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New mommy of 8

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by NBlove, May 7, 2016.

  1. NBlove

    NBlove New Egg

    May 6, 2016
    Spanaway, WA
    Hello all, my husband and I decided we wanted to get some chickens (again). We talked my mother into getting some awhile back but she took care of them and ended up having to give them up because her lab kept eating them. We have 1 black sex link, 1 red sex link, 2 golden sex links, 1 bars rock, 1 mottled Java, 1 Ameraucana and 1 cuckoo maran. Honestly we only wanted 4 ladies. But we read you should get 25 percent more to make up for losses, I'm not sure if that's true?, and we ended up doubling what we intended. You could call it chick fever lol. Anyhoo, considering all of my girls are pretty much different, will they coincide together?
  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2014
    Yorkshire UK
    My Coop
    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join us here! What wonderful news that you have started out with chickens again. What a shame your mothers were eaten. I see no reason why all your birds cannot get along, many people have mixed flocks and do great. Just watch them to see how the pecking order sorts it's self out.

    Good luck with your new birds. Enjoy BYC and all the chicken chat :frow
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Welcome to Backyard chickens. What a shame your mother couldn't keep her chickens safe from the dog.
  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)

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