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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Campinrob, Jun 28, 2016.

  1. Campinrob

    Campinrob Just Hatched

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    I am new to chickens and I can't tell you how much fun I have had raising the 5 chickens since February and watching them grow and developed there own personalities. This forum has guided me through lots of questions and answers to help me.

    I live in Georgia, have 5 hens, and thinking I have 3 Rhode Island Reds and 1 Buff and the other is a mix and I am guessing. They are 20 weeks old this Thursday. Can't figure out who is laying, but we have had 7 small eggs the last week. They have a great Coop and runner. I let them out from time to time, but we have a lot of hawks and owls around, so I keep a close watch. I work from home, so they get plenty attention.

    I have two Labs that love the chickens and the chickens love them. Hope I can share and learn as time goes on. Any advice is always welcome. Below is a picture of one of my hens. Will share more soon and ask some questions and share my progress.

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  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] That is a lovely hen and eggs coming already? That's wonderful!
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Congratulations on the eggs . Pullet eggs start out small the gradually get up to size they should be for whatever breed.
     
  4. Campinrob

    Campinrob Just Hatched

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    Thanks so much, I have read a lot in the forum and it has guided me through all the questions. From my first day picking them up in Feb., building this massive coop & runner, feeding, to all the other questions I have had. We are now getting to the point of reward. I am looking so forward to pickling me some eggs. I remember as a kid my grandmother pickling the quale eggs we gathered from the marshes of southern Louisiana as a kid. Boy they were good and look forward as an adult doing my first chicken eggs. Many more roads to cross to get to where I want to be and I am enjoying the community here to learn and share.

    Blessings to all.
     
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  6. BuffOrpington88

    BuffOrpington88 Non-Stop

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    Congrats on the eggs! That is so exciting! And that is a pretty hen. This forum is so useful and everyone here is so helpful and nice. If you ever have any questions, feel free to ask!
    Glad you joined us! [​IMG]
     

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