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New Member from SO-CAL

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Flymomma, Mar 13, 2013.

  1. Flymomma

    Flymomma New Egg

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    Hello Everyone!
    Your site keeps popping up when I do an internet search for canning, and since I own chickens, I thought it might be a good thing to join ya'll!

    A little background, I've owned chickens for about 10-12 years, starting with about 10 Bantam chicks someone forced me to take home one day LOL Then about 2 years later, someone else gave me a roaster and a very tame rooster, and a few more hens, including a Rhode island red. About 3 years ago I figured my chickens were getting too inbred, so I procured a few green eggs, put them under my best "momma" and that little bantam hatched those giant eggs, the chicks at 2 weeks were bigger than momma. LOL

    About a year ago, I got a weimariner mix puppy and she "thinned" my number chickens. Sigh.

    Right now I have a bantam rooster and a hodge podge of hens for a total of 8
    They are free range during the day and roost in the coop at night, so, our puppy is now nocturnal LOL We only let the puppy run at night LOL

    We've had a mild winter here in southern California, so the hens have been laying all winter. We get about 3 eggs a day.

    I'd like to build up the number of hens again, but really need to figure out what to do with the puppy. LOL I managed to train 5 other dogs to leave the chickens alone, but that bird dog, just won't comply LOL

    Thanks for listening
     
  2. brahmabreeder

    brahmabreeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. Flymomma

    Flymomma New Egg

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    Thank you!!!
     
  4. ChickensRDinos

    ChickensRDinos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello and welcome from Los Angeles!
     
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  5. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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  6. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!! [​IMG] Glad you joined us!! [​IMG]
     
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    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  8. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined us!
     
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  9. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, flymomma, and [​IMG]! Happy to have you in our flock! Good luck with your flock expansion efforts..and with that dog!!
     
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  10. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
     
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