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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by smiley78, Aug 16, 2016.

  1. smiley78

    smiley78 New Egg

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    I've been a reader of BYC for about 4 years. Last year I was able to pick up six day old chicks over at mypetchicken. The ladies began laying in October.

    I built them their own palace - their coop is 5ft x 7ft by 5ft high with four nesting boxes. They have a 24ft x 8 ft enclosed run as well as free range of a half .4 acre back yard.

    My original flock consists of 1 barred rock named Sophia. 1 RIR named Blanche, 2 Buff Opringtons (Rose and Lucy) and 2 white leghorns - Dorothy and Ethel.

    Lucy went broody this spring so I purchased some fertile eggs from our feed store and hatched out 3 black and gold pullets (I think they are a cross between Americana and RIR), 2 Production Red (what the feed store called them) and 1 RIR rooster - at least I am thinking he's going to be a roo. He's taller, bigger feet and now starting to get a bright red comb and wattles. I also saw the beginnings of the fancy tail feathers. He's quiet so I don't know if he'll last or wind up in the stock pot. My HOA won't allow roosters.

    I grew up on a farm with chickens and very happy to have my girls - and boy if he keeps his peace.
     
  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join the flock! Many of us were lurkers before joining, me included! It sounds like you are having a fantastic time there with your chickens and congrats on your broody hen this year :D Nothing quite beats seeing a hen and her chicks.

    Wishing you the very best of luck fr the future and enjoy your time here on BYC :frow
     
  3. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, smiley78, and :welcome. Great to,have you in our flock. Enjoy your hens!
     
  4. smiley78

    smiley78 New Egg

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    Thank you!
     
  5. smiley78

    smiley78 New Egg

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    Thanks so much! I forgot to mention I'm in the San Antonio TX area.
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Hi Smiley, nice to meet. you. They used to call me Smiley before I got the old age frown lines lol. Glad you joined the flock.
     
  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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

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