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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by CalvinHabba, Dec 23, 2013.

  1. CalvinHabba

    CalvinHabba Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 23, 2013
    Hello! I cucurrently own 16 chikens. It is my first time ever owning chickens and i love it. They are all girls, and the average age is About 17 weeks old. Some are older though. Now 3 are laying eggs both big and small. I got the 12 littlest ones from Purely Poultry. A great website. And that is about it.[​IMG]
  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
  3. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer Premium Member

    May 11, 2010
  4. petrel

    petrel Chats with Chickens

    Congratulations on your new flock! Welcome to BYC.
  5. CalvinHabba

    CalvinHabba Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 23, 2013
    Thank you so much. Since it is winter i decided to let them stay in the coop which is fairly large (about 8 ft by 8 ft) and very high. Mostly all of the chickens are still small so i am waiting untill spring to finaly let them out. There are also 2 rabbits living with them :)[​IMG]
  6. joannefiddler

    joannefiddler Chillin' With My Peeps

    Welcome! Looks like you have a nice assortment of ladies! I'll put a plug in here for getting a rooster to help care for your girls. If you're not in a restricted area, I think you might find the interaction between the roos and the girls most entertaining. One of the most valuable things I've learned here is a foolproof hard boiled egg method. Usually very fresh eggs are difficult to peel, but just in case you're looking for a tip, here it is:
    1. Bring pot of salted water to a boil.
    2. Carefully drop eggs into water and set timer for 14 minutes.
    3. Remove pot and run cold water into it until you can stand to touch the eggs.
    4. Take each egg out and give it a light tap on the side to just crack the shell.
    5. Put cracked eggs back in pot and let set in the cool water a bit until you're ready to peel.
    6. Peel and enjoy [​IMG]
    7. Scrunch the shells up well and give them back to the girls.
    Credit for this method goes to Ben of BensHens fame.

    Merry Christmas!
  7. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Welcome to BYC.
  8. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 8, 2012
    Northern California
    Welcome to BYC!
  9. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

    Feb 18, 2011
    Hello :frow Welcome to BYC and Happy Holidays!

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