New from Plant City!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Bwaffle, Aug 8, 2013.

  1. Bwaffle

    Bwaffle Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi all. Stumbled across here about 6 months ago when I found some eggs and wasn't sure what to do.

    Helped me hatch one out of the 3 eggs. The one, Charlene, is now in a homebuilt coop that I made out of an old wooden playset.

    She has 2 other hens that were abandoned, Big Mama and Liz. They brought along with them, and are the mothers of 8 of the 11 chicks I have... Bubba, Lucky (was almost scooped by a hawk), and Trixie and the children of Liz. Meatball, Screach, Peaches, and two others I have to a friend to raise, are the children of Big Mama.

    I also have 3 Silkies I just got at the store for my Birthday.

    We are pretty sure Meatball, Trixie, and Peaches are Roos. But, not 100% sure as they are very young.

    And... Pictures!

    Oh, and if anybody can 100% identify the breed, it would be appreciated. Judging by the Mothers and who I think the father could have been (Ameraucana, Black Turken, or some Bantam white game bird), I'm assuming they are RIR and Ameraucana.


    My Beautiful wife, Steph, and Charlene
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    Lucky eating, Peaches back right, Silkies left.
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    The Pile
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    Trixie looking at me, Bubba Scratching, and Silkie butt.
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    Peaches eating. Trixie looking. Meatball left, and Screach is the other brown one top left.
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    Bubba, trixie, and Meatball looking, alone with a silkie, and lucky in the back with peaches.
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    Meatballs awesome brown and orange feathers.
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    Group
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    MEATBALL!!
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    peaches, light one in the front, than lucky, than trixie staring.
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    Screach (right), Lucky
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    Old playset, boarded up, tin roof with venting, covered in 3/4 plywood, and vinyl. Built like a house.
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  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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  3. Bwaffle

    Bwaffle Out Of The Brooder

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    10-4 and Done!

    BTW, the two abandoned hens are free to a good home. Almost a month and still unable to socialize them to me. Their good mothers (before I got the chicks, and before hawks scooped them up, Big Mama had over 10 chicks, and Liz had about 8.
     
  4. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, Bwaffle, and :welcome! Great to have you aboard! Fine looking flock! Good luck and best wishes!!
     
  5. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC!
     
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    My Coop
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  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    [​IMG] Hawks will be back since they found an easy lunch. If you keep yours in a run, even deer netting stretched over the top, will foil hawks. They don't want to damage their wings by flying through it.
     
  8. ChirpyChicks1

    ChirpyChicks1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to the site!
     
  9. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you joined us! [​IMG]
     
  10. Bwaffle

    Bwaffle Out Of The Brooder

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    Im glad as well. Been stalking this site for years!
     

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