New to BYC

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by PetalumaChicken, Jan 13, 2009.

  1. PetalumaChicken

    PetalumaChicken Hatching

    Jan 13, 2009
    Petaluma, California
    Introducing myself to BYC forum. Had 4 barred rocks for about 4 years. 2 died and introduced the remaining 2, Hester and Priscilla to 2 black minorcas, Barack & Obama. It was quite a deal getting them to get along. Had to divide the pen for a couple of months or more. A little fighting when they started roosting together. When Hester & Priscilla started laying fewer eggs, renamed them Lunch & Dinner. Today just got an Americauna, Buff Brahma, Cuckoo Marana, and Dominique. The black minorcas, about 8 months old aren't too thrilled yet with the newbies, about 3 months old, so keeping them in same pen but separated. No rooster. I know they will naturally create a pecking order, even if raised together, but is there any other trick to getting the oldertimers to accept the newbies without near fatal fighting? Glad to have BYC as a source of information, and to know there are others who like having chickens in the city.
  2. bargain

    bargain Love God, Hubby & farm

    Apr 13, 2008
    Bowdon, GA
    Hi welcome aboard. I formerly lived in suburbs of atlanta but no in the country with over 350 chickens, turkeys, guineas, bunnies and milk goats and cats and dog.

    Great to have you here.
  3. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member 10 Years

    Apr 21, 2008
    West Michigan

    Glad to have you here! Your chickens' names are so cute. [​IMG] I love the look of Minorcas.

    Why not ask your question about dealing with the pecking order in the "Managing Your Flock" section of the forum? I'm sure you'll get plenty of hints and tips in no time.

    See you around! [​IMG]
  4. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

    Jul 11, 2008

    Hope you find lots of great info on here and have tons of fun !!!

    Wonderful to have you [​IMG]
  5. Cats Critters

    Cats Critters Completely Indecisive 10 Years

  6. PortageGirl

    PortageGirl Songster

    Nov 8, 2008
    Portage County, Ohio
    Welcome!! [​IMG] Hope you have lots of fun here!
  7. redoak

    redoak Songster

    Feb 27, 2008
    Russia, NY
  8. Dandelion007

    Dandelion007 Songster

    Dec 7, 2008
    Durant, OK

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