Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Janhen1, Aug 28, 2013.

  1. Janhen1

    Janhen1 New Egg

    Aug 24, 2013
    Hi everyone

    I am new to this sort of website but I am chicken crazy. I can't get enough of them. I live in Windsor Berkshire England and keep chickens and ducks. I keep ducks by accident, my daughter who has learning difficulties bid at auction for them when I was busy buying other birds. I tried to stop her bid but the auctioneer thought I was bidding too. By the time I made it clear I did not want the birds I was scolded by the auctioneer and got bad looks from the rest of the auction. So we came home with two ducks!! They have been with us for three years now.
    The other day I put some apples in the run for my hens to peck at. They were a bit hard and one of my bantams was having trouble getting into an apple. My rooster pecked bits off the apple and flicked it onto the floor at her feet for her to eat. ( I have never owned a rooster before so I was fascinated and amazed to see this) I love watching my chickens going about their business and watching their behaviour is to interesting and relaxing. My friends think I am nuts because I chat about them and tell my friends what they have been up but no one understands me as they don't keep chickens. I also keep Quail and they are so sweet and easy to keep and the eggs are so nutritious and make a great gift when visiting friends.
  2. SA Farm

    SA Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 11, 2013
    Ontario, Canada
    [​IMG] Don't worry, chicken chat is required here!
  3. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Welcome to BYC from California wine country in the Western Sierra Foothils. :frow We also require pictures. Hint, hint. ;) A good rooster WiLL "tid-bit" his ladies with treats. Wait until yours tries to offer you some goodie! Do NOT accept it, no matter how adorable you think the behavior is! That makes you one of "his" hens, and you don't want him thinking that. Aren't ducks the happiest creatures?!?!? They're always smiling. (Really - look at their bills.) They demonstrate sheer joy of living, don't they!

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Sep 27, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! Glad you joined us! [​IMG]
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    [​IMG] sounds like you have a good rooster there.
  6. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Welcome to this community of like minded people.
  7. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Greetings from Kansas and [​IMG]! Pleased to have you in our flock!! Good luck and best wishes!
  8. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 8, 2012
    Northern California
    Welcome to BYC!

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