Pet chicken owner of about 7 years, new to the forum

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by hanzhog, Jun 19, 2019.

  1. hanzhog

    hanzhog In the Brooder

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    Howdy all,

    Not new to chickens but new to posting about them online! Came here specifically to seek some answers to an issue with one of our hens but thought I should say hello anyway.

    Currently we only have three girls as the foxes and raccoons have been VERY cruel to us- don't worry, we have stepped up our security greatly since our last tragedy, which now includes a personal security guard (as in me or my mom) while out browsing- but otherwise they get along swimmingly and are doing well. They're on the older side for laying- the Australorp, Rita, and the Blue Andalusian, Andy, must be about four or so, and the Golden Laced Wyandotte, Goldie, is two or three, though she in particular is laying pretty well. In the past we've had Speckled Sussex which are still my favorite breed we've ever had, but our whole flock of eight at the time was wiped out by a loose dog.

    Nevertheless, we carry on! Next year we'll likely get more Sussex which I am quite excited about- they were so friendly and easy to tame and, dare I say, loving!

    Thanks for reading!
     
  2. Shadrach

    Shadrach Roosterist

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    Hello hanzhog.
    Welcome to BYC.
    At their ages while the eggs are less, their characters are better developed.
    That's what I tell the elders here anyway.
     
  3. Leahs Coop

    Leahs Coop Free Ranging

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    Hello,:frow and a warm welcome to Backyard Chickens! It's great to have you here with us!
     
  4. DobieLover

    DobieLover Easily distracted by chickens

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    Hello and welcome to BYC! :frow Glad you joined.
     
  5. Hen Pen Jem

    Hen Pen Jem Crowing

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    Greetings hanzhog, Welcome to BYC! :frow
     
  6. fldiver97

    fldiver97 Enabler

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    Welcome :welcome Nice to have you here!

    Meet Harriet my Speckled Sussex.... she is 7 or 8 now ( have to check her records :oops:
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  7. 007Sean

    007Sean Pheasant Whisperer

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    Howdy :frow and Welcome to Backyard Chickens.

    Happy :ya to have you here with us. Enjoy your time here at BYC!

    Thanks for joining our community! :celebrate
     
  8. BlueBaby

    BlueBaby Enabler

    Hello, and welcome! Glad that you joined! Good luck with your current flock, and the one's that you are planning to get next year!
     
  9. Eggscaping

    Eggscaping Enjoying Life!

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    Welcome to BackYardChickens! So glad to have you here in our wonderful community of friendly, helpful, knowledgeable people!
     
  10. Eggscaping

    Eggscaping Enjoying Life!

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    And what a CUTE animated welcome gif this is! I love it!
     

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