I didn't know how much I'd like chickens

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Turnbullmusic, Mar 11, 2013.

  1. Turnbullmusic

    Turnbullmusic New Egg

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    My son wanted chickens. We live in WV and moved out of the city to the horse and cow farm area of town. I LOVE eggs, so we decided to buy some chickens for our son, who was 14 at the time. We started out with eight hens of different breeds, and then acquired a rooster from the neighbor...didn't know he was a rooster at the time. They were all young chicks. Three have been taken by either hawks or a large racoon we later caught. So now we have five hens. I've learned to really like them. The hens are ok, but I love the personality of our rooster. We call him Stanley. We just recently bought six more pullets, and have added two ducks to the mix. It's so interesting to get on this web site and read about other roosters and hens when we have a questions or problem!
     
  2. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!! [​IMG] Glad you joined us!! [​IMG]
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  4. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad that you are enjoying your flock.
     
  5. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, Turnbullmusic, and [​IMG]! Happy you joined us in the poultry universe! Best of luck to you and your birds!
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    PS check out the predators section for info. on preventing more loses
     
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  7. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined us!
     
  8. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
     
  9. Turnbullmusic

    Turnbullmusic New Egg

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    Thanks, everyone. This is a learning experience. I have a light brahma who went broody and is just about to hatch two eggs. One is hers, and one is from, we think, our Rhode Island Red. The eggs are hatching today, so we're pretty excited, but not sure how she will do with them. I have to say, I've read a lot of posts on here about broody hens and hatching eggs and you all have taught me everything I know so far!
     

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