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Our Roster Found Us

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by dfleener, Dec 25, 2015.

  1. dfleener

    dfleener New Egg

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    [​IMG]. Hi my family was adopted by a rooster back in October thanks to some great advice from this site we are getting the hang of caring for him. We have named him Goober and he is as spoiled as our other pets (dogs) are. We even successfully managed to nurse him through an incredibly bad case of fowl pox thanks to the support from this site and our local feed store. Still looking for a cheap way to vaccinate him against it and hoping to get him some ladies in the spring..... Our four kids adore him and my daughter who is six with behavioral issues actually has been using him as a sort of therapy (she tries to go outside and talk with him when she's upset)
     
  2. memphis

    memphis Overrun With Chickens

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    Aww. What a great story. How did he "find" you?
     
  3. dfleener

    dfleener New Egg

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    He showed up in our yard and wouldn't leave we posted ads on fb about him but the woman who claimed him wouldn't come get him so after a few days of the only time he left our yard was to walk the two youngest boys to their bus stop we got him a pen and have since winterized it.
     
  4. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. Goober is a beautiful rooster. Thanks for posting his pic. :eek:) If you haven't done so already, definitely check out our Learning Center at https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center. There is lots of useful information there. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Merry Christmas. :eek:)
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Welcome to Backyard chickens - very nice to meet you and Goober. Did you know a lot of people have house chickens, especially if they only have 1 or 2, or if they are bantams.

    There is a chance if you get Goober a harem, rooster/protective tendencies might come to the surface and he could become hostile to humans.

    You may want to check out the thread "People with house chickens." My friend has 3 - bantam hens.
     
  6. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member

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    [​IMG] glad you have joined us.

    Goober is a handsome fellow.
     
  7. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

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    I'm glad Goober ended up with a caring family that appreciates him. He's a very handsome guy and sounds very personable.

    Thanks for joining us!
     
  8. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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

    KeyFlock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] I'm glad you joined us and that Goober has a good home!
     
  10. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    Hey there dfleener Welcome to BYC!

    What a lovely story .. Goober is a cute little guy! I love it when the chickens make the decision for you .. ‘You need chickens; so here I am!’ [​IMG]
     

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