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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by squeeky57, Aug 9, 2013.

  1. squeeky57

    squeeky57 New Egg

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    Hi. I am new to owning chickens. I recently received 2 rescue chickens. A RIR rooster and an EE hen. They were raggedy and frightened when I got them about 6-8 wks ago. I have noticed that they are looking much healthier and Red (rooster) is becoming a bit aggressive. We were getting eggs regularly from Rosie until about a wk ago. My husband discovered a clutch of six eggs on the ground under a bush. This is all a new learning experience and I have loads of questions. Do EE usually go broody? Do I just let her sit on her clutch and see what happens?
     
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  2. gvh221

    gvh221 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to BYC!! Glad you joined us! Be sure to look through the forums available; there is literally a forum for almost every question.
     
  3. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Welcome to BYC from California wine country in the Western Sierra Foothills! :frow

    Bless you for taking in rescue chickens!

    Dunno what shape MY flock would have been in had I not found BYC. I'd start out in The Learning Center portion of BYC to study the basics, then surf the various forums which are pertinent to your unanswered questions. However, unless you have an emergency or a specific health / injury within your flock, DO NOT visit the Emergencies forum because it will freak you out about keeping chickens and all the things that can go wrong - most of which you may never, ever encounter.

    Just sayin'.
     
  4. squeeky57

    squeeky57 New Egg

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    Thank you! I am checking out the forums and will absolutely stay away from the emergency forum. [​IMG]
     
  5. ChirpyChicks1

    ChirpyChicks1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to the site!
     
  6. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome! :)
     
  7. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, squeeky, and [​IMG]! Great to have you with us!
     
  8. Mrs Rebecca

    Mrs Rebecca Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello! Welcome![​IMG]
     
  9. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC. Although it is not a given, your EE may go broody. Since they are of varied genetic background, some set and others do not.
     
  10. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Happy you joined!
     

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