Newbie in Wisconsin

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by MamaHubbard, Mar 28, 2015.

  1. MamaHubbard

    MamaHubbard Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello from Titletown! Started a mini flock in October, of 4 hens and 1 roo. Just starting to get eggs, and hoping to get going on more!
     
  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Welcome to the Backyard chickens flock - always room for more.
     
  3. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided join our flock. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. What kind of chickens do you have?
     
  4. MamaHubbard

    MamaHubbard Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the welcome! I got my chickens from a friend, and I think most of them are EE mixes? 3 out of five have puffy cheeks, one is small and skinny compared to the others, and the last has a head/face that reminds me of a vulture? I only have 1 laying, but they are all in a temporary coop/run, an old converted dog house from Fleet Farm, so that may be part of the problem? IDK? I have a bin in there for a nesting box, but whoevers been laying, hasn't gotten into the box yet. I did put fresh shavings in the bin and added some plastic easter eggs I found, so we will see what happens the next few days?
     
  5. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    You're welcome. Easter Eggers are my granddaughter's (pictured in my avatar) favorite chickens. She loves their colored eggs. Good luck with your flock.
     
  6. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join the flock! Good luck with your flock I hope you have more eggs soon :fl

    Enjoy BYC and all the chicken chat :frow
     
  7. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member Project Manager

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    [​IMG] so glad you decided to join us.

    My first of 6 to start laying was also a floor layer. All others laid in the nest from day one. The floor laying continued for about 6 months and then she finally decided to move to the nests. I tried all the usual suggestions to get her to use the nest to no avail. I think she will eventually use the nest.

    Congrats on the eggs and expect the rest will start laying soon as well.
     
  8. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Hello, and welcome to BYC![​IMG] I'm glad you joined our community.

    Congratulations on the first eggs!
     
  9. Peep-Chicken

    Peep-Chicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Hello :frow and welcome to BYC!
     
  10. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined! :)
     

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