New in Killeen Tx

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by JohnnyHarkerHts, Jan 3, 2013.

  1. JohnnyHarkerHts

    JohnnyHarkerHts Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 26, 2012
    Hi All:

    I'm Johnny. I live in Harker Heights Tx., the smaller city of the two cities that along with Killeen create the mother of all megalopoli.

    I Just have a few very small chickens, who decided to pop out a few more even smaller chickens to drive home the point that if I thought they were small.....

    Reggie is/was my first chicken and a Serama Roo who weighs in at a massive 1lb 1oz, though if you went strictly by his feathers you'd guess a few pounds at least. It's all a facade though. Visually he dwarfs the entire flock, looking like a king among the peasants. The hens, pullet and cockerels all have the classic cropped tail characteristic of the English Game Bantam.

    Originally I only intended to get Reggie the "Roo King" to see if he would be a good pet. I had read so many good things about Seramas.

    While they all proved to be true, he also turned out to be quite a letch with the cortunix quail I had, and to save them from potentially fatal misery, I sought out some female feathered company,.

    It was just a few weeks later that I came by 2 extremely small orangish on top/white on bottom English game bantam hens.

    It took me a few weeks to realize they were a bit smaller than Reggie both weighing about 14oz, as I was focused on making sure the trio was comfy and secure first by building first a coup addition, then a whole new pen for the chickens I had to if I wanted the quails to live much longer, for despite having 2 size appropriate wives to tend to, like a typical lecherous male he regularly tried to get a piece of quail tail on the side when his pullets didn't put out like he wanted.

    The results of this tawdry behavior was the reason for my first forum post.

    Apparently unusual for chickens, the hens started laying in Sept. and of the dozen eggs were able to hatch 3. The rest perished due to the early onset of cold catching me completely unprepared to handle the unexpected eggs in need of incubation.

    A broody hen is a terrible judge of her own abilities in that regard as well, for she seemed quite confident she was going to be able to hatch the whole lot.

    It quickly became clear (way faster than I've read here is the norm) that there were two cockerels and a hen, and 12 weeks later all look like they are going to be smaller than their mothers, which would make them tiny chickens by any measure.

    As a result my enormous flock stands a 6 total chickens Reggie the Rooster his two sons and a daughter as well as his two wives. While one day he may add more hens to his harem, it could be a while. I've since learned that finding hens available for sale solo (without the requirement to get a rooster) is kind of rare around here. Add in that no matter what breed she is, she has to be on the super small side, and well you should get the picture.
  2. willowbranchfarm

    willowbranchfarm Chicken Boots

    Oct 3, 2011
    My Coop
    :frow Johnny and :welcome glad you joined. Reggie sounds like an awesome rooster.
  3. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    [​IMG] Add more hens save the quail tail. [​IMG] Yours has got to be the funniest introduction that I have read to date. [​IMG]
  4. chickenpooplady

    chickenpooplady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 16, 2012
    My Coop
    [​IMG] from Highland County Ohio!!!
  5. kidcody

    kidcody Overrun With Chickens

    [​IMG] [​IMG] from washington state glad you joined us!
  6. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Dec 22, 2009
  7. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Greetings from Kansas, Johnny, and [​IMG]! Pleased you joined our flock! Good luck to you and your chickens - particularly Reggie!
  8. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

    Jun 4, 2010
    My Coop
    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
  10. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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

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