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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by DayKay, Nov 9, 2009.

  1. DayKay

    DayKay In the Brooder

    Nov 9, 2009
    Howdy! I found the forum while looking for some answers about a broody hen! Hopefully, I'll learn all sorts of good things here!

    Bit about me - I just finished a 13-year career as a homeschooling Mom, all three daughters are in college now! Married 28 years to a redneck geek who works for Texas A&M University. With the girls done with high school, I have time to myself! We built our 'dream house' in the country four years ago, and ventured into chickens last year. The first 7 chicks we got were all doing well, laying, happy, when the neighbor's dog came to visit. We came home from church to find chicken carnage every where!

    She (the neighbor, not the dog) graciously replaced the lost 7 with 7 new, young layers. Two of them subsequently flew into the dog kennel area (yep, those trained retrievers done did what they were trained to do and picked up the bird!). Two have since disappeared - no feathers, no dead chicken, just didn't come back to the coop one night. Of the three left, one went broody, and has just now rejoined life outside the coop, and I was wondering if she will actually start to lay again. I also got 4 more babies, they're about 6 weeks old now (they were an attempt to end the broodiness).

    So, that's about it - I'm looking forward to learning from some eggsperts!

  2. mullers3acers

    mullers3acers Songster

    Oct 9, 2007
    la porte, In
  3. write2caroline

    write2caroline Songster

    Jun 21, 2009

    I am no Eggspert - just a newbie waiting on my first egg to be delivered from any of my 5 girls and my handsome rooster just started crowing finally last week!
    Jax FL
  4. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    [​IMG] from Indiana! And congrats on your new chicks!
  5. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

    Jul 24, 2009
  6. Hoosiermomma

    Hoosiermomma Songster

    Jun 6, 2009
    S.E Ind
    [​IMG] and welcome! [​IMG]
  7. hen-thusiast

    hen-thusiast Songster

    Apr 8, 2009
    [​IMG] from UT!

  8. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    Welcome From Arkansas! What A Great Site You Came To.
  9. gaduke

    gaduke Songster

    Apr 20, 2009
    S.W. Kentucky
  10. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from S. Florida! Glad you joined us!

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