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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by buffbrahmaboy, Aug 24, 2011.

  1. buffbrahmaboy

    buffbrahmaboy Chirping

    Hi. I'm new at raising chickens but getting into the routine with (thankfully) few problems. I started researching about a year ago and decided I wanted to raise a single breed heritage type flock. Originally I chose Chantecler but was unable to obtain timely delivery so instead purchased 26 Buff Brahmas (second choice) this past April. I wanted a friendly, pretty breed able to handle Canadian winters. One slipped an Achilles tendon while quite young and I was unable to keep it in place. The other 25 did very well I'm happy to say. They came straight run so I knew I'd eventually have to deal with excess roosters. I didn't beat the odds, though. I wound up with 7 pullets and 18 cockerels and now have a very full freezer. Currently I have 3 males left: one with the hens and the other two isolated. The one with the hens is named Lucky for obvious reasons and the other two I'll keep until the hens start laying just to make sure Lucky can do his job. They are fenced free range now and I have a smaller secure run built to keep the coyotes out during the winter. They have a large coop so I'll probably purchase another 25 next spring and perhaps let a few go broody as time goes on. BTW - great forum.
    Last edited: Aug 24, 2011

  2. hawcer

    hawcer In the Brooder

    Aug 24, 2011
    Welcome from one noob to another [​IMG]
  3. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle


  4. jtbrown

    jtbrown Songster

    Mar 30, 2011
    Southeastern Ohio
    [​IMG] I think Buffs are beautiful!
  5. redsoxs

    redsoxs Crowing

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    [​IMG] from Kansas, buffbrahmaboy! Glad you joined the chicken community here on BYC! [​IMG] Good luck with your flock! Yeah, isn't that strange on straight run chicks how so many miraculously turn out to be cockerels? [​IMG] Hmmm....
  6. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Welcome to BYC.
  7. [​IMG] [​IMG] from WA. glad you joined us [​IMG] [​IMG]

  8. Symphony

    Symphony Vanilla, Little Airt Airt

  9. Amigo

    Amigo Songster

    Jul 13, 2011
    Your house!
  10. MSDeb

    MSDeb Songster

    Welcome, glad you decided to join.

    My grandparents and parents lived in Okanogan for years. I've been there more than a few times myself. Hope you enjoy BYC and your birds.

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