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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by kmom08, Mar 31, 2015.

  1. kmom08

    kmom08 New Egg

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    My husband and I recently purchased 6 hens (4 isa browns and 2 sex links) they are 11 months old and we're very much enjoying the presents (eggs) they have been leaving us every day. Our 6 year old daughter absolutely loves collecting the eggs.

    We have 2 puggles, and We also raise rabbits- 3 standard rexs, 2 rex/nz mixes, a flemish giant, and an adorable lionhead.
     
  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Welcome to the flock. Please keep an eye on the dogs, even Chihuahuas and yorkies have ended up slaughtering chickens.
     
  3. kmom08

    kmom08 New Egg

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    I was worried about them at first, so far so good. They leave them alone but unfortunately one of my dogs has been devouring the chicken poo (ewwwwwy)
     
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  4. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
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  5. dsstewart

    dsstewart New Egg

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    Hey! Welcome. I just started as well.

    D. S. Stewart
     
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  6. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Hello, and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]I'm glad you joined our community.

    Good luck with your chickens and rabbits!
     
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  7. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. Are your Sex Links, Red Sex Links or Black Sex Links. The reason I'm asking is because Isa Browns are actually Red Sex Links. Isa Brown is one of a number of labels under which some hatcheries market their Red Sex Links, which are produced by crossing a red gene rooster with a silver gene rooster. Other labels under which Red Sex Links are marketed (besides Red Sex Link) include Gold Sex Link, Brown Sex Link, Red Star, Gold Star, Golden Buff, Cinnamon Queen, Golden Comet, etc. Black Sex Links on the other hand are produced by crossing a red gene rooster with a barred gene hen. Both sex linked varieties are egg laying machines, outlaying either parent breed. It's one of the interesting quirks of hybridization. You should get loads of eggs from those 6 girls. :eek:) Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. Good luck with your flock.
     
  8. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
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  9. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    Enjoy your flock of bunnies and birds![​IMG]
     
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  10. kmom08

    kmom08 New Egg

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    Thank you for all the welcomes. They are black sex links. I originally wanted a some australorp started pullets until the local breeder informed me he couldn't tell the difference between his black giants and australorps. We're happy with the hens we ended up buying, and all 6 are very friendly and we didnt have to wait months for eggs. :) we've had them about 3 weeks so far and weve already been able to give a couple of dozen eggs to our neighbors.
     
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