Lurker turned Member

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by KatenIan, Jan 23, 2015.

  1. KatenIan

    KatenIan New Egg

    Jan 23, 2015
    Hello, My partner and I moved to 3 acres in northern NSW, Australia, 2 years ago, bought 6 chooks to provide us with eggs and have never looked back! We now have 18 girls and at this moment 3 chicks with more hatching overnight hopefully. I have been reading this forum since we got our girls and feel that I now have some experiences to share! We are trying to grow most of our own vege's and fruit, have a few fully grown avocado trees and lots of bananas and the mango's are just ripening. Hopefully will get a few before the fruit bats find them. We started our flock with just the regular laying hens from the local poultry farm (6 Isa Browns, then 6 white ones then 6 black ones - all crossbred laying hens I think) but have raised a few Barnevelders and other crossbred chooks - whatever comes out of the fertilised eggs we get from a lady nearby. We don't have a rooster as I value my sleep and have close neighbours so when one of the chooks goes broody we get a dozen fertilised eggs, pop them under and see what happens! Hope to be able to post some info on our experiences to help others starting out. Kate and Ian
  2. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

    May 14, 2014
    G'day, and welcome to BYC, Kate and Ian. Glad you decided to our flock. A lot of us were lurkers before joining. :eek:) I'm of the same mindset as you about having a rooster. I currently have 25 hens and no roosters, and I get loads of eggs without all the aggression, fights, biting and feather plucking, crowing in the middle of the night, feeding of non-productive mouths, drop off in egg production, and over-breeding and battering of hens that goes along with having roosters. My hens are stress free and enjoying life without a rooster around. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Cheers.
  3. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Welcome to BYC.
  4. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer Premium Member

    May 11, 2010
  5. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member Project Manager

    Jan 10, 2013
    [​IMG] glad you joined us.
  6. matt44644

    matt44644 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 14, 2014
    Sanilac County,Michigan
  7. ChickyChickens

    ChickyChickens Chickening Around

    May 24, 2014
    BYC? Epic <3
    My Coop

    Welcome to BYC!!! There are loads of members on here…so if you have ANY questions…just ASK!!!

    Hope you have loads of fun and all your answers answered here on BYC the BEST CHICKEN KEEPING FORUM on EARTH!!


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