Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Dazz172, Nov 10, 2018.

  1. Dazz172

    Dazz172 Chirping

    Nov 6, 2018
    NSW, Australia
    Hi, my name is darren I'm 32 and I have recently purchased 3 young Rhode Island Red chickens, got them at about 21 weeks old atleast that's what the seller said the age was have had them for a few weeks now and they are incredibly friendly, they were quite large wen we got them and they have had their beaks trimmed which I'm a little disappointed with as I thought that was only done in the commercial industry?? And I don't think it needed to be done?? Anyway they have quite a large pen which connects to large run that goes the length of the backyard fence and every after noon I let them out to wander around and peck hehe. Being new to owning chickens I will have a lot of questions for every1 here. Great to meet you all and look forward to chatting
  2. rjohns39

    rjohns39 Addict

    Aug 20, 2015
    Smith County, TN
    Hi Darren and welcome to BYC :frow We're so happy you've decided to join us :ya
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  3. DobieLover

    DobieLover Easily distracted by chickens

    Jul 23, 2018
    Apalachin, NY
    My Coop
    Hello Darren and welcome to BYC! :frow Glad you joined.
    We are here to answer your questions! Have at it.
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  4. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

    Jul 31, 2015
    Houston, TX
    My Coop
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  5. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Good morning, Darren, and welcome to BYC. Good luck with your birds. Have they started laying ?
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  6. FrankieDoodle

    FrankieDoodle Poppy-Dog

    Jul 29, 2017
    :frow Welcome to BYC Darren! :woot I'm glad you decided to join us!
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  7. alexa009

    alexa009 Crossing the Road

    Apr 6, 2017
    My Coop
    Welcome to Backyard Chickens Darren! We are glad you joined the flock!:welcome BYC is a helpful site providing all the information you need to know about poultry! There is always space for more members on the BYC roost!:highfive: Are your Rhode island red pullets laying any eggs yet? They are notable for their high egg production. Hope you enjoy it here as much as we all do!
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  8. ClucksAndCombs

    ClucksAndCombs Free Ranging

    Apr 19, 2018
    New England
    Welcome to BYC, Darren!:frow

    All of us are happy to have you here; we always have enough room on the BYC roost!

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

    Enjoy your time on this amazing site! :woot
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  9. MissChick@dee

    [email protected] ~ Dreaming Of Springtime ~

    Aug 18, 2017
    Caliente Nevada
    Hiya :frow
    Nice to meet you!
    I would guess that your hens came from a battery.
    Mass production of eggs they still practice beak trimming. I think it’s so cruel. One thing I tried with my hens (they’re not trimmed) was to soak their feed!
    Omgosh why didn’t I do this sooner! It was 20 degrees this morning and I wanted to offer something “warm” I soaked the pellets over night zapped it in the microwave. They absolutely loved it.
    You might want to do this for your girls too. I imagine it’s hard to manage with part of their beaks gone.
    Good for you for taking them in. Best wishes
    Nice :welcome
    Last edited: Nov 10, 2018
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  10. BlueBaby

    BlueBaby Crossing the Road

    Mar 21, 2016
    Maricopa, AZ. (near Phoenix)
    Hello, and welcome! Good luck with your flock!
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