My first crack at raising chickens

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by trunkman, Jan 10, 2010.

  1. trunkman

    trunkman Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 26, 2009
    Rock Hill SC
    I told my wife I wanted chickens, she looked at me a little funny but with that ok grin. So three weeks later the coop is built, nesting boxes built, feeders hanging and full of food and water, wood shavings on the floor and I'm on my way to pic up my first nine chickens I'm buying from a seller on craigs list. I bought 6 white rock hens and white rock roosters. They were all from the original hatching so I decided to keep them together, the seller said they just started laying.
    I've been collecting one egg a day except for this last tuesday, so I've been saving them for this mornings very first freshly layed egg breakfast. Wow, those eggs had big deep yellow yokes, a much better egg than store bought. I compaired my hens egg to the size of a store bought large egg, my hens was bigger!!
    This morning I let my chickens out to free range and one of my hens came out from under the nesting boxes so I bent over and looked and found an egg, so I reached over and picked it up and noticed it was still warm, when I put it in the egg carton I noticed it was a darker brown and slightly smaller then the eggs I've been getting, so that tells me I now have 2 hens laying!![​IMG]
    I'll never eat another store bought egg again, I'm hooked!!
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    Last edited: Jan 10, 2010
  2. Princess Amri

    Princess Amri Is Mostly Harmless

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    I'm glad you're enjoying your chickens! I'd love to see photos! (Hint, hint) [​IMG]
     
  3. mmtillman

    mmtillman Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG] From SW MO! [​IMG]
     
  4. PunkinPeep

    PunkinPeep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to BYC trunkman!

    And welcome to the wonderful world of of the miracle of chickens!

    They make me smile every day.

    Congratulations on your new little flock!
     
  5. shay20

    shay20 Shay's Flock of Fun

    Jul 31, 2008
    in the wild, Mass
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    and good for you, every one needs chickens, they are so fun.
    yes photos please [​IMG]
     
  6. trunkman

    trunkman Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 26, 2009
    Rock Hill SC
    How do I post a picture, I'll be glad to if someone can show me how! Thanks for the warm welcome everyone!!
     
  7. shay20

    shay20 Shay's Flock of Fun

    Jul 31, 2008
    in the wild, Mass
    Quote:check your pm box. [​IMG]
     
  8. PunkinPeep

    PunkinPeep Chillin' With My Peeps

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  9. ole red

    ole red Out Of The Brooder

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    sure is a good looking bunch of white rocks ya got there.

    won't be long you'll be looking for egg recipes.
     
  10. shay20

    shay20 Shay's Flock of Fun

    Jul 31, 2008
    in the wild, Mass
    They are nice looking birds, and great work on the coop, awsome. [​IMG]
     

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