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

  1. smiley78

    smiley78 In the Brooder

    Jul 11, 2016
    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

    Aug 16, 2014
    Yorkshire, UK
    My Coop
    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 Crowing

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Greetings from Kansas, smiley78, and :welcome. Great to,have you in our flock. Enjoy your hens!
  4. smiley78

    smiley78 In the Brooder

    Jul 11, 2016
    Thank you!
  5. smiley78

    smiley78 In the Brooder

    Jul 11, 2016
    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.

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    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 LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO.

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)

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