New member, pretty new to chickens too :)

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by greengeek, Nov 20, 2012.

  1. greengeek

    greengeek Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi everyone, I am a new member and just wanted to introduce myself. I am from Ontario Canada and just got my first 6 chickens 6 weeks ago. And got 12 more tonight :) safe to say I like having chickens! The first six were purchased from a large poultry farming operation - they were "finished laying" and destined for slaughter that night. I have so many eggs I don't know what to do with them, lol! I guess no one told the chickens they are done laying. Even if they are, I wanted a cadre of garden helpers so they are welcome, eggs or not.

    Great info and conversations on this site!
     
  2. alexandraintn

    alexandraintn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello from Tennessee! Newbie here myself but glad you joined and hope to hear from you. i am no expert but I know some stuff. [​IMG]
     
  3. 2coopscounting

    2coopscounting Out Of The Brooder

    Greetings from Washington, and welcome. I just joined last week, but I have been lurking around this site since before we got our first girls back in April. We started with 14 back then, but already I have built a second, larger, coop and we are up to 44. No telling where this will go, but it sure is a lot of fun!!
     
  4. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Hello from Kansas, greengeek, and [​IMG]! Happy you joined our community! Nice rescue on those "finished" layers! Best of luck to you and all your birds!!
     
  5. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  6. Chickenfan4life

    Chickenfan4life Overrun With Chickens

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    Hey there and:

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  7. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] Those hens must know you saved their lives and now they are rewarding you! But, seriously, commercial egg farms get rid of hens at a certain age, even through they're still in production. They want them to lay 100% and when they slow down, they're out. Good for you though! You should sell some of the surplus eggs to help pay for their food.
     
  8. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan [​IMG]
     
  9. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    :frow & :welcome from Alabama. Glad you joined us. Congrats on your new additions and good luck :thumbsup
     
  10. greengeek

    greengeek Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks Alexandraintn. I just may take you up on offers of advice! [​IMG]
     

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