New at chicken world :)

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by conina, Feb 23, 2014.

  1. conina

    conina Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My chickens are coming in April, very excited [​IMG]
     
  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Enjoy all those new babies and it is great to have you aboard!
     
  3. conina

    conina Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm getting them for my birthday YAYYYYY y picked up 6 chicks all different breeds. Hope I made a good decision LOL, Thank YOU for welcome me LOL
     
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  4. conina

    conina Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry for the question. But, what are battery hens?
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    No need for apologies. Battery hens are those that supply eating eggs. They are generally cramped so tightly in cages together they can hardly move. To prevent them from pecking each other - they remove most of their beaks. The chicken lives and dies there and often the body goes unnoticed for quite a spell.

    We are talking thousands, maybe millions raised in what I would call egg warehouses. They never see the light of day or know what grass is. Sometimes chickens at the end of their productive period are allowed to be adopted out.

    Many wonderful people adopt them to rescue them and let them live out the rest of their life - enjoying green grass, bugs and insects, sun, wind and room to stretch wings.
     
  6. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

    Alright [​IMG] great to have you joining the flock [​IMG]
     
  7. conina

    conina Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is really good to know, maybe in the future I get one of those :)
     
  8. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
  9. conina

    conina Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My chickens arrive yesterday... Very exited. :)
    Seven beautiful 4 weeks old little things. ;)
     
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