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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Whits End, Sep 13, 2014.

  1. Whits End

    Whits End Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello

    New to the site, and chicken keeping in general. I acquired a flock when I moved into my new place, 13 mixed hens. I'm in love with chickens, and so have purchased 7 more (since learned they are red sex-linked). So now I'm running two flocks (the old birds were very hard on the new ones so I seperated). I don't even know what most of the older birds are, but I don't care, love them all. I'm in Northern BC (Canada) and have meat rabbits as well as the chickens, and I hope to start goats in the spring.

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  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Glad you joined the flock. Always room for more.
     
  3. chikkenfriend

    chikkenfriend Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello and welcome!!

    You have at least one Barred Plymouth Rock. Chickens are easy to love. Our sex links are sweethearts too!!

    Welcome again!
     
  4. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!

    Feel free to ask lots of questions! We're all here to help. [​IMG]
     
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  5. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member

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    Welcome, glad to you joined us! Hope you find the forums as helpful as I have.
     
  6. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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  7. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Nice flock! You need to mix new birds into a flock very slowly. You can't just throw them all in together without chaos and fighting. Keep the new birds in a cage or fenced off area in the coop and run but with the flock at all times. Everybody sees, nobody touches. Leave them all this way for 3 to 4 weeks. This allows for some pecking order to be worked out. Then you can mix them together. Watch them closely that day and for the next several weeks. Always intervene if it turns bloody.

    You can help the newbies out by putting out more feeding and watering stations as the older flock can guard these areas and literally starve out the new birds.

    Good luck establishing your flock and welcome to ours!
     
  8. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. I don't think the bird in your first photo is a White Wyandotte or Chantecler as the legs appear to be feathered (am I correct in seeing feathers?), but I do agree with BantamLover21 and Wyandotte7's assessment of your other breeds. Hopefully you can post some pics of your Red Sex Links. They are egg laying machines. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck with your flock.
     
  9. Whits End

    Whits End Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes, the white has feathered legs, here's a better pic.[​IMG]

    And here are my sex-links, still young, just starting to lay, I'll wait until they are bigger before moving them closer to the other flock.[​IMG]
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    And some of the sex-links eggs, the three small are the sex-links, the large is from one of my other birds.[​IMG]
     
  10. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! Pretty eggs!
     

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