New to forum from VA

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by NanaM, May 7, 2011.

  1. NanaM

    NanaM New Egg

    May 6, 2011
    Hi all, I've just joined but have been using the sight since last year. I'm from Southeast VA. We got our first bantam last July, 2010 from a farmer friend. That started my love. Then we went back and got some 6 week old chicks and he gave us a straight run of 17 and another bantam. Come to find out as they grew that they were black copper marans. They are beautiful and the sweetest creatures! They love to be held and feed by hand. So obviously we had to cull the 9 roosters but kept the best two. Which left me with 6 hens. I'm a numbers person. Back in April I bought an icubator and set 35 eggs. Guess how many hatched? 27! Can you believe it? They are adorable little black fuzzies. I'll have to figure out how to post some pics. Funny thing is, I think one of my bantam roosters mated with a marans hen because I have 3 light brown striped chicks. I didn't think they could do that! Enjoying my babies. This sight has been invaluable to me. Thanks everyone.

    BTW, I am also blessed with 5 kids, 1 grandchild and a husband and 2 dogs.
  2. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Welcome to BYC.
  3. white01

    white01 Brady Brook Poultry

    May 11, 2010
    West Enfield,Maine
    [​IMG] [​IMG] from Maine
  4. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 3, 2007
    Oberlin, OH
    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from Ohio. So glad you joined. Congrats on a great hatch. [​IMG]
  5. ghillie

    ghillie Hen Pecked

    Nov 13, 2008
    Colorado Springs, Co
  6. crtrlovr

    crtrlovr Still chillin' with my peeps

    Hi there! Glad you decided to join us! As for one of your little guys sneaking in some "romance time" with your full-sized hens, yes, trust me, it can be done. My little guys are nothing if not determined.... [​IMG] I guess the old saying "where there's a will, there's a way" really IS true...
  7. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

    Jun 4, 2010
    My Coop
    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Congrats on your hatch [​IMG]
  8. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

    Feb 24, 2009
    Strasburg Ohio
    Welcome Nana! Sounds like you're really enjoying your chickens......Breeding...incubating.....Sounds like fun!

  9. mlward

    mlward Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 19, 2010
    Tuscarora, NY
    Welcome from NY! [​IMG] And yes, those bantams are frisky devils! My only rooster is a bantam and my hens are 5 orps and 1 brahma bantam. I just hatched 2 mixed chicks. Cuties! [​IMG]
  10. Desert Rooster

    Desert Rooster El Gallo Del Desierto

    Sep 4, 2010
    Hesperia, Ca
    Hello [​IMG] from Hesperia,CA and [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

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