New to Chickens...

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Butterflychicks, May 11, 2010.

  1. Butterflychicks

    Butterflychicks Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello, just wanted to introduce myself and say hello !

    I rescued a Rooster a couple of months ago because a friend called and said he had shown up outside her bedroom window earlier in the week and if someone didn't come and get him she was going to shoot him. I was going to be getting some chicks in a couple of weeks and so she thought I would make a good home for him.

    I took him in, open arms, but soon realised that he needed company to stop him wandering off, the chicks wouldn't be any good to him as he was already fully grown, so I accepted another egg laying female, then I was offered two more.

    A couple of weeks later my chicks arrived. I had ordered both for meat and for eggs. So now I have loads of chickens [​IMG]

    I am loving the experience, I have a big barn with two coup areas. One with an outside enclosure and one without. I am keeping the meat birds in the space with the outside enclosure.

    The fully grown egg layers roam loose with the Rooster. When they see me coming, they charge at me because they know I am going to feed them some corn. It makes me laugh and I just love hanging out with them at odd times during my day. They make me smile [​IMG]

    Now I need to learn a few things and am having a few issues with my meat birds, so will be asking questions and look forward to getting answers.

    For now though, I just wanted to say Hi.
     
  2. Princess Amri

    Princess Amri Is Mostly Harmless

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    Welcome! Aren't chickens wonderful? [​IMG]
     
  3. ChickensRCool

    ChickensRCool Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. Enjaytoo

    Enjaytoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from Ohio. What a nice person you are for rescuring a rooster. Now look at you, a full fledge chicken owner. [​IMG] My only suggestion is if possible to raise your meat birds separtely. [​IMG]
     
  6. Butterflychicks

    Butterflychicks Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the welcome everyone. Having chickens has changed my life !

    [​IMG] I love my Rooster, his name is Noble and he loves his new girls. He is not mean to them at all and they love him [​IMG]

    I am keeping the meat birds separate from the layers, my barn space is quite large so they both have plenty of space.

    I will post photographs later... I am a bit of a camera geek!

    Thanks [​IMG]
     
  7. BarredBuff

    BarredBuff Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from S. Florida! Glad you joined us! [​IMG]
     
  9. LarryPQ

    LarryPQ Easter Hatch!!

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  10. Cindiloohoo

    Cindiloohoo Quiet as a Church Mouse

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    [​IMG] from Tennessee!!
     

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