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My Golden Phoenix

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by LibbyRossk, Oct 17, 2017.

  1. LibbyRossk

    LibbyRossk In the Brooder

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    I'm new to adding chickens to my family and can't believe I didn't do it sooner. I selected 4 great layers and a couple of ornamental chickens, but this "ornamental" Golden Phoenix is my best layer and so unique. Every day she pecks on the sliding glass door (they free range during the day) and I let her in and she jumps on my desk and sits behind my computer. In an hour or two she squawks, heads for the slider and pecks to go out, leaving an egg - and one day last week leaving 2 (which is highly unusual). I read that they are not that good of a layer, but I beg to differ!
     

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  2. R2elk

    R2elk Free Ranging Premium Member 5 Years

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    :welcome
    You have a special chicken!
     
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  3. rjohns39

    rjohns39 Enabler Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC :frow We're so happy that you've joined us:ya
     
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  4. N F C

    N F C you heard the cat, smile! Premium Member Project Manager

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    :welcome

    How cool is that, your girl delivers her eggs instead of making you come get them!
     
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  5. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit Premium Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC. I guess a nesting box in the coop is out of the question :confused:

    Here’s a link to the Articles section - https://www.backyardchickens.com/articles/ There you’ll find lots of information on almost every aspect of keeping chickens - from coop building ideas, to incubating eggs.

    There’s a link on the page above to the Learning Centre - it’s a great resource. If you have a specific topic in mind, just type it in the search box - there's a wealth of information on past and present threads.

    Each week, various topics are discussed, which can also be a great resource - https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/topic-of-the-week-thread-archive

    You may wish to consider joining your state thread as it will put you in touch with other BYC members in your area - http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/270925/find-your-states-thread#post_3239224

    All the best

    Pork Pie
     
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  6. KikisGirls

    KikisGirls Read more Premium Member Project Manager

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  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member 8 Years

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    My gosh, she deserves her own TV show. Does she have a name? You have got to take a video - it would certainly go viral.
     
  8. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Bird is the Word Staff Member Premium Member 7 Years

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! :frow

    Aww....she sounds adorable! :love She knows where the love comes from.:)

    Make yourself at home here and welcome to our group!! :)
     
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  9. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Free Ranging Premium Member 7 Years

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    Welcome to BYC, and you really have a nice hen to bring you your breakfast each morning.
     
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  10. LibbyRossk

    LibbyRossk In the Brooder

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    Her name is Marlena. The others are Audrey, Sophia, Marilyn, Mae West, Raquel and Natalie, who turned out to be a rooster, so I named him Handsome, because he is so. I had company last week, and Marlena was not hesitant in the least to do her thing. They were amazed! So fun.
     
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