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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Chickydoo, Sep 5, 2011.

  1. Chickydoo

    Chickydoo Chirping

    Sep 4, 2011
    Fox Island, WA
    Hi! I just found BYC yesterday as I was searching for info while trying to get my new chicks into the flock. I now can't stop looking on here in all of my free time!
    I've got 5 hens and 3 new chicks. I've had chickens for about a year and a half thanks to my husbands cousins who bought chicks for my son for Easter. I always wanted chickens, but my hubby said no. They really did me a favor getting them for my son![​IMG]
    It didn't take long to fall in love with my chickens. They gave us 3, then brought out 1 more a few weeks later. My husband built a beautiful coop (still needs siding) even though he was against them. I felt like a kid getting a puppy or a kitten "I promise I'll take care of them... you won't have to do a thing".
    Out of the 4, we had one RIR rooster. He was so friendly, always wanted attention! Then he turned on us. They've always been allowed to free-range in the yard, so he came around the side of the car and tried to attack my son, who was 3 at the time. My hubby wasn't having that, so that was the end of him.
    The 3 hens became such great pets. Not sure what happened to my Aracauna, but she was no longer able to use her legs, and died. It was very upsetting. So I was left with only 2 hens. [​IMG]
    We bought 3 from an overloaded flock. They were a little hesitant to fit into our flock, but have all become great friends. 2 of them don't really like being handled, but the Delware, Foxy, changed her mind, and comes running to me whenever I come out. She hangs out with my two original girls, and they're all love to be held and pet.
    I've recently, from looking at pictures on-line, learned that my Broody hen is a Wyandotte, Penny? and the other shy girl is an Americauna, Boto. My two original gals are a RIR, Totoro, and a black Sex link, Night Fury.
    So my Penny has been broody and I couldn't break her, so I bought her some fertilized eggs to hatch. I got a little impatient this weekend and bought to chicks to sneak under her. And of course... one of the eggs hatched yesterday. So we now have 3 chicks, I know that one is a Barred Rock, Abby, and one a Buff Orpington, Daphne. I think the egg that hatched looks very much like the Barred Rock from the feed store. We'll have to see once they get bigger.
    Penny has adopted all 3 chicks and they seem to be thriving.

    So, I've given you the run down on my flock, which took a lot longer than I planned. I can't seem to get enough about chickens! I am a dental assistant, and I swear once a day I end up talking chickens with patients... surprising how many people have them! Always a fun topic [​IMG]

    Plus, best of all... My husband deep down really likes the chickens. He pretends not to but I find him telling me which ones are his favorite and why! But don't call him on it... He'll deny it til the end!
  2. maybejoey

    maybejoey got chickenidous?

  3. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

    Nov 27, 2008
    Glen St Mary, Florida
    Welcome to BYC.
  4. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Crowing

    Mar 2, 2011
    Knee Deep
    [​IMG] hope you find any and all you'll need in the line of information.
  5. hcppam

    hcppam Songster

    [​IMG] Hi, from big bear, you'll love all the info you get here! [​IMG] [​IMG]
  6. [​IMG] [​IMG] from WA. glad you joined us [​IMG] [​IMG]
  7. weimarmama

    weimarmama Crowing

    Jun 4, 2010
    My Coop
    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from soggy Alabama. Glad you joined us. Congrats on your new chicks [​IMG]
  8. smarquis86

    smarquis86 Songster

    Apr 17, 2011
    Yakima, WA
    [​IMG] from Yakima, WA glad you could join us. my rir rooster turned on us as well it sounds like they had the same fate
  9. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Crowing

    Aug 3, 2007
    Oberlin, OH
    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from Ohio. So glad you joined. [​IMG]
  10. brahmakid11

    brahmakid11 Songster

    Aug 23, 2011
    sitting on the toilet
    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] welcome to byc
    Last edited: Sep 6, 2011

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