In MC, MD

Discussion in 'Where am I? Where are you!' started by Sengge, Oct 29, 2013.

  1. Sengge

    Sengge Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Dear Friends

    I am live in Montgmry County. Anyone from MC?

    Take care and bye
     
  2. CristinaB

    CristinaB Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not in Montgomery County, but close... Frederick County.
     
  3. Sengge

    Sengge Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi Cristina B

    Hope your chicken are doing great in the rain, happy Halloween...Do you know anyone selling or swapping chicken...we have a brahma egg layer and 2 year old blue andalusian hybrid and want to swap them for some EEs, Sussex, Amercauna or something else. Cheers
     
  4. CristinaB

    CristinaB Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I will have some speckled sussex to swap in early spring. I am currently raising a gaggle of chicks. not keep the Brahma and just add? Are you limited as to how many hens you can have?
     
  5. Sengge

    Sengge Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well there is no limit to our desires so 9 is as good as 19, but I want to limit to around 4 and I have far more than 4 at the moment. Did you say, you want to add a brahma to your flock?
     
  6. Sengge

    Sengge Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How old are the S-Sussex right now? Do you have any EEs
     
  7. CristinaB

    CristinaB Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The chicks are 2 weeks now, just getting feathers. I have 5 eggers in the group, 15 speckled and 10 silkies. My hope is that I get more easter egg hens than cocks and that I get at least one quality speckled roo in the bunch. I had a roo but he was too aggressive, so I am going to raise one from scratch. The EE I have are going to be Olive eggers. Adding a Brahma would not be an issue for me as I have a good amount of coop space available but I generally prefer to acquire pairs or trios so the hens are not lonely and do not get picked on. I have three fully grown speckled hens but this trio is inseparable as I raised them from chicks very early this year.

    I am somewhat new to having chickens but my flock is growing quickly. We would like to get more hens, thus the chicks we picked up, having Roos is a bit more of a challenge as we have a neighbor that goes insane every time we get one. They seem to think we are required to ask permission to have roos which is not the case. I will have at least one roo, but he had better not get too aggressive, lest he end up in the pot.

    So far I have 3 Speckled, 2 French Copper Marans, 2 Heritage Rhode Island Reds (recovering from being in a home with too many Roos, but looking much much better), and three Guinea. The Speckleds are about the sweetest most curious of my birds although the Reds tend to get into everything!
     
  8. Sengge

    Sengge Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great, what a joy to have these creatures with us. I am also not sure about roo laws in MC. My neighbors are great people and they like chick poop for their plants. We share eggs with them and so mutual benefits. If you don't mind breaking your rules of having pairs, then we can swap one grown speckled Sussex for the brahma. I can share the pic. She is in her youth and laying. I have actually opposite rules, no two hens of same color or kind in the flock. Helps me keep control on myself. That means I have chicks of different breeds and color and all get along pretty well. I have not seen any pecking except the mild one during feeding. ...

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    Here is my blue andalusian mix ready for a swap. She is very flighty and loves to stay in the trees. They are not great with laying eggs but great show birds. She is almost 2 years now. Let me know if someone you talk to might like her. There are people who want to see at chicken like dogs and cats (for companionship and show) than as cows and goats (for consumption)...

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  9. Sengge

    Sengge Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She also has a tuft that makes her look like one with polish strands
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  10. CristinaB

    CristinaB Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What a great hairdo!
     

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