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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by flogging mollie, Mar 9, 2014.

  1. flogging mollie

    flogging mollie New Egg

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    I started raising chickens about 2 years ago, went up and down with totals, getting some, seeing I had several roosters, and butchering..I was down to 6 hens, my girls, for about a year....just recently got 14 new kids, some young, some up to 2-3 yrs old...I knew there were 4 roosters out of the 14...planned on butchering two maybe, and keeping some to maybe hatch some chicks this spring...never done it...so no idea there...after a week or so realized I actually had 6 roosters...two were just too young to tell by looks, but they were crowing and gettin on my hens, and fighting eachother...sooo 6 roosters is waaaay too many for me...I love how beautiful they are but that's about it.....so we mjust butchered 3, and I kept the 3 biggest ones for mt girls...sooooo now I have 17 chickens, 14 hens and 3 roosters...got a coop we built a few years ago, with the old metal boxes in there..two sets of 6...and an outside area for them all fenced and topmfencedmtoo to prevent them flying out or anything getting in...I do let them out to go all overmalmost every day....we live on 8 1/2 acres in the woods on a mountain...they love scratching for bugs in the leaves...I could go on and on..
     
  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  3. BlessedCountry6

    BlessedCountry6 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hello and Welcome!! Sounds like you have a lot of experience with chickens! [​IMG]
     
  4. flogging mollie

    flogging mollie New Egg

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    Haha not really im learning every day!! Guess I know more than someone who never has! ;)
     
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  5. BlessedCountry6

    BlessedCountry6 Chillin' With My Peeps

    lol true. There is always more to learn!!
     
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  6. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Good luck in all your poultry adventures and welcome to BYC!
     
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  7. Mehjr10

    Mehjr10 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to BYC from West TN ! You have to watch out for that good ole Chicken Math !
     
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  9. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
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  10. flogging mollie

    flogging mollie New Egg

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    Thanks everyone im excited to be a part of the group!
     

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