Old hen back on a chicken forum

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by NanaKat, Feb 28, 2009.

  1. NanaKat

    NanaKat True BYC Addict Premium Member

    After years away from enjoying a forum on chickens, it took rejuvenating my flock with new chicks this week to get me back on-line. Years ago I was a member of MyChickens.com and was disappointed when it disappeared into cyberspace.

    I'm hoping to find several old friends here and look forward to making some new ones.

    I've had a henhouse for 10 years. My husband's family used to raise chickens and sell eggs back in the early 50s. We have enjoyed RIR, Leghorns, Minorcas, Wynnedot, and a few Coquin featherfeet in the past. We have incubated many times in the past.

    Since we were down to six hens and two roos, I decided to try hatching some collected eggs from our 3 RIR, 1 Minorca and a white cross. Either hatchability was affected by the age of the hens or the cold weather, because we only had two hatch.

    To Atwoods I went and there found lovely chicks: Black Australorp, New Hampshire Red, Barred Rock, Ideal 236 Leghorns, Black Minorca, and two little feather feet that I think are Black Langshans. I purchased 10 Aussie pullets and a straighrun mix of the others and a few straightrun Aussie (hoping for a roo to go with a harem). Hubby didn't even raise an eyebrow over the 43 new babies.

    All are tucked nicely into a clean water tank with a 250 watt heatlamp and the lonely two are in feather heaven.

    Besides the chickens, my hubby runs a cattleranch with his brother.
    I have a few lovebirds and we have two dogs and two cats.
    A flock of wild Canada geese call our ponds home and come up for scratch each evening.

    I look forward to reading and re-learning and visiting with other people who are just as fascinated by chickens.
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    Glad you are here.

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    North Carolina
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    Jun 11, 2008
    Humboldt/West TN
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    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member

    Apr 21, 2008
    West Michigan

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    TexHen Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 26, 2009
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    Schultz CluckN'Crow Farm

    Aug 5, 2008
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    Madisonville, TN
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