New member from phoenix

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Luvmyfury3, Feb 12, 2016.

  1. Luvmyfury3

    Luvmyfury3 In the Brooder

    Feb 12, 2016
    Hi Everyone!
    I'm a new member, but have gone to your site countless times for help and examples. I started with my chickens last year on income tax day. Chickens are quite a bit of work, but I just love them.

  2. XxMingirlxX

    XxMingirlxX Songster

    Dec 12, 2013
    Lancashire, England
    Tell us about your chickens!
  3. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member Project Manager 5 Years

    Jan 10, 2013
    [​IMG] so glad you have joined us.

    Maybe because I only have a very small flock, but mine don't require a lot of "work" for care.

    If you would offer details of your flock and management techniques, there may be some suggestions to help with reducing the work part of the adventure?
  4. doc637

    doc637 In the Brooder

    Jan 20, 2016
    Welcome to BYC! We are glad that you joined us, lot of us were long time lurkers before taking the plunge. What kind of birds do you have? (or maybe even pictures, we love pictures of chickens [​IMG] )

  5. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

    Thanks for joining us! What is it that makes keeping chickens a lot of work? Maybe we can help you out with that.
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
  7. NickyKnack

    NickyKnack Love is Silkie soft!

    Welcome to BYC and the coop! There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to joined the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around BYC.

  8. Luvmyfury3

    Luvmyfury3 In the Brooder

    Feb 12, 2016
    Thanks for the welcome! I have 3 adults (2 roosters, 1 hen that lays green eggs). 6 hens that are 5 months old, and just starting to lay eggs. Then there is 8 more hens that are 2 months old. They free range on 1/2 acre. I feed them twice a day. The little ones, though, I have a safe area that they can go to eat all the time, that the big ones can't get to. I built an 8 ft square coop that they roost in at night, and lay eggs. The little ones have their own low roosting bar in there, that the big chicks can't get to. I have to clean up the poop every 2 days. I have hay spread out so most of the poop clings to it. But I don't mind the work on the poop.
  9. NickyKnack

    NickyKnack Love is Silkie soft!

    I always wanted an EE. But they are hard to get in this area. Plus I hear they are hard to sex. At four Silkie roosters, I can't risk any more. Love the green colored eggs. :love

  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member 8 Years

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Welcome to BYC. That is a lot of roosters for only one adult hen, and a few young ones. One rooster can handle 10 hens, so it would be better to have more hens for roosters or have one less rooster. Otherwise hens can get overbred and physically damaged from too much male attention.

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