new chickeneer from Oregon

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by pmcatnip, Dec 23, 2012.

  1. pmcatnip

    pmcatnip Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello everybody!

    My husband and I are new to chickens and this website provides answers to pretty much all of our newbie questions, so here I am! We've had our birds for about 2 months. We got them from a coworker who tried the backyard poultry thing and it didn't fit their family. The flock consists of about 25 birds including 1 roo, 9 hens, and a bunch of little pullets and cockerels. The adults are all breeds from the feed store (black australorp, RIR, barred rock, and "ameracauna" that I don't think are actually ameracauna). The little guys were born this summer and are mixed breed. The birds are for both eggs and meat and are not pets. (Except one, "Gracie," is my MIL's foster chicken because she can't have chickens so that one is hers.) We have a half acre out in the country so that we can get our feet wet with homesteading practices, and we hope to get a smallish hobby farm someday (about 5 acres would be ideal).

    We also have a cat and a dog. We both enjoy drawing, painting, ballroom dancing, cooking and gardening. We enjoy geeky pursuits such as playing old Super Nintendo games and going to anime conventions.
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    Welcome!

    What hatcheries call Ameraucanas are usually Easter Eggers. A lot of people here are very fond of their "EE's."
     
  3. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, pmcatnip, and [​IMG]! Great to have you here. Great sounding flock of birds you have there! Good luck to you and seasons greetings!
     
  4. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined us!
     
  5. pmcatnip

    pmcatnip Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah, they are beautiful mottled brown birds but don't resemble any of the pictures I've seen for either Americaunas or EE's. Also their eggs are light brown, similar in color to the barred rocks. I'll post a picture sometime if I get around to it. [​IMG] After I put golf balls in the nest boxes one of them went broody so I let her have all that day's eggs, she acts like she's going to be a great mom.
     
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  6. Crafty-Duck

    Crafty-Duck Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. BrendaJ

    BrendaJ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello from another Oregon chicken owner.
     
  8. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  9. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
     
  10. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    [​IMG] It sounds as if you have a well balanced life and approach to poultry keeping. Enjoy your flock.
     

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