New to the farm life.

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by pinkie922, Mar 17, 2017.

  1. pinkie922

    pinkie922 New Egg

    Mar 17, 2017
    Caddo Gap
    Hi! I'm Shonda. I'm very new to the farm life. We live in Arkansas, out in the sticks. We currently have 8 chickens which consist of:
    2 Rhode Island reds (1 may be a roo)
    2 brown leghorns
    2 black jersey giants
    1 cochin rooster
    1 spitzhauben

    I'm still working on sexing a few of them. I was sure my Spitz was a male, apparently I was wrong! 1 of the RIR has a larger comb and it's red already whereas the other is small and not red. It also has reddening areas where it's woddles are coming in. They are approx. 7 maybe 8 weeks old. We are just starting this adventure. We have our 8 chickens, 1 pregnant sow, and 3 dogs plus put 3 wild kids. [​IMG]
  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
  3. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Greetings from Kansas, Shonda, and [​IMG]! Great to have you in our community! Best wishes to you and all of your critters!! [​IMG]
  4. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

    Hi Shonda, it's great to have you here!
  5. wwest

    wwest New Egg

    Feb 10, 2017
    I am new to this as well. When did you start noticing the red on your RIR? I have two and think they are both hens, but they are 6 hopefully I will start to see in the next few weeks for sure. I do have 3 roos from sex links and one has started getting its waddles and more pronounced combs. But two haven't gotten any red waddles starting yet, so I know it could still be a little early. They all hatched at the same time. Good Luck on your new adventure!
  6. pinkie922

    pinkie922 New Egg

    Mar 17, 2017
    Caddo Gap
    just within the last week or so My RIR comb and down by woddle area started turning red. They are all starting to fight and pick at each other. I know it's time to get them set up outside.
  7. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under Shonda [​IMG] Welcome!

    As you have already received links to some good starting points from Ken, I will just wish you all the best.

    I hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun.

    If you would like to share pictures and stories of your flock, you have come to the right place. BYC’ers never tire of these and do not back away slowly or commence eye rolling when the photo album or home videos come out [​IMG]
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Very nice to meet you Shonda, Hope you will enjoy BYC as much as we do. [​IMG]

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by