Just a quick intro

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by samouw, Mar 19, 2011.

  1. samouw

    samouw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi everyone;

    Thanks for having such a great resource! I am a newbie at chicken raising and know little or nothing about it. My hubby, an Iowan farm boy, knows more but it looks like I'll be the primary caretaker.

    We just brought home 10 Barred Rocks hens, 6 RIR hens, and 3 RIR roosters - though I think at least one of those roos will be going away.

    I think they are about two weeks old as they have full wing and tail feathers and can fly short distances. They already will come up to me when I put my hand in their box (in my bathroom for now), and eat out of my hand and know my voice. We had to raise the sides of the box as they were flying up to roost on the edges of the box (about 8 inches, now about 18 inches).

    I'm looking forward to learning a lot here!

    Susan
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    Welcome to the forum!

    They should be old enough to go outside at least during the day, unless you live in a very cold climate.

    Lots of info on the forum, a great resource. Check out the search feature -- or just make a thread if you're not finding something.
     
  3. Hillbilly Hen

    Hillbilly Hen Overrun With Chickens

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  4. dkvart1

    dkvart1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. turney31

    turney31 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. hennyannie

    hennyannie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome, That is a great group to start out with. Growing up on the farm I thought that all chickens were RIRs, Barred Rocks, or crosses of the two! LOL
     
  7. turney31

    turney31 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. Louise's Country Closet

    Louise's Country Closet Chillin' With My Peeps

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  9. Desert Rooster

    Desert Rooster El Gallo Del Desierto

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  10. Barred Babies

    Barred Babies Red Roof Farms

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