New From Washington State!!!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by WhiskiRanch, Jan 8, 2013.

  1. WhiskiRanch

    WhiskiRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 7, 2013
    Finley, Washington
    Hello BYC friends! My name is Kara and I got into chickens May of last year when my we found 4 roosters in our hay barn. We started feeding them but left them as free range. Over the course of a couple weeks, three of the four vanished which left me whith, what I believe to be a Gold Star rooster or something similar to that breed. I named him Whiski and he decided to make a home here. We felt he was lonely so we were given a black sex link"?" hen as well as her 5 teenage daughters. We named them: Momma Hen, Eenie, Meenie, Minie, Moe, and Little Hen. Over the summer, Momma hen hatched out 18 babies out of 19 eggs. Then 4 of her daughters also hatched out babies. 15, 12, 10, and 2 (yes, 2). I believe about 75% or more of my chicks survived over the summer, fall, winter and that was having them free ranged most of the time. We built our coop/run late last fall. I didn't expect Whiski to do such a good job at reproducing so we now have the chickens we have left (7 adults... 2012 offspring: 6 young adults, and 20 or so babies ranging from 1 to 4 months). Once I can get pictures to load from my phone, I will post pictures :)
  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Dec 22, 2009
    [​IMG]. Can't wait to see to some pictures! [​IMG]
  3. DDNONIN2016

    DDNONIN2016 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 27, 2012
    SW Ohio
    Hello and welcome from glad you joined us
  4. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Howdy from Kansas, Kara, and [​IMG]! Happy you joined is - best of luck to you, Whiski, and all the girls!
  5. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

    Jun 28, 2011
    Rep of Ireland
    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined us!
  6. kidcody

    kidcody Overrun With Chickens

    [​IMG] [​IMG] from another in washington state glad you joined us!
  7. WhiskiRanch

    WhiskiRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 7, 2013
    Finley, Washington
    Thank you for the warm welcome :) Whiski, Momma Hen, Eenie, Meenie, Minie, Moe, Little Hen, Angel, Babe, Blondie, and all the babies can't wait for Elmer and myself to take in all tthe info and ideas from fellow chickeneers. And even Evil, Rum, and Royal say thank you even though those 3 roosters are for sale ;-)
  8. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 26, 2011
    Upper Peninsula Michigan
    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan :D

    A perfect example of chicken math
  9. WhiskiRanch

    WhiskiRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 7, 2013
    Finley, Washington
    I was able to get a head count on the babies this morning and I have 21 babies including my injured baby by himself in a dog crate. Once I see their personalities more and their sex's, I will work on names for might take me awhile. I actually just named the 3 roosters I'm selling. All three are mean to my hens so I thought their names were fitting. Evil is the meanest to my girls, Rum (the drink) makes me fiesty and that rooster is fiesty, and Royal is so beautiful with his black, deep blue, purple and green feathers and was the one I wanted to keep until I saw him being mean to the girls as well.
  10. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Sep 27, 2012
    Welcome to BYC!!
    Glad you joined us!!!

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