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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Gorman Farm, Nov 19, 2015.

  1. Gorman Farm

    Gorman Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi all just joined a few days ago.
    We recently left the city and bought a small farm. We have hair sheep Katahdins and chickens. I fell in love with Easter Eggers and our small flock is mainly made up of them. We plan to add turkeys next year.
    Here are a few of our girls.
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    I am enjoying reading the posts here........

    Denice
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  2. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC, Denice. Glad you decided to join our flock. You have a beautiful flock. Thanks for posting the pics. :eek:) If you haven't done so already, definitely check out our Learning Center at https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center. There is lots of useful information there. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Cheers.
     
  3. Birdrain92

    Birdrain92 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome To BYC! I'm sure you're loving the colors the eggs they lay. I used to raise Ameracauna and Easter Egg chickens. Now I raise Black Australorp. 24 pullets and 1 cockerel. I also have Indian Runner ducks and peafowl. If you have questions feel free to ask questions.
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  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Flock Master Premium Member

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    Welcome to the Backyard chickens flock. You have some lovely girls.
     
  5. Gorman Farm

    Gorman Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you for the welcomes.
    Birdrain may I ask why you switched breeds? What do you like about the Black Australorp?
    I do like the colored eggs and I also have 2 mixed breed hens that give me light brown eggs.
    Here are my two mixed girls. I am raising my first batch of three ee they were from the fertile eggs
    on the gray ee and the speckled ee who were with Ameracauna rooster when I purchased them.
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    I actually made my own incubator out of a lined shoebox and nightlight. It was a fun project. All three eggs hatched and the babies are now almost 4 week old.
     
  6. Birdrain92

    Birdrain92 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I kept switching breeds since I was young and I would get catalogs from a local hatchery and I would choose breeds that I liked the birds that were great for meat, eggs, or looks. My first two breeds were White Leghorns and Barred Plymouth Rocks. Then I tried Old English Bantam, Golden Cochin, Rhode Island Red, Golden and Black Sex Links, Partridge Rock bantam, Light Brahma, White Crested Black Polish, New Hampshire Reds, Sagittas, Black Australorp, Ameracauna, Easter Eggers, Delawares, Buff Orpingtons, and Silkies. Not all in that order. As you can see I have a knowledge of a lot of birds.

    I like the Black Australorp because they were amazing egg layers and the roosters made good meat birds. Also the roosters were friendly to me as well as the hens, Black Australorps would lay longer than the other breeds I raised, and they are very hardy birds when it comes to the weather.
     
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  7. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    I've raised dozens of breeds over the past 50 years and can attest to these same qualities in Black Australorps.
     
  8. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  9. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

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    It's nice to have you here! Beautiful birds (and photos).
     
  10. bluema

    bluema Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Black Australorps are record egg layers, and with sweet personality.
    A BA hen laid 364 eggs in 365 days, and their hardiness and gentle temperament easily makes them great beginner birds. I also love their black soulful eyes.
    One rooster I had was my favorite bird of all time. He was so sweet, but I had to give him away.

    I love my Easter Eggers too - people always get amazed at the pretty blue eggs whenever I give them some. They're more flighty than BA, but one of 3 I own is exceptionally smart and a great layer as well.
     

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