Howdy from East Texas

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by grumpyhen, Feb 14, 2014.

  1. grumpyhen

    grumpyhen Out Of The Brooder

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    Howdy everyone! I've been snooping around on this site for advice for a while and have finally decided to join in on the madness.

    I have been raising chickens and ducks for about a year now and I am still learning. The first set of six pullets I raised from tractor supply left me with one big rooster and the knowledge that you must use medicated chick starter if you want birds to live... Yeah. :/

    I just ordered some chicken saddles. I have three hens that have been getting a little too much love from their Roo. Any luck with saddles? I know I need more hens (I have four young pullets that are almost big enough to introduce to the flock) and I was looking around to see if any of y'all east Texans would be happy to give a hen or two a good home.

    Just realized I'm rambling so I'm gunna hush up and wait for the hellos. ;)
     
  2. HS Pye

    HS Pye Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi!

    Welcome to BYC! Yup, hen saddles work for us. Glad you joined us!

    HS Pye
     
  3. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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    You might want to check in with your states thread and chat with others in your area if anyone has any hens they would like to share...

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/44/texas

    I have never used hen saddles, but I hear they do work well to keep the rooster from wearing a path on the hens backs. Good luck in finding more birds and enjoy BYC!
     
  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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  5. hungnguyen

    hungnguyen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Howdy from Central TX. Welcome to this website and have a wonderful Valentines
     
  6. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC.
     
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  8. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
  9. grumpyhen

    grumpyhen Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks everyone! I'm beyond excited for the saddles. I had gotten two hens from my grannys church friend and one had already gotten bare back from their rooster. :/ Thanks for the link :) I'm so ready to grow my little flock.
     
  10. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

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