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  1. viileafclover

    viileafclover Just Hatched

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    Hey hey hey, new brood mother here. I had always talked about getting chickens. Then reality hit and i got 3. Not entirely sure of the breeds, theyre mixed and i got them from someone else. One i know is mostly a Buff Brahma(Geraldine), she hatched the other 2 i have. Ones black with feathered feet and irridecent feathers (Bomb) and the 3rd is Orange with no feathered feet, but shes starting to fill in black Brahma feather marks and her names Honey.
    I got them beginning of dec 2016. Geraldine lays 1-2 eggs (the second being super rare since Bomb and Honey started laying) and the other 2 just started laying eggs beginning of Feb 2017. i was under the impression Bomb and Honey wouldnt lay eggs until summers end by previous owners info. So im assuming from what i have learned since that Bomb and Honey are about 5/6 months old now. Geraldine i havent a clue aside from shes over the halfway pount in age. I even thought she was done laying eggs and thats why i was allowed to choose her from all the rest. She just took a break.
    My girls reside in a repurposed dog house (4×4×4) (it was a big dog) insulated walls and ceiling with hay, built 4 boxes and a roosting pole, and added dragon curtains.
    Recently (last week) i decided against breeding her, and just bought 3 new chicks. Ameraucauna (Annabelle), Golden Comet(Chatty Cathy), and a golden laced wyandot(Nosey Nel).
    They live in a drawer ive got decked out for them, complete with a roosting pole for Chatty Cathy.
    So ive got 6 birds. 3 grown and 3 adolescents. Oh. And kids. Ive got almost 4yr old that adores the chicks and chickens. And we do childcare too so its fun and learning all around, especially for kids that have never had an animal to care for.
     
  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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  3. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Hello from Kansas and [​IMG]! It's great to have you aboard! Best wishes and thanks for joining BYC! [​IMG]
     
  4. N F C

    N F C got coffee? Premium Member Project Manager

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    Kids and chickens are a great match, there's always something to learn and some fun doing it too.

    Thanks for joining us!
     
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    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  6. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under viileafclover [​IMG] Welcome!

    Thanks for a great introduction; nice to meet you.

    I hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun.

    If you would like to share pictures and stories of your flock, you have come to the right place. BYC’ers never tire of these and do not back away slowly or commence eye rolling when the photo album or home videos come out [​IMG]
     

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