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  1. JL55940

    JL55940 Hatching

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    Hello fellow chicken owners and greetings from snowy SE MN...

    I've got a small flock of hens - 7 Blk Astralorps, and 15 Gold Stars. Have a small acreage in the middle of a heavy ag area - lots of corn and soybeans are grown in this area.

    I've had my hens for a little over a year now - raised them from day-old chicks. In the past, when my kids were young, we had roosters, feeder pigs and beef steers, but never hens - needless to say - it's been a learning curve. Luckily, I've been able to find the info I've needed for my questions here. So my thanks to all of you.


    JL
     
  2. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO.

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us!
     
  3. mymilliefleur

    mymilliefleur Keeper of the Flock

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    Welcome! Feel free to ask questions! We'll try to get you answers!
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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  5. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Crowing

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you decided to join our flock. I've raised both of your breeds for years (technically Gold Stars are hybrids and not breeds) and you have some great layers. Black Australorps are my favorite standard breed; extremely hardy, calm and gentle (my children, and now my granddaughter, made lap pets of them), and excellent layers of large, brown eggs. Gold Star is one of many labels under which some hatcheries market their Red Sex Links, which are produced by crossing a red gene rooster with a silver gene hen. Not only can the resulting offspring be sexed by color at hatching, but they are egg laying machines, outlaying either parent breed. It's one of the interesting quirks of hybridization. You should get loads of egg from those ladies. :eek:) Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck with your flock.
     
  6. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Bird is the Word

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    You have come to the right place for all the fun and learning!

    Make yourself at home here and if you have any questions about anything, feel free to ask. Welcome to our flock!
     
  7. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing

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    Welcome to BYC![​IMG] We're glad to have you. If you have any questions, feel free to ask!

    Good luck with your flock!
     
  8. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master

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    [​IMG] So glad you decided to join us.
     
  9. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.
     
  10. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     

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