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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by clintond13, Oct 10, 2012.

  1. clintond13

    clintond13 New Egg

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    I've been using the BYC site for info for a while but just joined today. I live in Decatur GA and have 4 birds that are producing 3 eggs a day. I have a brown leghorn, a white leghorn, a golden sex link, and a black Orpington. The sex link and orpington were hand raised and really friendly. My 3yr old says the orpington is her best friend and carries her around. My Orpington started laying first and lays everyday, some times double yolks.
    Of course I built a a coop and run that ended up costing around $500 or more, but loved the work and felt like I was creating my own thing. And of course my birds spend most of the time scratching around the yard. Would love to get more birds but have to wait till my infant gets a little older before I can because I have to hand raise them from chicks and can only do it in the house.
    The diffrence between my hand raised birds and the birds I was given that were grown is so pronounced that I don't think I will ever have get another bird that is not hand raised.
     
  2. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and :welcome from Ohio. So glad to have you aboard. Congrats and good luck. :thumbsup
     
  3. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  4. Big A Chickens

    Big A Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi and [​IMG] So glad you joined us!!![​IMG]
     
  5. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined us!
     
  6. Fierlin1182

    Fierlin1182 powered-flight

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    Hi and :welcome

    Great job with your coop! I always find it impressive when someone can build their own. :lol:
    I agree with you about the hand-raised chickens, by the way. Ours will follow us and when they were smaller they would sit on our shoulders (now they don't fit... lol)
    Our neighbours buy point-of-lay hens and you can really tell, they don't really like people that much. :p

    I hope you find any info you need here, and enjoy the site!
     
  7. PFSfarmer

    PFSfarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There is a lot of great people and information here.....[​IMG]
     
  8. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, clintond13, and [​IMG]! Great to have you here! Good luck to you and your 4 birds!
     
  9. jbirds2012

    jbirds2012 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  10. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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