Our 3 Black Sex Links

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by afroggie, Nov 24, 2014.

  1. afroggie

    afroggie New Egg

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    We started our flock this summer with six. A daytime predator dropped us to three. The three have been living happily since. (I fixed the predator entry point)

    Our girls have a house that would comfortably fit the original six. They have a 10'X15' fenced run with a roof covering most of it; but during the day they get full run of the fenced back yard.

    We have been waiting (mostly patiently) for our first eggs. Well finally after 25+ weeks we have our first egg. Then she took a day off and started again the next day. So we are now three eggs for four days. One other girl is squatting but the third is not quite ready.

    We weren't quite sure we would get eggs this year. Our weather here in NH has been cold already but I have added lighting to extend the day and make sure they get closed up in their house at night.
    They are a lot of fun and I'm glad I entered this adventure.[​IMG]

    Thank you for the great web site, it has been very helpful!
     
  2. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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  3. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you decided to join our flock. I'm sorry about the loss of your three BSLs. Black Sex Links are my favorite hens. They are hardy and friendly egg laying machines. I've raised them for years and they have been my best layers, consistently churning out more than 300 eggs per hen per year. They also lay better than any other hens I've had in really cold, winter weather. You'll get loads of eggs from those three ladies. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck with your RSLs.
     
  4. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!

    I'm sorry for your losses. [​IMG]
     
  5. N F C

    N F C doo be doo be doo Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]
     
  6. afroggie

    afroggie New Egg

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    I am enjoying the fact that I can finally pet them now that they are beginning to squat. They were too old when we got them to allow us to handle them much. And as they got older they would grab at fingers if you weren't careful when handing them scraps. Now I can pet them and even pick them up.
     
  7. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    [​IMG] Wonderful to have you here!
     
  8. chickenneighbor

    chickenneighbor Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello from Maine!
     
  9. TwoCrows

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

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    So sorry for your losses. But congrats on those first eggs!! How egg-citing!!

    Welcome to our flock!
     
  10. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member

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    [​IMG] sorry about your loss.
     

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