Newbie from the Channel Islands

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by ClaireCI, Sep 13, 2014.

  1. ClaireCI

    ClaireCI Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello All,

    I'm brand new to keeping chicken and will no doubt be shouting for help.

    I have three Wyandottes who are now 21 weeks ( they joined us at 9 weeks) who seem happy and healthy but have yet to lay.

    I'm hoping that now the days are drawing in that they won't keep us waiting till spring I am already checking every dy in anticipation :)
     
  2. chikkenfriend

    chikkenfriend Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello and welcome!! 21 weeks? I think you're really close now!

    Glad you joined. And ask away, there is really good info here! Helped us a LOT!!

    Welcome again
     
  3. ClaireCI

    ClaireCI Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank-you, just reading all the threads has really helped.

    I know their close but I didn't realise how obsessed you could get waiting for that first egg :)
     
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  4. chikkenfriend

    chikkenfriend Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You're in trouble. First egg? Oh no. You'll get obsessed over this egg, that egg, this clutch.... Ad infinitum. Ad absurdum!!

    Ain't it great?!?!
     
  5. ClaireCI

    ClaireCI Out Of The Brooder

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    Well my husband has started to raise his eyebrows!

    We had a beautiful Blue Lace we named Geraldine who broke my hearty when at 5.30am one mooring we discovered Geraldine was actually Gerald! He had to go or my neighbours would have disowned me :(

    Gerald's replacement settled with us on day one, sitting in my lap and on my shoulder like a parrot. Having been pecked and bullied by the other two she now rules the roost.

    All I need now is that egg............
     
  6. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! Hope those first eggs show up soon!
     
  7. chikkenfriend

    chikkenfriend Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hubby knows! Lol

    Sorry to hear about Gerald but Geraldine II sounds like a sweetheart! You made out alright, in the end.

    Our Beethoven is like that. Read Superman in my signature. You can meet him there.

    *come on egg, come on egg...*
     
  8. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member

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    Ditto:

    Welcome to our group, full of crazy chicken folks.
     
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  9. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Yes, waiting on those first eggs can kill you. Ha! I have an adult flock that is laying, but waiting on some Barred Rock pullets to start laying and I am so anxious to find that first egg it is driving me crazy! [​IMG] [​IMG]

    They say patients is the key. So I sit and wait....[​IMG]

    Good luck and I hope you start to get those eggs soon! :)
     
  10. Boo Strange

    Boo Strange Out Of The Brooder

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    Nice to see snother channel islander here! :)
     

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