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New Chicken Keeper

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by dnirvin53, Nov 13, 2011.

  1. dnirvin53

    dnirvin53 Hatching

    Nov 13, 2011
    Hi, I'm a new chicken keeper. We just got our chickens in April. We lost some over the summer to chicken eating bastards, racoons and possums and cats. But not lately. We put up a driveway alarm and lost a lot of sleep. Added traps, lost more sleep. Now we have 15 hens and 6 cockerels. The hens are laying. And since I am a teacher we just added 7 new babies 2nd generation great having access to a school incubator. Today one of my cockerels attacked me. I am glad they do not have their spurs full grown yet. He is a very pretty black rooster but too agressive. The funny thing is that two other roosters, a big red and a bid naked neck both interfered to protect me. Anyone every heard of a rooster protecting a human? I look forward to meeting others who love keeping chickens.

  2. [​IMG] [​IMG] from WA. glad you joined us!
    Don't know if they were protecting you or just joining the fight?
  3. NonnasBabies

    NonnasBabies Muddy Acre Farms Premium Member

    Sep 20, 2009
    On the Farm!
    [​IMG] Welcome [​IMG]
  4. CrestedGirl

    CrestedGirl Polish Obsessed

    Mar 7, 2011
    Fort Worth, Tx
    [​IMG] & [​IMG] From North Texas [​IMG] So glad you joined us [​IMG]
  5. OregonChickenGal

    OregonChickenGal Songster

    Jul 26, 2010
    Central Oregon
    Welcome to BYC!
  6. Leia's Chickens

    Leia's Chickens A Sunkissed Delight

    Jun 20, 2010
  7. hcppam

    hcppam Songster

    [​IMG] Hello, from the Big Bear mountains of Ca. Glad you found us. [​IMG] [​IMG]

  8. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Welcome to BYC.
  9. littleluciex

    littleluciex In the Brooder

    Oct 25, 2011
    Welcome, I have no idea if this is the norm, im just as new as you. But Im sure here you will find the answer, everyone here is so smart and sweet <3
  10. S&N Livestock

    S&N Livestock Songster

    Mar 17, 2009
    southern ohio
    [​IMG] from Ohio

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