Newbie from Louisiana

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by tandc93, Jan 8, 2011.

  1. tandc93

    tandc93 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello! I've been reading on the site for a couple months and decided it was time to formally join. My husband and I have 4 children, 2 bio sons and 2 daughters adopted from China and we've submitted our paperwork to try to adopt another little girl.

    We're sort new to chickens. An acquaintance gave us 3 day old chicks late in 2009. Turned out to be 2 Japanese Cochin Bantams--one hen, one rooster--and a barred rock who grew to be huge! The hen died, pity as it was my son's pet and would lay at his feet and let him pet her. We purchased some day olds from McMurray and had just put them outside when the neighbors dogs killed them all. So we are on our second batch. They're doing really well. I think we have 13 hens and 4 roosters. Yes, I know, too many. It wasn't intentional! LOL We knew we had the 2 already. We ended up with a RIR rooster in the batch and also one we're not sure what to call it. It was a freebie thrown in and it turned out to be a rooster. It's beautiful--has the colorings of a RIR, but has feathery legs. We have to make a decision soon on who goes. Hard as they are all so different. The barred rock is one of my daughter's. The bantam is just not a problem and not enough for a meal for 6... Feather legs is too beautiful to kill and the RIR I would want in case we could get chicks, but then how would I know they were his... The barred rock is protective of the hens, but the RIR seems to be quite amorous... Thoughts?

    We're a homeschool family, live on 6 acres, and would love to have more animals!

    Excited to really dig into the forums and learn!
     
  2. Muscovies

    Muscovies Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    [​IMG] from Indiana! Not sure what to advise on your rooster situation. My hens are priority with me, so I'd keep whichever roo they seem to do best with and who is non-aggressive with people. The rest would have to go. The exception might be the bantam, if he is low key and the LF rooster puts up with him without fights. The others you could eat or try to rehome through craigslist.
     
  4. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

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  5. mgw

    mgw Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 29, 2010
    Eastern Wa.
    Welcome, from Eastern Wa.
     
  6. Desert Rooster

    Desert Rooster El Gallo Del Desierto

    Sep 4, 2010
    Hesperia, Ca
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  7. Peipooch

    Peipooch Out Of The Brooder

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    You'll really enjoy the forum!
     
  8. 3chimama

    3chimama Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 8, 2010
    Pacific Northwest
    Welcome from Oregon. Barred Rocks are my favorite. They are so sweet and friendly and great layers!
     
  9. NewHopePoultry

    NewHopePoultry Overrun With Chickens

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  10. S&N Livestock

    S&N Livestock Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 17, 2009
    southern ohio
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