Now onto second round of raising hens

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by urbanchicklove, Aug 26, 2014.

  1. urbanchicklove

    urbanchicklove Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm new to this site but not new to raising hens. I started raising chicks in 2008, lost three to raccoons the first year, then lost one to heat stroke and another to old age. Now with three old ladies who lay occasionally, I've started a new batch of mixed breed chicks in the spring. Since my coop was occupied, I started the babies inside, then moved them to garage and finally out to the coop in July. The girls still seem to separate into the young'uns and the matriarchs.

    Most disturbing, our nicest friendliest girl named Anna, is turning out to be a Rooster.

    We are vegetarians so won't eat him. Now I'm looking for a new home for him before he starts to crow and the neighbors complain.

    A friend turned me on to this site. I've known about BackYardChickens.com for years but I'm not an active Forum person, but now seemed like time to join.

    If anyone has suggestions or wants to adopt my beautiful New Hampshire Red, let me know. I'm in the Boston area.
     
  2. iwiw60

    iwiw60 Overrun With Chickens

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    Greetings from Oregon [​IMG]
     
  3. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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  4. BayBay Peepers

    BayBay Peepers Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]
     
  5. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] Glad you joined us! [​IMG]

    I'm sorry about Anna. Good luck with finding him a good home!
     
  6. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you.

    Good luck in finding "Anna" a good home!
     
  7. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! Good luck rehoming Anna.
     
  8. 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.
     
  9. arkansas55

    arkansas55 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hello and welcome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Check out the predator threads so you can beef up security and prevent attacks on your new birds. Once a predator gets an easy meal it will keep coming back unless you make it too difficult for him to get to your birds. Otherwise you will have to keep replacing birds.
     

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