New member from NC

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Zhezahn, Jan 28, 2013.

  1. Zhezahn

    Zhezahn New Egg

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    Hi, everyone,
    I'm new to the list and fairly new to chickens. We're a small horse farm in northcentral NC. Currently, we have only 4 hens: 1 Buckeye cross, 2 Blue Copper Marans, and 1 Gold Buff Marans. Sadly, a predator took our beautiful Silver Cuckoo Marans rooster about two weeks ago.

    We let our chickens roam our farm most days and they go back to roost in their pen at night. Our Gold Buff hen went missing the end of December and we feared the worst, but found her around New Year's Day in an abandoned dog house, calmly sitting on 16 eggs! It was the first time any of our girls had gone broody since we got them early last spring. It seemed odd because it was so early (and cold!), but we left her alone. Last Monday, we were blessed with 12 sweet little chicks. Because the temps dropped to the teens overnight last week, we brought the babies into the house and put them under a heat lamp. So far, they're doing well, and we're thankful for the legacy from our rooster.

    I look forward to learning from you all!
    Bonnie Earnhardt
    Mebane, NC


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  2. chickenpooplady

    chickenpooplady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] from Highland County Ohio and God Bless!!! The chicks are so cute! Good luck with them!
     
  3. AlienChick

    AlienChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congratulations on your new baby chicks!
    You have such a good broody mom!!
    Glad you joined us over here.


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  4. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] Congrats on the chicks!
     
  5. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, Zhezahn, and [​IMG]! Pleased to have you in our community! Good luck to you and your hatchlings!!
     
  6. Going Bhonkers

    Going Bhonkers Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC, and good luck with your chicks. Keep an eye out for that predator.
     
  8. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!!
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    Glad you joined us!!!
     
  9. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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