Quick introduction

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by jharvey1309, Aug 28, 2011.

  1. jharvey1309

    jharvey1309 New Egg

    Aug 28, 2011
    Hello all,

    Brand new to the chicken thing. We are located in Ontario, Canada. We have had 7 red hens for about three months now that we purchased at a farm auction. I think they were not treated very well in there past life and now we are doing our best to provide them with a much better life. Out of the 7 birds only 2 of them are laying. Not sure why only two are laying.....the funny thing is that the two that are laying are the two ugly looking ones. They are missing alot of feathers and generally look very rough like they are molting. I'm hoping that the other five start up soon to but with winter on the way it may not be till spring before they come around.

    We have also purchased 8 beautiful barred rocks recently. They were 3 weeks old when we bought them and they are 9 weeks now. They are still seperate from the older red hens but will all be going into the same coop come October. by that time they will be plenty big and able to defend themselves if a squabble were to happen.

    Anyways I've been reading lots and learning. I have some questions as well but Ill continue to read before asking. Maybe I'll be able to answer them on my own.

    Great site BTW,

  2. kidcody

    kidcody Overrun With Chickens

    [​IMG] [​IMG] from WA. glad you joined us [​IMG] [​IMG]
  3. hcppam

    hcppam Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG] Hi, Jonathan from Big Bear Calif, always good to meet another feather brainier. [​IMG] [​IMG]
  4. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 3, 2007
    Oberlin, OH
    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from Ohio. So glad you joined. [​IMG]
  5. what's kickin' chicken

    what's kickin' chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 23, 2011
    [​IMG] Hi [​IMG]
  6. Amigo

    Amigo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 13, 2011
    Your house!
  7. M.sue

    M.sue Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 29, 2011
    Hello [​IMG] and Good morning from Michigan and glad you decided to jump on board!!
  8. Symphony

    Symphony Vanilla, Little Airt Airt

  9. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    [​IMG] from Kansas, Jonathan! Glad you joined the poultry community! [​IMG] Hope you fine folks are avoiding some of this heat! Best of luck with your reds and barred's! [​IMG]
  10. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Welcome to BYC. Visually inspect your red hens for lice/mites.

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