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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Charles n Charg, Jan 3, 2014.

  1. Charles n Charg

    Charles n Charg New Egg

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    Just signed up to be a member today, thought I am familiar with BYC. I do a lot of searching on the web for different info on chickens and always ended up on this site at one point or another. So, I figured I would finally just sign up.
    We have 6 australorp hens and 1 cochin rooster. Why a cochin rooster? We've had bad luck with mean roosters so we set out to find a nice one. We found a brother who raises and breeds chickens and asked him if he had a nice rooster. He laughed and said, "I think we all have mean rooster stories." He had a cochin rooster that he guaranteed would be nice. So here we are.
    We've had laying hens for about 6-7 years and started raising broilers 2 years ago. It's nice to be able to provide breakfast (eggs) and supper (broilers) for a growing family.
    Our coop consists of an old shed that has seen better days, but it gets the job done. We are lucky that we live out in the country and have space to add more chickens or other livestock as we grow our little homestead.
     
  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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    [​IMG] to BYC!

    Gotta love those Australorps! They are all I keep.

    Great to have you aboard and enjoy BYC!
     
  3. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC - enjoyed your introductory story. Everyone who has raised chickens has 'bad' rooster stories.
     
  4. glendaschicks

    glendaschicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to BYC! We have an Australorp roo, and he is a beauty. Are your Australorp hens good layers?
     
  5. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

    Alright and [​IMG] about time you took the leap [​IMG]


    Now you can join in with every one [​IMG]






    gander007 [​IMG]
     
  6. Charles n Charg

    Charles n Charg New Egg

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    They had been until they went into molt. Haven't seen good egg production from them since. Their first winter they laid pretty much right through winter, but not this winter. I just changed the light from a CFL to a halogen, hopefully that helps.[​IMG]
     
  7. cluckcluckgirl

    cluckcluckgirl Queen of the Coop Premium Member

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    [​IMG] Australorps are great and I hear Cochins are too.
     
  8. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  10. petrel

    petrel Chats with Chickens

    Welcome to BYC
     

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