Inherited old funny hens

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by RenJean, May 15, 2019.

  1. RenJean

    RenJean In the Brooder

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    1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens?
    I’m new to chickens. Just inherited 19 laying hens with the property I rent. Just moved in about 2 weeks ago.

    (2) How many chickens do you have right now?
    19

    (3) What breeds do you have?
    Buff Orpingtons, Barred Rocks, RI Reds

    (4) What are your favorite aspects of raising backyard chickens?
    Interacting with them. They all have different personalities and are fun to watch. And of course, the eggs.

    (5) What are some of your other hobbies?
    Enjoying the outdoors, walking, researching, building and painting furniture.

    (6) Tell us about your family, your other pets, your occupation, or anything else you'd like to share.
    I have three young kids, ages 6, 4, and 2. No other pets. The 19 hens I have are 4 years old and older. They still lay eggs but thinking of starting anew with 10 baby chicks in a month or two.

    (7) Bonus: How did you find BYC, how long have you known about BYC, and what made you finally join our awesome community? :D

    Found byc through the Facebook group.
     
  2. DobieLover

    DobieLover Easily distracted by chickens

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    Hello and welcome to BYC! :frow Glad you joined.
    Did the former tenants have the chickens and you took them?
     
  3. RenJean

    RenJean In the Brooder

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    The former resident was my husband’s grandfather who bought and cared for the chickens. He moved into a nursing home out of state 2 years ago and his son (my father-in-law) and my brother-in-law took care of them until we moved in. Now they are ours to do as we please . We are renting the property from my father-in-law who owns in. Sorry, long explanation
     
  4. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

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    Welcome to BYC.
    :frow
     
  5. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

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    Welcome to BYC. Good luck with your present flock and any flock expansion.
     
  6. 007Sean

    007Sean Pheasant Whisperer

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    Howdy :frow and Welcome to Backyard Chickens.

    Happy :ya to have you here with us. Enjoy your time here at BYC!

    Thanks for joining our community! :celebrate
     
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  7. Chick-N-Fun

    Chick-N-Fun Almy Acres Farm

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    Welcome to our FUNomenal Flock! :celebrate
     
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  8. CarpCharacin

    CarpCharacin Cyprinus carpio

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    Welcome to BYC! We're glad you decided to join our wonderful community! :welcome
     
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  9. ClucksAndCombs

    ClucksAndCombs Free Ranging

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    Welcome to BYC!:frow

    Feel free to ask questions, there are so many wonderful and knowledgeable people who will answer them :)

    Good luck with your new flock and future new additions!
     
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  10. Leahs Coop

    Leahs Coop Crowing

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    Hello,:frow and a warm welcome to Backyard Chickens! It's great to have you here with us and I hope you enjoy it here as much as we all do!
     
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