New chicken mommy here.

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by GwenReaper, Sep 7, 2009.

  1. GwenReaper

    GwenReaper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi, My name is Jessie. I am very new to having chickens. About a month ago I got a baby duck from a friend of mine.... that where it all started. I loved the duck and it was inside until a couple days ago.

    I bought my house and the shed in the back used to be a chicken coop back in the day, so I changed it back. I made an extended fence for it and lowered some shelves so that I could make some nesting boxes for chickens... So I got the coop ready and now I have 5 chickens. I went and got them today. I got 3 from one guy and 2 from another person on craigslist. Only 2 are laying right now. Within a month all of them should be laying. I am learning about different breeds and anything I can find out about chickens. I am very happy with their personalities...and my duck has already imprinted on one of the chickens... I think she now things she is a chicken. I will take some pictures of my chickens tomorrow and maybe someone can tell me what kind of chickens I have.

    I need to know anything that I can about them... so any info would be apprieciated!!

    -What kind of snacks do they like-- fruit??? vegies??
    - How long does a chicken stay fertile after leaving a house with a rooster?


    Thanks!!!
     
  2. Camelot Farms

    Camelot Farms Chickenista

    ~*~*~WeLcOmE to BYC~*~*~ from SW VA
     
  3. texasgal

    texasgal Brood with an Attitude

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    A big Texas size [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  4. michelle1017

    michelle1017 Goat Mama

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  5. Buff Hooligans

    Buff Hooligans Scrambled

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    Welcome to BYC! To answer one of your questions, I think a hen can lay a fertilized egg long after mating, like several days. Someone correct me if it's longer.
     
  6. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    Hi Jessie! [​IMG] from S. Florida! Glad you joined us! Enjoy! [​IMG]
     
  7. fldiver97

    fldiver97 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] from WI. Chickens love all kinds of veggies and fruit....Mine love all kinds of berries, raisins, grapes, melons.corn,sunflower seeds, squash, tomatoes,cucumbers, yogurt, cottage cheese , leftover spaghetti, lettuce,oats, and lots more. As far as I know Citrus, Avocado and raw potato skin/peelings are a nono..check the thread on feeding and watering also check Frequently asked questions. There is a treat chart.
     
  8. ROOSTER_ROO

    ROOSTER_ROO Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG]:thumbsup from Idaho !!!!!!! Eat more spuds !
     
  9. muddypuddles

    muddypuddles Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] from Utah!
     

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