newbie here... and with chickens

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Paully3, Sep 11, 2013.

  1. Paully3

    Paully3 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello all. I've been reading great information on this site for about a month or so now. We got our first 7 chickens then and built our coop. Then we proceeded to go chicken crazy! We built it big enough for max 30 birds looking ahead for babies and ended up buying 19 more pullets! So now we are at 26. That's 25 hens and one roo. We started with 6 beautiful heritage rose comb Rhode island reds and 1 majestic rose comb rir roo. They are all between 1 to 4 years old. The plan was to breed them and get some ameraucanas so we could pick out the eggs we didn't want to hatch...that lasted all of three weeks. We found some 5-6 month old pullets for a very reasonable price on craiglist and we just couldn't pass it up. Now we have barred rock, white leghorns, black australorps, araucana, ameraucana, buff Orpingtons, and some easter eggers. I can't wait for all the girls to start laying...looks like we are going to have a very colorful egg basket! I love our chickens. I will just sit in a chair in the run for a couple hours and watch them. The interaction and the way they communicate is mesmerizing. Its become my new favorite hobby.
     
  2. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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  3. Paully3

    Paully3 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you...I'm so glad to finally be a backyard chickener!
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  5. Paully3

    Paully3 Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG] This is my main man Fritz!
     
  6. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined us! That's a lovely rooster.
     
  7. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC!
     
  8. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Welcome to BYC from California wine country in the Western Sierra Foothills. :frow

    There's nothing quite like "Chicken TV," is there!?!?! :D
     
  9. Paully3

    Paully3 Out Of The Brooder

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    No,there surely isn't! Lol...I love first thing in the morning when they run around the yard flapping their wings and chest bumping. Its the funniest thing! I sit and laugh every morning!
     
  10. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    Chickens are very addictive, as you are finding out! [​IMG] and [​IMG] so glad you joined us!
     

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