Justawildcat

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by justawildcat, Apr 25, 2018.

  1. justawildcat

    justawildcat Just Hatched

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    We are new to raising chickens. We started out with 4 chickens acquired through the purchase of our home. The house came with 4 chickens and 2 Nigerian Dwarf goats. These just blended in with our house menagerie of 3 dogs, 4 parakeets and 1 Greenwing Macaw (aka eternal 3 year old). We have quickly expanded our flock to include 6 Wilco pullets (ok 5 pullets and very likely 1 cockerel). Then...why stop there...we acquired 4 additional hens from a posting on the Wilco community board for hens that need a home stat! We have a mixed lot of hens for sure. We have Ameraucana, Cuckoo Marins, Gold Sex-link, Blue red laced Wyandotte, a Ameraucana/Spotted Sussex mix and a couple we just are not sure about. So far so good, but I do believe we have 2 cockerels in the mix and we are hoping to be able to set our pasture up to accommodate both roosters, even if doing so requires getting more hens. In short, I know I will need some guidance down the road and BackyardChickens.com came highly recommended.
     
  2. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

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    :welcome

    One thing I can see right away...we won't be able to help you with your chicken math problem. We're all encouragers and enablers here and will just tell you to get more :D

    Thanks for joining us, it's nice to have you here!
     
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  3. justawildcat

    justawildcat Just Hatched

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    Love your Avatar! That is my kind of chicken!!!
     
  4. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

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    That's not just any kind of chicken...that's a French Hen! Very rare in my part of Wyoming:lol:
     
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    KikisGirls Reading. Must read more. Premium Member Project Manager

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    Joeschooks Flock Master

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    :welcome There’s so many helpful, knowledgeable folks here and I’m sure you’ll find this site a very useful resource. I hope you enjoy it as much as we all do. :D
     
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    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

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    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

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    Hello and welcome to our community. Please make yourself at home here.
     
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    007Sean Flock Master Premium Member

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    Howdy :frow

    Welcome to Backyard Chickens. Pleased to have you join us!
     
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