Newbie in central Texas

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by doubleott, Jan 31, 2016.

  1. doubleott

    doubleott Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 31, 2016
    Briggs Texas
    My name is Tonya, and we got our first three hens about a week ago. We planned on getting some when spring sprung, but we had a stray rooster show up and he was lonely. So hubby got 3 rir from his buddy. And they are quickly becoming a favorite past time. We got our first egg yesterday, and another today. The girls hadn't started laying yet when we got them, so we were like kids at Christmas yesterday morning when I found the first egg. We also have a pair of Muscovy ducks, 2 mini donkeys, 2 horses, and 6 baby bunnies, and will have 2 Nigerian dwarf goats as soon as they are weened. So our little farm is growing fast. But I want more chickens,and female Muscovy's... Gotta keep the boys happy. Lol
  2. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

    Alright Tonya, [​IMG] great to have you joining the BYC flock [​IMG]

    BYC has a very nice Learning Center it could be useful to you [​IMG]

    That is quit a nice growing farm with all the animals I always have the grand kids help me out to feed and water my chickens geese ducks and guinea when they come over .. [​IMG]

    There is a Trend called How Many egg's you get today you can type that in at the top and you can share all your daily glory like the rest of us and it is Easter for us every day finding our eggs and keeping a count and sheering our experiences with each other [​IMG]

    RIR hens really produce a quality egg you choose well my young girls just started last week and are giving me an egg every other day and I only hatched them out in August [​IMG]
  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi Tonya - glad that you have joined us. Its good to hear that chicken maths is already kicking in [​IMG] There's nothing better than when a girl lays her first egg - i am patiently (yeah, right) waiting for 5 of mine to get on with it myself!

    All the best
  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Doesn't take much to make a rooster happy BUT, happy hens are the ones who lay eggs for you.[​IMG]
  6. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013
  7. NickyKnack

    NickyKnack Love is Silkie soft!

    Hello Tonya!
    Welcome to BYC and the coop! There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to join the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around BYC.

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