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NEWBIES from Southeast, Florida.

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by k4lcd, Nov 17, 2009.

  1. k4lcd

    k4lcd New Egg

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    Good morning and greetings to all!

    We are so pleased to have joined this group.

    The following link is a slideshow to our new chicken tractor and our recently acquired new to Rhode Island Red Pullets.

    http://s856.photobucket.com/albums/ab123/k4lcd/?albumview=slideshow

    We are trying to learn to be successful backyard small egg producers for
    our family consumption.

    After initially failing to get started by purchasing sick young broilers which
    we returned, we are beginning again and we have been able to get one quite
    mature Rhode Island Red pullet almost ready to begin laying and one much
    younger pullet or perhaps almost pullet Rhode Island Red. Our goal is to have
    eventually a total of no more than five healthy laying hens of that breed.

    We got these initial two last Saturday.

    They appear to be healthy from our examination, but we are being faced with the
    following behavioral problem:

    The older pullet, aggressively attacks the younger (without hurting her, so far)
    scaring the younger one to the point where she hides in the nesting box. The
    older one is constantly provoking the younger one.

    We examined the beak of the older pullet and it is not sharp, but round, so we
    decided not to trim it more.

    We did not know that we were going to have to be chicken psychologists too.

    We welcome any advise.

    Sincerely and thanks,

    Ofelia and Juan from Southeast, Florida
     
  2. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

    Jul 24, 2009
    Lutz,FL
    I love the slideshow and [​IMG] from Lutz,FL! [​IMG]
     
  3. hen-thusiast

    hen-thusiast Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 8, 2009
    Utah
    [​IMG] from UT! Glad you joined us!
     
  4. michelle1017

    michelle1017 Goat Mama

    Aug 21, 2008
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  5. rainplace

    rainplace Interstellar Duck Academy

    [​IMG] from Western Washington! Glad you found us. [​IMG]
     
  6. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    Hi Ofelia and Juan! [​IMG] from Pompano Beach, Florida! Its great to have you here with us!
     
  7. bargain

    bargain Love God, Hubby & farm Premium Member

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    [​IMG] from our small organic principalled farm where we raise and sell milk goats, bunnies/rabbits, hatching eggsand babies from: guineas, turkeys, chickens of all kinds, ducks. Also sell chemical free veggies and cooking herbs and flowers. Enjoy BYC and have a blessed day.
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    (Re. your questions, sounds like they are establishing normal pecking order....It the pecked on one still able to get to food and water and is it doing alright other than hiding..
     
  8. ThePamperedPullet

    ThePamperedPullet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to BYC from The Pampered Pullets Farm in North Central Florida
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  9. Brick243

    Brick243 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Nice chicken tractor. RIR's are my favorite.
     
  10. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

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