I Just Doubled My Flock

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by PolarBear, Sep 12, 2009.

  1. PolarBear

    PolarBear Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 30, 2009
    I don't know if this is the right place for this or not, but it's the closest thing I saw. When I woke up this morning I had 6 hens and 1 rooster. I just got back from buying 6 of the sweetest, most beautiful Rhode Island Red hens that I have ever seen. I had to drive about 2 1/2 hours each way to get them and it was dark when I got back so they're roosting now. I won't be able to see how they interact with the other birds until tomorrow, but I am so excited.
  2. mylittlezoo

    mylittlezoo Poppy Creek Farm

    Mar 16, 2009
    Congrats!! This is just the beginning for you.... a year ago, I had 6 birds. Now I have 56......
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  3. Amethyste

    Amethyste For Love of Boo...

    dont forget to quarantine!! very important so you dont get your existing flock sick!

    Grats on the RIR.... i love that breed [​IMG]
  4. Big C

    Big C J & C Farms

    Dec 15, 2008
    Vernon Texas
    You should really keep the new isolated from your existing flock for up to 30 days. The new will not have the same antibodies that your existing flock has and could introduce disease to your existing.
    Hope all goes well.
  5. fldiver97

    fldiver97 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 5, 2009
    Middleton, WI
    [​IMG] congrats on your new birds!!! I am hoping to get a RIR or two on Monday...
  6. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

    Jul 9, 2009
    Northern CA
    My Coop
    Congrats! I love my RIR.
  7. chickenlittle32

    chickenlittle32 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 19, 2009
    Rayne Louisiana
    Congrats! [​IMG] I love my RIR fluffy butts...

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