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

  1. Dazz172

    Dazz172 Chirping

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    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 Enabler

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    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 Free Ranging

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    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 Don't lie. Don't cheat your way through life.

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  5. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

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

    FrankieDoodle Crossing the Road

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

    alexa009 Free Ranging

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    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. TheGirlOverThere

    TheGirlOverThere Crowing

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    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] Crowing

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    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
     
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  10. BlueBaby

    BlueBaby Crossing the Road

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    Hello, and welcome! Good luck with your flock!
     
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