Mike the new guy

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by MichaelWeston, Oct 21, 2014.

  1. MichaelWeston

    MichaelWeston Out Of The Brooder

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    Hey guys my name is Mike, from Texas. Everyone in the family raised chickens when I was a kid, but we haven't had any in probably 15 years so I went and got a couple of chicks earlier this fall. Very excited about bringing them back into the family.
    I have a barred rock named Dommie and an australorp named Ozzie. Pretty sure Ozzie is a roo. Can't tell by looking yet but he sure acts like one. Anyway if you guys wanna see'em ill post pics
     
  2. emmyeagle

    emmyeagle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome! Of course we would love to see your chickens!
     
  3. TwoCrows

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

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  4. MichaelWeston

    MichaelWeston Out Of The Brooder

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  5. MichaelWeston

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    Oh wow didn't realize he looked like a mangled buzzard from that angle. I'll get a better picture of him later lol
     
  6. TwoCrows

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

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    LOL...yes they look pretty rough at this age. Normal. How many weeks old is this bird?
     
  7. MichaelWeston

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    Ozzie is around 6 or 7 weeks. Dommie a week younger
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Are you "The Michael Weston " from the show "Burn Notice?" You were really good!!! Guess not since that was his factitious name.


    Welcome to Backyard chickens.
     
  9. TwoCrows

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

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    The first bird is a pullet and I believe the second bird is a pullet as well. My Black Australorps had combs this size at 7 weeks of age. BA cockerels usually grow in combs fast. And many times would have a comb that is red already. You can't judge attitude at this age as they are both going to be sparring for flock leader at this age.

    I think she is a pullet. I think she may be a mix of something as BA's don't have any other color but black.
     
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  10. MichaelWeston

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    No but Weston is my middle name.

    Hey is it normal at this age for him to keep trying to mount her?
     

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