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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Deezuhl, Oct 16, 2015.

  1. Deezuhl

    Deezuhl Hatching

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    Hi all,

    Just got on the backyard chicken train! We were gifted 2 hens and had to get rid of one that was too noisy, so we ordered 4 day old chicks when PekPek got broody. We stuck them underneath her, and she freaked out and pecked at them initially. But I spent an hour coaxing her, telling her they were her babies and putting my hands in between her and the chicks when she pecked, and she ended up fully adopting them! So now we have 1 adult (PekPek) that I think is a Buff Orpington and 4 chicks - 2 Australorps and 2 Rhode Island Reds. The chicks are now 7 weeks old and as happy as can be. I'm still trying to figure it all out and excited to learn more from this group!

    Thanks!
     
    Last edited: Oct 16, 2015

  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    BOY, you are good[​IMG] Most broodies that refuse chicks, will keep on harming or killing them once they are alone. Welcome to Backyard Chickens.
     
  3. Frindizzle

    Frindizzle Guitar Girl <3 Premium Member

    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]Glad you joined the BYC flock! [​IMG]
     
  4. Peep-Chicken

    Peep-Chicken Crowing

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    Hello :frow and welcome to BYC!
     
  5. fishandchix1

    fishandchix1 Chirping

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    Welcome to BYC! That is a great starter flock. Australorps Orpingtons and Rhode Islands are awesome for beginners. Glad you joined us!
     
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  7. trailrider330

    trailrider330 Songster

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    Welcome to the BYC flock! We are glad you joined us!

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