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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by jadasmom, Oct 12, 2013.

  1. jadasmom

    jadasmom Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi everyone!

    I have 4 RIR chickens, I bought them from someone on craigslist (locally to me) last September. They came to me with most of their feathers missing & full of bugs, but now they look great & are pest free. :) I was told when I bought them that they were about a year old, they were laying about 1 egg each every day, but the last few months, they've slowed down quite a bit. They seem pretty healthy, they eat most everything I give them, their steady diet is organic laying pellets, & I give them fresh veggies & fruit as extra.

    I've been reading the forum for over a year now, I thought it's probably time to actually sign up & ask some questions. :)

    We live in San Diego, Southern California, & this is my first experience with chickens. I enjoy them, their eggs are great, they've gotten rid of all the bugs in the yard & their poop makes great compost material.

    Thanks for reading!
     
  2. donnamay

    donnamay Out Of The Brooder

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    Its great that they found a new and loving home with you.
     
  3. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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  4. AK Baha

    AK Baha Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello and welcome.[​IMG]
     
  5. Fierlin1182

    Fierlin1182 powered-flight

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    Hi and :welcome

    Your chickens sound great. That's fantastic that they're healthy now!
    They're probably not laying as much because the days get shorter towards winter.

    Enjoy the site :D
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    [​IMG] would love to see before and after pictures of them. Craig's list person should have been ashamed to let them get that way.
     
  7. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] I'm glad to hear your chickens ended up with such a good, caring owner.
     
  8. All Henned Up

    All Henned Up Muffs or Tufts

    Welcome and enjoy.
    [​IMG]Steve.
     
  9. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you joined us! [​IMG]
     
  10. Teri Metcalf

    Teri Metcalf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Greetings from Texas! Good for you in nursing those girls back to health. I just recently got a couple of reds, and I love their friendly personalities and chattiness. They're good layers too.
     

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