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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Guido, Nov 6, 2014.

  1. Guido

    Guido Chirping

    Nov 6, 2014
    Mold North Wales
    Hi all BYC folk,

    I'm no green twig when it comes to chickens, but I always like to learn new things.

    From a young age we have kept chickens at the family home in rural North Wales. We have had Dorkings, Orpingtons, various Bantams, good old Dolly mixtures, a pair of Black backed Malay, Rhode Island Reds, Indian game fowl, non chickens- French red legged partridge, and a Peacock at one stage.
    We would have up to 40 hens many of which would duly bugger off into the hedgerows and brood, returning weeks later with a dozen or more chicks.

    My folks have now down scaled the flock somewhat, two good layers, warren hens.

    I've been long gone from the family home and living first in Liverpool as a student and entry level worker (city centre) missed the lack of neighbours and green space to potter.
    then moved to Wirral, with enough room to start my own family.
    My eldest son liked the idea of hens, so easily swayed I bought some and a small run. We had a White Sussex and the Black Rock in my Avatar.
    The Sussex became ill and died, looked a lot like a stroke.
    Black Rock is still with us and she has a new pen mate a very well tempered Warren hen.

    We moved from Wirral and now live back in my favourite part of the world North Wales.
    We have more room and the hens enjoy a couple of weekly sessions trashing the garden, which is ok as it needs a lot of work yet anyway!

    I have a plan to build them a large run, and get a couple more hens, as we cook a lot so eggs get used frequently and we often find we run out with just 2 good layers!

    I look forward to sharing my knowledge and gleaming some insights into things I didn't know!


  2. N F C

    N F C you heard the cat, smile! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013
    Good morning and welcome to BYC and back to chickens!

    Your Warrens are what we call Red Sex Link chickens here (they go by a lot of other names too). We have 3 of them in our mixed flock and they are great layers plus very friendly birds.

    Nice to have you here!
  3. Guido

    Guido Chirping

    Nov 6, 2014
    Mold North Wales
    Thanks for the welcome.

    I'm sure across the various continents the members are from all the breeds have name variations! I can live with that, good to know the other names too.
  4. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member Project Manager 5 Years

    Jan 10, 2013
    [​IMG] So glad you joined us. I welcomed you on the baker's thread as well. Love your Avatar.
  5. Guido

    Guido Chirping

    Nov 6, 2014
    Mold North Wales
    Yes I saw that welcome, thanks!

    The Avatar, that is one of my personal favourite pics of our hens! She's such an inquisitive thing!
  6. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Bird is the Word Staff Member Premium Member 7 Years

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop
    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    So glad you could join our community!
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member 8 Years

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    [​IMG]Hi Guido, nice to meet you. So glad you joined the flock [​IMG]
  8. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

    Apr 23, 2014
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    LOVE your avatar!![​IMG]
  9. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging Premium Member

    Feb 18, 2011
    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!

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