My chickens meet for the first time!~ How did that go???PICS

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by Hangin Wit My Peeps, Jul 31, 2008.

  1. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

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    Well...I started out with 10 girls who were nine weeks old. Then I had three other little girls who were about 5 - 6 weeks old that I had added last week. The girls picked on them a little but by the end of the third day they seemed to be ok. SO I let the little girls spend the night in the hen house and all was well in the a.m. In the meantime I got two free welsummer hens from a friend who were both in quarantine for about 30 days. All is well with them so I added them in the kennel which is in the hen house. There was a little pecking through the cage but nothing to bad. The second day I thought well, I may as well try letting them out becasue they had the saddest bawlk I have ever heard! I felt so bad for them being so penned up and so big! SO I stood near by and watched as I opened the door to the outside run thinking there was going to be a huge fight. The big girls walked right by the others and first thing they did was take a dust bath. CUTE. They flapped their big feathers SO happy to be FREE finally. One has a bare back from being over mated so one of my girls saw that and started pecked...peck one...nothing...peck two...still nothing...peck three....The big girl had enough and pecked back pretty hard. NOT one more peck after that between anyone! [​IMG] I think MY girls KNOW who is the boss of the run now. NOW they had a taste of their own medicine. They have not even bugged the little little girls anymore. [​IMG] SO all is well and I captured some pictures of my new crew. I still have three or four to add later one and I HOPE it goes this smoothly!

    Here is my giant cochin pair "Steele and Addison- babycakes" Addison can now jump on the roost but Steele cannot (same age) so every night he comes toddling up to me so I can pick him up and lift him up on the roost [​IMG] He is just the sweetest roo ever!

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    Here is the three littlest ones I added last week A buff orp and 2 Australorpe's They are my best bud trio and when one gets separated it [​IMG] until it's found by the other two...SO CUTE! When I am sitting in the run with the girls they will stay right next to me because the know I protect them. Britney always has her wings over Nicole and Paris. HAHA cute names huh! My hubby asked if I named them that because the don't wear any underware! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

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    And here are the whole crew...the two welsummers are on either side of the big girls and all my girls are squashed in the middle on the top roost [​IMG] The middle ones were trying to make the others move over a bit but the end ones were like..OH NO i'm NOT going by those big birds! LOL I have a wonderful flock here...I just LOVE them!

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  2. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:[​IMG] That's great!
     
  3. kbarrett

    kbarrett Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your girls are so beautiful [​IMG]

    I'm glad there was no major drama!!! I wish I had a huge hen to put in with my 16wk pullets...a couple of them could use a dose of their own medicine... [​IMG]
     
  4. debakadeb

    debakadeb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very nice flock [​IMG] Glad they are all getting along.
     
  5. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

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    Thanks everyone! They are the best...LOVE spending time with them and SO glad that everyone is getting along! WHEW! One more add and that should be it for my "crew". I just hope they all live through that!
     
  6. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    Awww... the wings over her BFFs...
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    <singing like Bette Midler> You are the pullet beneath my wiiiiings...
     
  7. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    Wow you got some really nice birds! [​IMG] I like the inside of the coop all painted nice and clean like that.
     
  8. Hangin Wit My Peeps

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    <singing like Bette Midler> You are the pullet beneath my wiiiiings...

    THAT is so cute! [​IMG] Your so right! Just looking at them made me almost cry! LOL My husband is thinkg...."women!" [​IMG] I went in there say HUN LOOK! AWWW, THAT IS SO CUTE! WHERE IS MY CAMERA!? [​IMG] He think's i'm so mushy!


    Thanks tiki for the compliment on my coop [​IMG] I love it! It's painted with high gloss oil based paint and man is it easy to clean!​
     

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