Newbie in NC

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by QChickieMama, Oct 1, 2011.

  1. QChickieMama

    QChickieMama Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 1, 2011
    Hello BYC people,

    I'm new to chickens and other poultry. We just moved mid-summer to 18 acres, and we're loving every minute of being out here!

    At the moment, we have 5 leghorns in a chicken tractor (each laying every day), 2 RIR and 2 Plymouth Rock striped and 1 blend of something that looks like the RIR but more orange (only the RIR are laying). The 2nd set is in their own chicken tractor. Then we have 4 pheasants, 6 bobwhites, and 24 coturnix. AND I just put 24 coturnix in the incubator. Whew! We're really jumped into this country living.

    We have an English Springer Spaniel that dh is training to hunt, so that's why all the game birds. In the meantime, I'm thoroughly enjoying learning how to build the coops, gather the eggs, and the while process.

    We began with the RIR and Plymouth Rocks and blend batch. The RIReds have been laying for a month or more, and we can't figure why the other 3 aren't laying yet. THey're quite large, I think they're the same age as the RIRs, but their combs and wattles haven't developed.

    Anyway, happy to be here. Hello to all!
  2. maybejoey

    maybejoey got chickenidous?

    Welcome to BYC. Lots of great people on here.[​IMG][​IMG]

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  3. vebyrd36

    vebyrd36 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 28, 2010
    New Ringgold Pa
    [​IMG]:welcome from WEST TEXAS!!!!
  4. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Welcome to BYC.
  5. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

    Jun 4, 2010
    My Coop
    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
  6. ADozenGirlz

    ADozenGirlz The Chicken Chick[IMG]emojione/assets/png/00ae.png

    Oct 18, 2009
    Welcome to BYC from Connecticut! I wouldn't worry too much about the others just yet. Different chickens reach the point of lay at different times, that's not unusual. I had a Silkie lay her first egg at 14 months!! Now THAT'S unusual!

  7. Barred Babies

    Barred Babies Red Roof Farms

    Sep 20, 2009
    Pride, La.
    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Louisiana! Glad you joined! [​IMG]
  8. kidcody

    kidcody Overrun With Chickens

    [​IMG] [​IMG] from WA. glad you joined us [​IMG] [​IMG]
  9. BusyBlonde

    BusyBlonde Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 18, 2011
    Bessemer City, NC
    Welcome to BYC! I'm in the Piedmont area of NC, so welcome, neighbor!

    I have a small flock of Barred Rocks. They were hatched (by a breeder) in early April; I started getting eggs about a month ago, and am just now getting "nearly" an egg a day per hen. I don't know how old your are, but they don't start laying as early as some of the "production" hens do (we previously had a flock of Golden Comets that laid early and every day). They will get there, it just may take a bit longer.

    Glad to have you here!
  10. jtbrown

    jtbrown Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 30, 2011
    Southeastern Ohio
    Welcome [​IMG]. Glad you are here [​IMG]

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