New egg in the flock!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by PoultryPrince, Jan 13, 2017.

  1. PoultryPrince

    PoultryPrince Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 13, 2017
    Hey all!
    I've watched this site for awhile, looking for info and advice, and finally decided to join in!
    I've kept poultry for years, ducks, a rather moody goose, chickens, pigeons, and a short adventure with button quail, but I have mainly raised chickens! I've also worked with other breeds of poultry briefly and hope to to branch out into turkeys and maybe some other species this year.
    At the moment I have a two large flocks of chickens, which consist of my laying birds and then my bantams. In my bantam flock I have a large number of Modern games, some Old English, serama's, a blue silkie hen and her two bitties, a Cornish hen, some mystery breeds, etc. My layer flock oh geeze, let me think, white and barred rocks, white leghorns, a New Hampshire red, a barnyard mix, SL wyandotte, red polish, Delaware, Speckled Sussex, a full sized modern game hen, and a red hen, either a RIR or a red star don't remember which..
    I'm also caring for a friends flocks of birds he rescued this past month, nine roosters and twenty hens, which has been crazy.
    While I'm young I've had a lot of experience with poultry (or so I think [​IMG]) but I'm really looking forward to learning more from everyone here and getting to know you all!!! So glad to be here!!!
  2. Gazelle03

    Gazelle03 Just Hatched

    Nov 29, 2016
    Nice to meet you![​IMG] Glad you joined! This site is awesome. I hope you find this site as helpful as I do![​IMG]
  3. N F C

    N F C home again! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

    Very nice to have you join us! With all the experience you've had with poultry (including a moody goose, lol), you'll be a good addition to the group.
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Welcome to Backyard Chickens. If you want to know the gender/breed of your mystery birds or others - post photos (with ages) .To discover what you have you can post at "what
    breed or gender is this," just put that in the search box it will come up for you. Just "start a new thread," like you did on here

    .Your friends seem to have 7 roosters too many, no wonder you are having fun (?) looking after their flock. Hope they didn't arrive with worms or mites, or disease. Rescued birds often bring "baggage" with them.
  5. PoultryPrince

    PoultryPrince Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 13, 2017
    Hey thanks so much I'm glad to be here!!
    OH! I didn't know about the "what breed or gender is this" page that will be great to look into!!
    Yeah it's been kind noisy since they got here, I'm a bit worried about the neighbors opinions on
    the crowing.. my bantam boys were at least quieter then these new full sized roos...
    The flock did, unfortunately, come with some "baggage:" a rooster with a horrible head wound,
    which had turned green in spots but is finally clearing up, a sick hen, who's in sick bay right now,
    and a rooster with what I think is a severe case of bumblefoot, or should I say bumblefeet, and yeah...
    Other then the sick and wounded birds its gone fine, well I did get a bit perturbed at the roosters
    when they started crowing the other night after dark... I have separate coops for the new birds and
    the roos have their "Roo coop" so at least feathers aren't flying... Chuckle, at least I'm not bored!!!
    Last edited: Jan 13, 2017
  6. NickyKnack

    NickyKnack Love is Silkie soft!

    Welcome to BYC and the coop! There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to join the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around BYC.
  7. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Greetings from Kansas, PoultryPrince, and :welcome! Great to have you in our community! :)
  8. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer Premium Member

    May 11, 2010
    Howdy! You have a lot of chickens!
  9. TheKindaFarmGal

    TheKindaFarmGal Chicken Obsessed

    May 4, 2016
    Somewhere in the Universe
    Welcome to BYC! Great to have you with us!
  10. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under PoultryPrince [​IMG] Welcome!

    I hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun. Unlike non chicken loving friends, family and colleagues, BYC’ers never tire of stories or pictures that feature our feathered and non feathered friends [​IMG]

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