New to BYC but not to raising chickens!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by eringoodman, Aug 5, 2009.

  1. eringoodman

    eringoodman Hatching

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    hello!!

    we've been raising a small flock of laying hens for about 8 years now. we love having the hens and the fresh eggs but until recently did not take a whole lot of interest in learning about chickens. we've just been kind of making it up as we go along.

    but now we have a chicken-obsessed five-year-old who wants to know *everything* she can about them...so i thought i'd check in here!

    i'm also hoping to find some positive, friendly rooster stories as we just discovered that the above mentioned five-year-old's absolute favorite hen is a rooster.

    so hello!!! happy to be here. looking forward to getting to know everyone...

    ~erin
     
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  2. windtryst

    windtryst Songster

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    Welcome!
    Our favorite was a rooster too till he became about a year old and started going after us. He had to go as it was unsafe with the 5 yr old grandaughter...RIP Roo Roo
    Just keep an eye on your roosters and the little ones!
     
  3. gpamela3499

    gpamela3499 Songster

    Feb 26, 2009
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    This is the best family friendly place to be for chicken info.

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  4. gpamela3499

    gpamela3499 Songster

    Feb 26, 2009
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    We share a last name.
    Its my married name.
     
  5. Hollywood Chickens

    Hollywood Chickens Songster

    Mar 12, 2009
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    My australorp rooster used to kiss my mother when she held him, he was the sweetest thing but my favorite rooster was a Jersey giant he would jump into my lap for a nap and would start to snore! and the rooster were always the first ones to come when I called.
    What breed is your rooster?
     
  6. eringoodman

    eringoodman Hatching

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    Quote:ri red.

    is it ok to post a link to blogs? i just wrote about him/her tonight and shared some photos!
     
  7. eringoodman

    eringoodman Hatching

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    Our favorite was a rooster too till he became about a year old and started going after us. He had to go as it was unsafe with the 5 yr old grandaughter...RIP Roo Roo
    Just keep an eye on your roosters and the little ones!

    yeah. we've been talking to our daughter about roosters and safety. he's still very young and she carries him all around the yard...but we'll be keeping a close eye on him.

    We share a last name.
    Its my married name.

    mine too! [​IMG]

    thanks for the nice welcome everyone!!!​
     
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  8. Hollywood Chickens

    Hollywood Chickens Songster

    Mar 12, 2009
    Florida
    I know that Leghorns can get pretty mean but I don't know about RIRs
     
  9. tnlorprazer

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    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from Tenn
     
  10. Hen_House_Rocks!

    Hen_House_Rocks! Songster

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    Welcome!
     

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