New member from Pennsylvania

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Ambrose09, Sep 4, 2014.

  1. Ambrose09

    Ambrose09 Hatching

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    My wife and I just started our own little flock this past spring. We have 2 Dixie Rainbow, 1 Araucauna hen and 1 rooster and 1 Rhode Island Red. Plus 6 guineas. I look forward to learning some new things from everyone on here. [​IMG][/IMG]
     
  2. Ambrose09

    Ambrose09 Hatching

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  3. dekel18042

    dekel18042 Songster

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    Welcome!
    Is that your daughter? What a cutie.

    Sounds like you have an interesting mixed flock. What can you tell us about the Dixie rainbows? I've heard about them, but never the pros and cons from someone who owns any.
     
  4. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing

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    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!

    Feel free to ask lots of questions! We're all here to help. [​IMG] You have a beautiful flock!
     
  5. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
  6. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Bird is the Word

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Cute little flock! The pic of your daughter is priceless. [​IMG]

    Enjoy all your adventures and welcome to our flock!
     
  7. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you. If you have any questions, feel free to ask!

    You have a beautiful flock!
     
  8. Ambrose09

    Ambrose09 Hatching

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    Thanks for the welcome! The Dixie Rainbows are a very large breed. From what I read they were originally grown to be a meat chicken. My 2 hens are just as tall and a lot thicker than my rooster, Robbie. You can definitely tell they were bred to for the meat. They're pretty laid back as well. In fact all my flock gets along very well. Except the 2 more mature guineas. They seem to push the chickens around. Also when can I expect some eggs? These were purchased as a few day old chicks the week before easter. Also can anyone tell me more about the temperament of my rooster? He's really calm right now but just wondering if he'll get more aggressive with age.
     
  9. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons

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

    Cute flock!:)
     
  10. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Crowing

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. Your daughter is adorable. Raising chickens is a great experience for children. My granddaughter (pictured in my avatar) loves our chickens. She names our hens after Disney princesses and has made lap pets out of our Black Australorps and Buff Orpingtons. :eek:) I don't know about Guinea eggs (you can post on our Guinea section at https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/45/guinea-fowl, but chickens usually begin laying from 20-24 weeks (sometimes a little earlier than that, sometimes a little later). As far a the temperament of your Dixie Rainbow rooster (also sold as Pioneers) I've never had any so I can't answer that, but there is a very thorough thread on them at https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/885429/pioneer-meat-birds-the-good-the-bad-and-the-very-very-ugly. Please feel free to ask any other questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck with your flock.
     

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