New Here, Hello from GA

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by mcleveland, Mar 7, 2012.

  1. mcleveland

    mcleveland Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 6, 2012
    Northeast Georgia
    Hello [​IMG] Just wanted to finally step in and introduce myself (and my chickens). I'm Marcie and I've lurked around for a while finding answers for many of the questions I had while I was raising my chicks. (Such an abundance of info here!) Now those chicks are 17 & 18 weeks old and I have a new batch of chicks - 2 wks old today. (wow, I really had no idea I would love the chickies this much!! [​IMG])

    At the moment we have a total (including the new chicks) of 53. I have breed's listed in my sig. Will soon be getting rid of most of the roo's, not all. We only purposely got 2 roosters, but as most know, Ideal will send extra males in cooler weather. However, luckily on this latest bunch of chicks - no roos! Yay! Roosters are beautiful, but they are starting to fight a little.

    We're anxiously-waiting-patiently on our first egg. A couple of the NHR and two of the White Leghorn hen's wattles and combs are becoming bigger and redder. Although I've noticed today that one of the WLH is acting different, as in wanting to be by herself, not really eating, wants to sleep most of the day - I just wormed the first flock on Sunday - so I really don't think it's that??? I'm wondering if she could be egg-bound? Keeping an eye on her. Will update later in the correct forum.

    I look forward to meeting other chicken keepers. [​IMG]
  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Dec 22, 2009
  3. DCasper

    DCasper Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 13, 2012
    Benton, KY
    Welcome from Western Kentucky

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  4. kidcody

    kidcody Overrun With Chickens

    [​IMG] [​IMG] from washington state glad you joined us!
  5. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 26, 2011
    Upper Peninsula Michigan
    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan [​IMG]
  6. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Welcome to BYC. Eggbound is a good possibility. Put her in a container of warm water up to her sides and gently massage her underside, front to rear for about 20 minutes. The warm water will expand her innards, massaging will help the egg move along. Then hopefully she'll lay the egg. Good luck.
  7. GableBabble

    GableBabble Ninja Chicken Herder

    May 27, 2010
    Welcome from TN
  8. Barred Babies

    Barred Babies Red Roof Farms

    Sep 20, 2009
    Pride, La.
    [​IMG] from Louisiana!
  9. MSDeb

    MSDeb Chillin' With My Peeps

    Welcome to BackYardChickens.
  10. The Red Rooster

    The Red Rooster Poultry Observer

    Welcome to BYC![​IMG]

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