I never thought I would enjoy having chickens so much!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by murphysmenagerie, Aug 7, 2011.

  1. murphysmenagerie

    murphysmenagerie Hatching

    Aug 7, 2011
    Hi, I am new to this site and have only had chickens since May 2010. I first bought 5 New Hampshire reds and 5 Rhode Island reds to help with the tick and flea 'issues'. Of these I lost 1 New Hampshire and 1 Rhode Island to I think a weasel but the rest are prolific layers and great for the tick/flea/etc population! I don't have a dedicated shelter for them but they actually stayed in the shed literally on the backs of my Alpacas (I have 6) when it got so cold last winter and survived just fine. This year I bought 28 more of different breeds of which I still have 24. I only wanted chickens (female layers as I won't butcher them) but 2 are roosters. Of the 24 I have the colors on some are amazing. 5 are buff orpington crosses? (yellow), 4 are black sex links, 3 are red sex links and the rest are Americaunas / Aracaunas. One of my Americaunas is a rooster who is quite cheeky feathered, with blue/brown/yellow coloring but has no waddles so it seems weird. The other rooster I was told by someone doing fencing for me is probably a Wyandotte who is white/black with a HUGE red crown and double waddles! The remaining chickens have gorgeous coloring. So far I have 3 blue eggs but am not sure who laid them. More info to come and pictures if allowed. Being new I don't want to violate any forum rules [​IMG] Have a great day!

  2. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Crowing

    Mar 28, 2011
    [​IMG] Hello and welcome to BYC! You can post pictures once you reach 10 posts. It's to stop spammers. So sorry for your loss! I don't keep the coop open at night just because of the weasels.
  3. [​IMG] [​IMG] from WA. glad you joined us [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
  4. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer Premium Member

    May 11, 2010
  5. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    [​IMG] from Indiana! I'm envious of your alpacas...always wanted a few. [​IMG]

  6. smarquis86

    smarquis86 Songster

    Apr 17, 2011
    Yakima, WA
    [​IMG] from Yakima, WA
  7. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle


  8. thwoody28

    thwoody28 In the Brooder

    May 11, 2011
    Wedowee, Alabama
    Hello and welcome from Alabama...[​IMG]
  9. Buugette

    Buugette [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG]Cra

    May 26, 2009
    Bucks County, PA

  10. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Welcome to BYC.

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