My girls (and a couple of guys)

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by JBscoop, May 3, 2016.

  1. JBscoop

    JBscoop New Egg

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    Hi,

    My names is Janet. A little over a year ago my husband and I bought a home with about 8 acres. I got my first babies in May of 2015. I lost one of the original 14 in December but my other girls are hearty and healthy laying on average 10 eggs per day. I recently made the decision to totally free range them and the new 19 babies we bought earlier this year. I have a contact to sell eggs to a local business so I opted for plenty of hens. I absolutely love my chickens and I look forward to learning more about their care and upkeep. A question I am often asked is what happens once they no longer lay eggs and my immediate response is that they just get to be chickens.

    Janet
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Hello, Janet, congratulations on your new home, and welcome to BYC.
     
  3. ChickenLover200

    ChickenLover200 Overrun With Chickens

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    I'll be in the barn!
    :welcome
     
  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  5. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member

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    [​IMG] so glad you have joined us.

    Great answer to the Question - chickens are IMO no different than most pets we learn to love and care for --- with the big exception of those eggs. Some I have heard will lay occasionally even into their senior years [​IMG]
     
  6. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Nice to meet you Janet. I love your answer. Many of the bycers have retirement homes for their older gals.
     

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