Newbie from the Uk

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Purple32, Sep 4, 2009.

  1. Purple32

    Purple32 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi everyone,
    I have been looking at the posts on this site for some time now and found many answers to my questions so I thought it was about time that I joined up.

    I got my frist ever 2 hens in May and my 3rd in June this year and find them quite good entertainment and addictive as I would like some more already. I am thinking that next year I will get some eggs for them to sit on and hatch as I am unable to keep a a rooster if I wish to continue living where I am without upsetting the whole village. I hope that chicks would be more accepted by the existing hens rather than introducing a pullet or 2.

    My 2 Orpinton's (Sage & Onion) are now 23 wks old but no breakfast egg as yet, I go into the garden full of hope every morning only to be confronted with disappointment:he. my Cochin (Fifi-who almost got named nugget, however I was out voted on that one) anyway she is 15wks old and is a real sweetie.

    Winter is getting ever closer here and I am already worried how they will cope in the cold months as my Orpintons huddle up together albeit in the nest box and that leaves the Couchin on a perch on her own with no one to snuggle up to to keep warm:(


    I look forward to hearing from you all:weee
     
  2. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

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    [​IMG] from Lutz,FL
     
  3. briana1975

    briana1975 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 23, 2009
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    [​IMG] I love my Orpingtons. They are the sweetest birds.
     
  4. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Orpingtons are slower layers. You should see an egg in the next week or two though. [​IMG] Hang in there! They, themselves are worth the wait for the eggs. [​IMG]
     
  5. spikennipper

    spikennipper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey! [​IMG] I'm from the UK too! where abouts are you? I'm from Kent and own 5 chickens, 2 are pekin bantam girls named Gloria and Mabel and I have 3 mixed breed youngsters also crossed with Orpington! 2 girls named Flo and Marge and a boy that Gloria hatched out 8 weeks ago when she became broody. Unfortunately the boy has to go as I too cannot keep roosters where I live [​IMG]
     
  6. eggsrcool

    eggsrcool Sussex Fanatic

    [​IMG] from Suffolk, England!! [​IMG] Hope you have a great time here!
     
  7. texasgal

    texasgal Brood with an Attitude

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    A big Texas size [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  8. michelle1017

    michelle1017 Goat Mama

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    [​IMG] Here's to hoping you will have eggs soon! [​IMG]
     
  9. Purple32

    Purple32 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi,
    Thank you to all those who have made me feel welcome as most of the people I know don't seem to understand the attraction of chickens so it's nice to be with like minded people I'm from Devon in the uk just out of interest is there anyone on here who is local to me?

    Anyway have taken a few pics today that I thought I would share, I dont often get the time to do such things as I would be at work but as it happens I got a little time off in between shifts, which means more time with me chooks

    These are my 2 Orpingtons Sage & Onion out in the garden today[​IMG]img]


    This is my Cochin Fifi [​IMG][/img]

    They all got together decided they had enough of being in front of the camera, they do say never work with animals or children [​IMG][/img]

    Here is their home, by the way the automatic pop hole opener is worth it's weight in gold (no more getting up at silly o'clock in the morning to let them out) [​IMG][/img]

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    I can only hope that in time I get to grips with getting pics and smilies on here sooner rather than later[​IMG][/img]
     
  10. Haleth

    Haleth Out Of The Brooder

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    Welcome from a Californian! It'll be interesting to hear about chicken keeping in the UK. [​IMG]
     

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