Kate and Gary's Happy Hens - new members

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by kandghappyhens, Jul 18, 2016.

  1. kandghappyhens

    kandghappyhens New Egg

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    Hi, everybody! Gary and I played together as kids, went our separate ways, got married, (I) had kids, got divorced, re-met in 2006, fell in love and started raising chickens around 2008. We married in 2011.

    We live in town (275,000 pop.) on a double lot and absolutely love raising chickens! We usually add 4 chicks a year, though this year we added 6. We raise them solely for eggs and claim we have an "old folks home" for hens! Doesn't make fiscal sense, but just can't kill them when they stop laying.
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC. The two of you are living proof that love will find a way. What is meant to be shall be.
     
  3. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  4. kandghappyhens

    kandghappyhens New Egg

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    Thank you! We feel the same way!
     
  5. kandghappyhens

    kandghappyhens New Egg

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    Thank you! I forgot to mention how many hens we have. We currently have 12 full grown and 5 "teenagers". The sixth chick (an Americana) turned out to have a cross-beak and was culled out by the other five chicks, as they all got bigger. At least that's what we assume happened.
    Glad to have found this group!
     
  6. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Sorry about your cross beak! [​IMG] The flock knows when one of their members is sick. In the wild, sick flock members attract predators. So this sort of thing can happen. And in the future, this can also be a warning to you that someone else is sick in the flock if you notice merciless pecking and attacking to another.

    Great to have you aboard! Make yourself at home here and we do welcome you to our roost! :)
     
  7. kandghappyhens

    kandghappyhens New Egg

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    Thank you! I forgot to mention how many hens we have. We currently have 12 full grown and 5 "teenagers". The sixth chick (an Americana) turned out to have a cross-beak and was culled out by the other five chicks, as they all got bigger. At least that's what we assume happened.
    Glad to have found this group!

    Thank You!
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Nice to meet you Kate and Gary. Welcome to the Backyard chickens flock.
     

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