new to chicken ownership

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by GoodieWhemper, Apr 4, 2017.

  1. GoodieWhemper

    GoodieWhemper New Egg

    Apr 4, 2017
    Cambridge UK
    Hi I was bought up in a household that kept hens and ducks for eggs, but at 57 I have just got 3 girls of my own. Michonne is a goldline, Maggie a Bluebelle and Carole a light Sussex. I got them at 15 weeks and I love them, six weeks later and all 3 are providing an egg a day. I have been lurking even before I got the hens reading advice on the forum. I have been looking at the good tips on keeping them from making too much noise as Carole in particular can be loud in the morning. I am going to try the tips with treats as covering the coop hasn't worked. Looking forward to discussing rather than just reading![​IMG]
    Last edited: Apr 4, 2017
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Greetings from across the pond, GoodieWhemper, and :welcome! Happy you joined our community! I don't have much advice as I live in the country and my assorted flock of guineas, geese, chickens, and turkeys can be as loud as they want and no one is around to hear them. Someone may chime in soon with some advice. You might consider posting in this forum:
    And if you'd like to converse with some fellow U.K. poultry folk, here's a link for that:
    Best wishes and thank you for joining BYC! :)
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  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
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  4. TheKindaFarmGal

    TheKindaFarmGal True BYC Addict

    May 4, 2016
    Somewhere in the Universe
    Welcome to BYC! Thanks for joining us.

    Some chickens are just louder than others, but there might be some things you can do to keep them a little quieter. Maybe try letting them out of the coop earlier and feeding them at the same time. :)
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  5. GoodieWhemper

    GoodieWhemper New Egg

    Apr 4, 2017
    Cambridge UK
    Thank you everyone [​IMG]
  6. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop
    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG] and I are the same age. [​IMG] It's never too late in life to get yourself involved in chickens. I too was raised in a household that raised chickens for eggs and meat. I sort of forgot about them until this past decade. I guess once chickens get into your blood, you can never get them out. Ha!

    Enjoy all your poultry adventures and welcome to our roost! :)
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  7. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

    Looks to me like someone is a Walking Dead fan, lol. Me too, crazy show but it's one of the few I watch.

    Thanks for joining us!
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  8. GoodieWhemper

    GoodieWhemper New Egg

    Apr 4, 2017
    Cambridge UK
    Yep love the Walking Dead ladies! My son says that getting chickens and giving them those names plus starting a kitchen garden looks like I am planning for an apocalypse!
  9. RiverStorm

    RiverStorm True BYC Addict

    Apr 3, 2017
    Southern USA
    My Coop
    Hello and [​IMG]. We left you a place on the roost[​IMG].
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  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    So glad you joined us at Backyard Chickens [​IMG]

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