cats (three in the house, five in the barn) and cooking.

    Edit: Obviously I don't know what sex the chicks will be ... crossing my fingers they're female ... or at least not both male!
    Last edited: Jul 31, 2014
  2. Alright [​IMG] great to have you joining the BYC flock [​IMG]

    BYC has a very useful learning center [​IMG]

    Germany sounds like you had some fun but you should have seen it after the wall came down wow fun time well take it easy and enjoy yourself back in the land of the door knob and thank you for your Service ..... [​IMG]
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  3. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons

    Apr 23, 2014
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.
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  4. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging

    Feb 18, 2011
    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
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  5. liz9910

    liz9910 Crowing

    Apr 8, 2012
    Northern California
    Welcome to BYC!
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  6. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Crowing

    May 14, 2014
    Welcome to BYC! Glad you decided to join our flock. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. I hope you chicks turn out to be female. Good luck.
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  7. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. .....

    Mar 9, 2014
    My Coop
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  8. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Bird is the Word

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

    Nofowlplay Songster

    Dec 29, 2013
    In the backyard
    May all your chickens be hens!
    Enjoy BYC! :jumpy
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  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Welcome to BYC. I worry more about all your cats - please keep an eye on them.

    As to chickens hatching under ducks or geese or turkeys or anything. Females tend to steal eggs from nests and add them to their own. Or sometimes a person will stick other eggs under any type of poultry so they don't have to bother with an incubator. I'm guessing in some circumstances the surrogate mother decides those aren't her kids and doesn't want them.
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