New in the High Desert

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by cbascom, Mar 6, 2012.

  1. cbascom

    cbascom Out Of The Brooder

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    Well, we got our chickens last night. Sadly, their coop is not entirely done, so they will have to stay inside the hen house a few days. But... I am very excited about them...we got 3 ameraucana hens, I know everything I read says they are probably not true Ameraucana but rather Easter Eggers, but how do I tell? Also got 2 Buff Orpington/Austrolorp mixes. Along with these cute hens, (ranging in age from 10 months to 2 1/2 yrs) we got a 6 month old Ameraucana/Banty rooster.
    I am nervous about the dogs, we had chickens several years ago and one of our dogs killed them all. She is much older now and doesn't get around so well anymore, and I don't think she will be able/willing to break into the coop. But still nerve wracking.
    Anyway, I am looking forward to learning more and more about chickens, and can't wait for those eggs!
     
  2. j and bs hens

    j and bs hens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good luck with the dogs. and welcome [​IMG]
     
  3. DDNONIN2016

    DDNONIN2016 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello and welcome from Southwest Ohio...glad you joined
     
  4. MSDeb

    MSDeb Chillin' With My Peeps

    Welcome to BackYardChickens.
     
  5. emptynester

    emptynester Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello from SC! I know you are excited about your chickens! I am always excited when we get new ones. We just had 17 hatch yesterday! It's like Christmas LOL
     
  6. Barred Babies

    Barred Babies Red Roof Farms

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    [​IMG]from Louisiana!
     
  7. The Red Rooster

    The Red Rooster Poultry Observer

    Easter Egger's are not a breed, but rather a cross.

    Ameraucana's are a purebred breed and are recognized by the American Poultry Association.
     
  8. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Welcome to BYC. Dont let your dog go unsupervised around your birds. Good luck.
     
  9. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  10. greymane

    greymane Chillin' With My Peeps

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