Just introducing myself...and my flock!

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Quail_Antwerp, Aug 16, 2008.

  1. Quail_Antwerp

    Quail_Antwerp [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG]Mrs

    Aug 16, 2008
    Well I just "stumbled" *cough cough* on this forum as I eagerly typed the words "chicken forums" into my search engine so I could find like minded people to jabber about my chickens with LOL

    I have probably close to 100 birds, if not more, on my property. I started with chickens last year, but tragically lost my entire flock to human predators...that's right, they stole 20 of my 24 chickens...while we were asleep. This time around I have put locks on my coop doors!

    My flock consists of several different breeds...I have 9 buff orpington hens and one rooster....I have nine speckled sussex hens and 2 roosters... 4 light braham hens.....a few ameracaunas, 3 hens and 1 roo I believe...3 rhode island reds....then I have a Phoenix Roo and two younger hens raising up to pair him with....7 blue silkies, not sure on their sexes yet....a pair of Quail Antwerps, Named Robert and Fran (My favorite breed!), 1 Mille Fleur (my other favorite!) roo named Cricket (he sounded like a cricket chirping when he started to crow).....5 Buff Brahma Bantams....One Gold Sebright Hen, her name is Whistler.....and one mixed breed bantam roo, who's parents are both owned by my mother. His mom was an old english game bantam, and his dad is a Silver Spangled Hamburg. We named this guy Road Runner because none of us can catch him....and the one time I did catch him I made the mistake of holding him to close to my face and he bit me on my lip.

    I also have 5 young blue laced red wyandottes. Three of them are hens and two roos. They are quite beautiful, but only about 3 months old right now. And 3 silver laced Wyandottes around the same age.

    AND I am currently fostering my mom's flock of laying hens, and there are about 20 of them. There was a problem with my stepdad, who doesn't understand chicken love, so for the time being, I am foster mom to her flock of layers.

    On top of that, my husband is raising Broad Breasted Bronze Turkeys, I am also raising two Royal Palm Turkeys, and I have 1 black runner duck, a buff duck, and 1 white and 1 brown chinese geese. Add in five kids and 7 acres LOL

    I joined this forum to see if I can find any help with telling the roos and hens apart in my 5 month old blue silkies, so please excuse me while I go searching for a thread that will help me [​IMG]
  2. asher

    asher Chicken Enabler Extraordinaire

    Jan 26, 2007
    Mountains of NC
    Welcome! :)
  3. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Crowing

    Welcome to the forum! BTW... we like pictures. [​IMG] [​IMG]
  4. Year of the Rooster

    Year of the Rooster Sebright Savvy

    Jun 27, 2008
    West Central Ohio
    [​IMG] You WILL have lots of fun here [​IMG]
  5. vicki2x2

    vicki2x2 Super Chick

    Feb 9, 2008
    Central Michigan
    [​IMG] Welcome to the forum, sounds like you will fit right in here!! [​IMG]
  6. Quail_Antwerp

    Quail_Antwerp [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG]Mrs

    Aug 16, 2008
    Eh well, I don't have pics of all of my flock yet, but I do have some of Robert, my Quail Antwerp roo...and his mate, Fran...course they are only like 3 months old, so no mating going on yet, but I am hoping soon! I am about to go to bed, so I will try to get some pics up tomorrow.

    Oh and I forgot to add that we have 3 ferrets, 3 dogs, and 3 cats and 13 goldfish.

    Thank you for the welcome!
  7. holliewould

    holliewould Songster

    May 15, 2008
    Planet Earth
    Quote:Take your time.

    Hurry up!

  8. mustangruss

    mustangruss Songster

  9. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator

    Apr 21, 2008
    West Michigan
    Welcome to BYC! I have a feeling you'll like what you find around here... [​IMG]
  10. Aisle12Farms

    Aisle12Farms In the Brooder

    May 27, 2008
    [​IMG] I am fairly new to life as a chicken mom...folks on this site are amazing, and generous of spirit and information! Glad to have you join us. [​IMG]

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