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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Gamblegirl, Mar 17, 2018.

  1. Gamblegirl

    Gamblegirl In the Brooder

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    Hi Everyone, :frow
    I've been here a little while, found BYC when I first "found" a chook and needed help and advice. Since then I've been flat-out learning everything I can about chickens. Back again for more advice, but thought I should take the time for proper a introduction.
    I only have 3 hens, one ISA Brown "Clux" that I saved and saved me :) (I had lost my little girldog to cancer and didn't think I could ever have another pet - wrong) and another two Australorps that I got for company for the first.
    Clux is a bird-dog - she follows me everywhere, comes when called - runs if you make kiss sounds - she knows that means worms, "talks" when spoken to. She's head hen and doesn't mess about. My avian vet says she's a real one of a kind. Kippykip (BA) is a real darling - sweet tempered, and seems to be Clux's second in command. Sally, the other BA, is a real rascal and a little bit dumb lol She's always in trouble with Clux, but it doesn't seem to bother her. She'll still try and steal worms out of Clux's mouth. I call her the Bart Simpson of the flock.
    As much as I want more chickens, I'll stick with the three I have for now. They have a coop that was advertised to hold 6 to sleep and lay eggs in, and they free range all day in my back yard. I have two areas sectioned off that I plant wheat grass in for them and they alternate on that - as all grass was gone within a year!
    I love gardening in my free time, so the chooks and I are good friends. Have just discovered Chalk Paint, so have taken to scouring the op-shops for furniture to paint.
    I'm mum to a teenage boy, and carer for my Mum who suffered a stroke 12 years ago.
    I live in Perth, Australia (Straya ;) )
    L.G.
     
  2. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

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  3. Gamblegirl

    Gamblegirl In the Brooder

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    Thank you very much :thumbsup
     
  4. Plip

    Plip Free Ranging

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    Sounds like a great little flock!

    Welcome to BYC! Glad you're here!
     
  5. Abriana

    Abriana Spicy Sugar Cookie

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    Welcome to BYC!!
     
  6. N F C

    N F C is it nap time yet?

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    :welcome

    It sounds like you're really enjoying your birds...it's fun to discover their personalities, isn't it.

    Thanks for joining us!
     
  7. Gamblegirl

    Gamblegirl In the Brooder

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    I had no idea chickens had such different personalities. I've had friends visit for the first time after I got them, that looked at me with the suspicion that I'd gone crazy - but by the time they leave they're as fascinated as I am, telling me that if reincarnation is a real thing, then Clux was a dog in a previous life lol

    I normally log on to Farcebook at the end of the day for a half hour scroll and to check messages - I can see that falling by the wayside, and I'll be popping in here daily instead. Glad to be here.
     
  8. Farmer Connie

    Farmer Connie All My Friends Have Hoofs

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    A special hello to the land down under!:frow
     
  9. Abriana

    Abriana Spicy Sugar Cookie

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    Chickens are such individuals! If you sit long enough you’ll know each one simply by how they move and you’ll learn to speak their language. I can alert my rooster of a predator in the sky!
     
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    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

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