- Oct 1, 2009
Hi all! My name is Jill and I am a new member to this group...but not really new to chickens. We had chickens years ago, then kinda got bogged down with kids and the farm, and got rid of them. Well, 20 yrs later, the kids are grown and have kids of their own, and we have settled down and decided to get just a few for eggs. I have 4 marvleous hens (red star I believe) who give me 3 to 4 eggs everyday. But the neat part is, I have never had chickens who are as friendly as these girls are. They come running to me when I go into the pen, and even squat down at my feet and allow me to pick them up!! Never, ever thought I would fall in love with chickens, but they have taken my heart. I also have one husband for the same 37 yrs., 2 boys, 3 grandboys, 6 cats, 4 dogs, 4 horses, 2 donkeys, and 2 birds....plus my husband raises cattle, but I don't count them as pets. I live in Michigan, and the weather here is already starting to turn, feels like another bad winter headed this way. I do have a question for anyone who can answer it.....I would like to get a nice rooster to put in with my girls, will they except it? A neighbor recently gave me a hen, as all his chickens were killed by an owl except the one. Anyway, my four girls absolutely wanted nothing to do with her, and I had to send her back. She was a barred rock and they are red stars, so not sure if it was because she looked so much different from them, or just because they have always been together and she was seen as an outcast. Anyway, would appreciate anyones take on this question, will my girls accept a rooster into the flock? Thank you so much, and I really look forward to being a member!!