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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by CrispyJ, Nov 5, 2013.

  1. CrispyJ

    CrispyJ Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello,
    My name is Chris, and I have just adopted four ex-battery hens. They have already taken to their new spacious coop. I'll post some photos along the way to track their return to looking like a healthy bird.
    Cheers,
    Chris.[​IMG]
     
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    Congratulations and welcome. It will be interesting to see how their egg laying goes over the years. Do they think they died and went to battery chicken heaven? Do you know the breed?
     
  3. CrispyJ

    CrispyJ Out Of The Brooder

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    I actually don't know. Now I've read up on it, I'd like to find out. I'll let you know as soon as I find out. They did look pretty happy, that said, they had been rescued a week earlier, and wormed and vaccinated by their rescuers. So they had been free ranging before I got them. They cost $6.00 Australian each, and already me and the kids have been entertained and endeared to.
     
  4. chickenboy190

    chickenboy190 Overrun With Chickens

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  5. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC!
     
  6. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome to BYC!
     
  7. CrispyJ

    CrispyJ Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks guys.
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    [​IMG] At least they should be warm enough in your spring weather. Here, they would freeze without a winter coat. How nice of you to rescue them.

    If you don't mind a comment, any predator can slice thru chicken wire like a knife thru butter. This especially includes dogs, neighbors allow to run loose. They will be much safer if you replace the chicken wire with 1/2" hardware cloth affixed tightly to a sturdy frame.
     
  9. All Henned Up

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    Welcome and enjoy!
    Steve, :frow
     
  10. AK Baha

    AK Baha Chillin' With My Peeps

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