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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Toniz63, Jul 18, 2016.

  1. Toniz63

    Toniz63 Hatching

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    Hello everyone! My family and I are relatively new to chickens. We started last year with 6 Brahma chicks. Five turned out to be hens and we ended up with one HUGE rooster (The King himself Fancy Flufferbottom)! This spring we lost 3 hens to a fox and my husband bought 4 new chicks. He picked up another 5 chicks from the overflow (9 Wyandottes). My daughter then got 6 Rhode Island Reds for her birthday! In addition to our new 15 chicks, we added 3 ducklings to the flock.
     

  2. pattyhen

    pattyhen Chicks Ducks oh my

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    [​IMG]Welcome to byc. It's a great website.

    It sounds like you have chicken math going on there. You lose 3 then buy 5 then you get another 6 and wonder how you ended up with so many.
     
  3. limited25

    limited25 Songster

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    [​IMG]Welcome to BYC, glad you have joined us.
     
  4. Toniz63

    Toniz63 Hatching

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    Chicken math! Lose 3 and add 15! That's about the size of it. We're going to need a bigger coop! :)
     
  5. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    So glad you could join our community!

    I hope your feathered flock continues to bring you great joy.

    Welcome to our roost! :)
     
  6. CluckerCottage

    CluckerCottage Songster

    [​IMG]The CHICKEN MATH is real!

    "This spring we lost 3 hens to a fox".........
    Is your coop/run now secure?
    Best wishes!
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Welcome to Backyard chickens.
     

  8. Toniz63

    Toniz63 Hatching

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    "This spring we lost 3 hens to a fox".........‚Äč
    Is your coop/run now secure?
    Best wishes!
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    They were free ranging at the time. We have moved since then and built a bigger fence.
     
    Last edited: Jul 19, 2016
  9. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     

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