New to chickens

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Cinderellasnickers08, Aug 7, 2010.

  1. Cinderellasnickers08

    Cinderellasnickers08 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 13 chickens total. It wasn't supposed to be more than 6, but ya just
    keep getting more & more when ya least expect it.[​IMG] New to the chicken world. Learning more about them every day.
    2 are New Hampshire Reds, 2 Australorps, a pair of black silkies, a pair of white silkies with a spare extra rooster, & 4 Silver Laced Wyandottes which 2 of them are roosters. Planning on adding a pair of Columbian Wyandottes soon or White Wyandottes, not sure yet on which to go with.

    Our house hold also has 2 showdog Australian Shepherds, a mixed black Lab, a black Persian older cat, a Flame Point Himalayan cat, a grey tiger tabby cat, and if you can have a red cat, we have the reddist marmalade painted tomcat youngen that I've ever seen. This doesn't count the 18 small Japanese Corturnix Quail and 2 older 4H rabbits also. So it's always busy around here.[​IMG]
     
  2. tnchickenut

    tnchickenut It's all about the Dels!

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    I predict 13 will turn into 31 and 31 into 131 in two years! Be careful! They are addictive.

    PS I'd go with white wyandotte. I'm not a fan of Columbian or Light anythings. However, I'm the biggest fan of Delawares... probrably why I don't like a heavy black hackle.

    I got some bantam white wyandottes and they are precious.
     
  3. Cinderellasnickers08

    Cinderellasnickers08 Out Of The Brooder

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    tnchickennut,

    Thanks on the advice, I'll keep it in mind. Most of my birds are going to be big ones. Teenagers in the birdworld still. Silly things all the time:)

    And yes I see what you mean, they are addictive! I'm always thinking about chickens it seems:weee
     
  4. tnchickenut

    tnchickenut It's all about the Dels!

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    OMG! You don't even know. I have found that people try to converse with me about normal stuff and I can't help it... I turn it around to chickens everytime! Sometimes I don't even listen to them... I turn them off and think about coops and breeding pens and hatching and who I can breed to who to get this or that. It's probrably a dibilitating addiction, but I'm not going to go telling anyone officially. They will medicate me and life would be boring! lol.

    I did really good today. Went to a local trade and sold 4 - didn't buy any. Then I went to the TSC and they had new chicks in and I didn't get any! We are making progress.... not really. i got 25 comming in from hatchery for "eatting eggs" and 34 of my own eggs in the incubator, 21 in the brooder, 4 from the neighbor who lost her whole flock to dogs except the 4 chicks... so now I have them because she is getting out of it... and those are the ones in the house!! I got about 175-200 more outside. You should see how much I spend on fencing!
     
  5. Barred Babies

    Barred Babies Red Roof Farms

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    Yes, this Chicken world is VERY addicting!! [​IMG]

    Missi
     

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