New Member in Seattle

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by micheleak, Feb 5, 2014.

  1. micheleak

    micheleak Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi BYC! I've read various threads over the past year, but I officially signed up to post because I'm having a Bully hen issue. Boo.

    (1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens?

    I am new to chickens and have had my current girls for just about a year. We've been through chases with the cat, garden raiding, molting, snow, solid frozen water and we're smack in the middle of a flock introduction. It's been a learning experience!

    (2) How many chickens do you have right now?

    I have 3 established ladies and I'm in the process of adding 2 pullets.

    (3) What breeds do you have?

    I have 2 RIRs (Sass and Slow Poke), 1 Welsumer (Summer), 1 Ameraucana (Merryweather) and 1 Blue Langshan (General Orange).
     
  2. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you. You seem to have a nice, varied flock!
     
  3. micheleak

    micheleak Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you - here's hoping they can accept the new ladies sooner than later!
     
  4. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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    Good luck with your new babies and enjoy BYC!
     
  5. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you joined us! [​IMG]
     
  6. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
  7. gander007

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  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    It's common to have issues when trying to integrate new birds into an established flock. One of the better way to do so is, to partition off the coop and run, so that the new birds are on one side, separated by wire, and the oldies on the other side. This way they can see and gradually get accustomed to each other without blood shed.
     

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