New additions to my small flock

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by emmak, Nov 2, 2010.

  1. emmak

    emmak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    After losing our beautiful, beloved Ameracauna (apparently eggbound), we decided that we needed to get a couple of new hens to keep our Golden Comet and OEG bantam warm in the upcoming winter. We got a Rhode Island Red and another red (I'll have to look up the name, something like west hampton?) These were purchased from the same farmer where I've gotten all my chickens. They seem to be adapting pretty well. My Golden Comet may have lost her head chicken status to the new west hampton. The RIR is pretty timid. My OEG is a feisty as ever [​IMG]
     
  2. emmak

    emmak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Correction - my other new hen is a New Hampshire red. Lots of personality. Stole greens from my head chicken the first day. I think she's headed for a leadership role in the pack.
     
  3. Dixiedoodle

    Dixiedoodle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have been adding new girls to my flock of 5 hens.. My older girls are still in charge but they don't seem to be TOO upset w/ the new girls!! How things continue to go well...
     
  4. Minniechickmama

    Minniechickmama Senora Pollo Loco

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    My NH Reds, though friendly enough to us humans, are the top of the pecking order in the yard, and I mean the girls as much as the guy. The roo is a little fiesty and I can see there is going to be a day where he and I are going to have a show down and he is going to learn who rules the roost. [​IMG] I love him though. The girls are pretty good layers, were laying every day until the days started getting shorter and we got a big wind storm through here last week, now hardly anyone is laying.
     
  5. emmak

    emmak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for your input on NH reds. We named her Berta, after the housekeeper in 2 and a half men. She reminds me a lot of her. My Rhode Island Red, however, is much more docile. She does appear physically to be younger, too. We named her Alice after one of the characters in Twilight. They both have dark red hair.
     

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