New crazy chicken lady

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by eandsm, Jan 15, 2018.

  1. eandsm

    eandsm In the Brooder

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    Hi all,

    I've been coming to Backyard Chickens for awhile to get information about our first flock of chickens. I finally decided to register so I an actually interact with all you wonderfully informative chicken people!

    We have five Buff Orpington chickens - one rooster and four hens. They are 18 weeks old now and we're SO anxious to get our first egg! We absolutely love our chickens! Okay, maybe I do a wee bit more than my husband, but he loves them too. I had no idea chickens had such personality! We've both been blown away! Our hens love to sit in our laps so we can pet them. They'll position themselves right in the crook of our arm and fall asleep as we pet them. Our rooster hasn't done that until recently! Now he's loving it when I'm on the ground, so he can position himself in my arm so I can pet the top of his head. He's even closing his eyes too. He's not yet allowing my husband to pet or even touch him. My husband says he's a mama's boy. I'm just happy we have a friendly rooster that I don't feel will flog me (not to say it won't happen, but happy so far so good).

    I'm looking forward to getting more information from all of you and to swap stories.

    Blessings to all
     
  2. 007Sean

    007Sean Pheasant Whisperer

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    Howdy:welcome:frow Happy :yato have you join the family. Enjoy your time here at BYC! :)
    Nice intro! :goodpost:
     
  3. MrsMistyReal

    MrsMistyReal Enabler

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    Welcome aboard to BYC family gr8 people tons of information, loads of fun, enjoy shake your tail feathers :wee:welcome:bun:woot:yesss:
     
  4. The Phantom

    The Phantom I love birds!!!

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    :welcome
    Buff Orpingtons are a very nice breed!
     
  5. chickendreams24

    chickendreams24 Crowing

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    Welcome to byc! And good choice with the Orpingtons. :) Our first year we ordered 5 buff Orpington pullets. Before they even came in we had already gotten 6 other chickens and got 5 more from a breeder.

    Several years in our flock(not including spare cockerals grown out for meat) hovers between 80-90.

    Hope you built a big coop. Chicken math is real. :)
     
  6. N F C

    N F C Marbles...I found mine!

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    :welcome

    I'm glad you're enjoying the flock, feel free to share pictures if you'd like!

    Thanks for joining!
     
  7. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Bird is the word

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! :frow

    Chickens sure are fun to keep! Honestly, they are like big feathered puppies. :D And yes, loaded with personality!

    Enjoy your babies and welcome to our roost! :)
     
  8. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

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    Welcome to BYC. That first egg should be coming relatively soon.
     
  9. ronott1

    ronott1 A chicken will always remember the egg

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    Welcome to backyard chickens!

    Roosters are usually friendly but watch them especially if you cause him to think you hurt one of his hens. I keep an eye on them too and do not turn my back on them.
     
  10. aplummer101

    aplummer101 Songster

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    Welcome!
     

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