new to backyard chickens

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by jamieandgarrett, Sep 12, 2012.

  1. jamieandgarrett

    jamieandgarrett New Egg

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    Just want to say hello. We have 9 hens and 1 roo 6 hens are barred rocks and 3 hens are australorpes and so is the roo.
     
  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  3. rekkas peeps

    rekkas peeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    WELOCOME TO THE CLUB!!!! [​IMG]
     
  4. jamieandgarrett

    jamieandgarrett New Egg

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    Ok gotta question and I don't know how to start a thread on a dif topic yet lol. My neighbors chickens free range. I would like for mine to as well I just don't know if they would go join the neighbors chickens or not.
     
  5. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Chickens tend to flock together so it is possible they would go off with them.
     
  6. jamieandgarrett

    jamieandgarrett New Egg

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    Ok thank you that is what I was afraid of.
     
  7. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan [​IMG]

    To start a new thread, first of all find the section of the forum that fits your question best - for example,

    Forum - Raising Backyard Chickens - Managing your Flock

    Once there, look just below the section name (eg, Managing your Flock), and you will see a blue box that says "Start a new thread". Click on that and you are off and running.

    Your chickens are very likely to mix with others in the area, and may even move away from home if they like it enough over there.
     
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  8. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] from California!
     
  9. jbirds2012

    jbirds2012 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  10. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined us!
    Chickens are funny creatures. They may like your neighbour's chickens and go hang out with them and they may be a bit funny with these "strangers" and let the feathers fly. Another thing to consider is that your neighbour may not appreciate your flock hanging out by him/her. I think the best thing to do is make sure you have a secure, chicken proof fence between you and the neighbours. You know that saying "Good fences makes good neighbours"?
     

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