North Boston MA newbie saying hi (and in search of 2 welsummer pullets)

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by eotoole, Mar 23, 2015.

  1. eotoole

    eotoole New Egg

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    Hi Boston area chicken owners! I'm a Lexington MA area resident, and unexpected owner of a Welsummer hen.

    My spring project was sprung early on me, as my daughter just rescued (from the pot) a Welsummer hen of uncertain age and laying abilities. She's pretty docile and sweet... the hen that is.... not my daughter. Since hens are social, I'm anxious to get two more hens... preferably Mareks vaccinated pullets. Roosters are a no-no for my suburban garden. 3 hen coop is under construction and a movable predator proof run will immediately follow.

    Any help in sourcing Welsummers in the Eastern MA / Southern NH area appreciated. Other N.E appropriate (hardy) breeds with good laying abilities will be considered.... as long as they're vaccinated, not overly broody, and female. Pullets or older chicks (reliably sexed) preferred.

    Also, more generally.... Hello to any other backyard chicken peeps in my area!

    Eoin
     
  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome Eoin

    Glad you could join the flock! How nice of your daughter to rescue the hen. Once you have a post count of 20 you can participate in the buy sell trade section. Here is the link https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/67/buy-sell-trade

    Also drop by your state thread in the where am I where are you section of the forum for other chicken people in your area https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/26/where-am-i-where-are-you

    Wishing you the very best of luck in your search for some friends for your new hen.
    Enjoy BYC and all the chicken chat :frow
     
  3. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Always Thankful Premium Member

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    Hello [​IMG]and Welcome to BYC![​IMG]
    Glad to have you join! Feel free to make yourself at home!
     
  4. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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

    I hope you can find more Welsummers! Good luck with your rescued hen.
     
  5. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    Good luck finding welsummers. And enjoy your hen!
     
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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

    eotoole New Egg

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    Thank you all for the welcome :)
     
  8. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Please don't accept this as Gospel but, I have read if you add birds that have been vaccinated for Mareks, it can cause Mareks in a bird (you rescued hen) that was not vaccinated. Please visit the Marek's threads for clarity on this.
     

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