New with small self sustaining farm

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by tanyajean, Aug 31, 2013.

  1. tanyajean

    tanyajean New Egg

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    This is great! We decided this year to take a leap and own some animals ( besides our kids) and now are the proud owners f 8 goats and 25 chickens and 5 ducks! So far doing pretty well, have had two minor injuries that we were able to handle and now a bigger test as the roosters sliced open the back of one of the girls, does anyone have a pattern for a chicken saddle? So no one else gets this badly? Thanks!!!
     
  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    [​IMG] sounds like that rooster needs to go to freezer camp. Injuring a hen that badly is inexcusable. There are so many free /low cost really good roosters looking for homes, there is no reason to keep an abusive one. If you go to the buy, sell, trade forum click on the side tab for "everything else for sale," at least two people on there sell chicken saddles(aprons) to protect hens backs. They won't keep a rooster from slicing open a hen but, they help protect their backs from scratches and allow their feathers to grow back.
     
  3. tanyajean

    tanyajean New Egg

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    Well all the 'red' boys are being isolated for the freezer and we are only keeping a brahma male, the red chickens were given to me, have no idea what kind they are but they are friendly as all get out and big! Heavy buggers, so should provide at couple meals this winter
     
  4. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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  5. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, tanyajean, and [​IMG]! Pleased you joined us! Good luck with your chicken saddle and your farm!
     
  6. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC - keep those excess roosters isolated from the hens. Many back/side injuries happen when several roosters are gang breeding a hen.
     
  7. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you joined us! [​IMG]
     
  8. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Happy you joined!
     
  9. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC!
     

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