New to posting, have an in town "farm" with 3 chickens

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Eugenefarmer, Sep 23, 2009.

  1. Eugenefarmer

    Eugenefarmer New Egg

    Sep 23, 2009
    Eugene, OR
    Good afternoon, everyone! My husband, roommates, and I are discovering the wild, wacky world of chickens. I've never before owned chickens, and am continually surprised by their personalities, intelligence, and strange behaviors. We bought 7 day old chicks of various breeds back in March, and through domestic predators ( i.e. dogs and cats) we only have 3 full grown hens left. Those 3 are now happy, healthy, and between 2 of them, laying 1 small egg a day. Olivia, our Barred Plymouth Rock gained about 3 lbs in 2 weeks and is quite a character. Sunset, the Rhode Island Red seems rather stand offish, but is a good layer. Honey, an Easter Egger is the least friendly of the bunch, and as far as I can tell hasn't layed anything yet, unless she is very good at hiding them.

    Besides them, we've got a pleasant handful with 2 dogs, 4 cats, and some fish. Well thanks for giving this a read and hopefully you'all can help me out with my chicken disfunctions.
  2. pringle

    pringle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 16, 2009
  3. fldiver97

    fldiver97 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 5, 2009
    Middleton, WI
    [​IMG] from WI. One of my chickens laid her first egg Saturday. Three eggs in 5 days from her. That was at 24 weeks...the others, including the EE have not laid yet....Give it a little time, it should happen soon. [​IMG]
  4. briana1975

    briana1975 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 23, 2009
    Carleton Mi.
  5. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

    Jul 24, 2009
  6. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

    May 19, 2008
    Western MA
    Welcome! [​IMG]
  7. flakey chick

    flakey chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 3, 2007
    I have 3 hens too, and I think it is the perfect size for a small flock.It's easily manageable and when one is in the box, the other two still have company. [​IMG]
  8. mullers3acers

    mullers3acers Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 9, 2007
    la porte, In
  9. Ol'FashionHen

    Ol'FashionHen Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 24, 2008
    The South
    [​IMG] from KY.
  10. texasgal

    texasgal Brood with an Attitude

    Apr 18, 2009
    A Big Texas size [​IMG] [​IMG]

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