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Reckless Chickens :)

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by reckless, Aug 27, 2013.

  1. reckless

    reckless Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey! I've been around, posting like crazy, but I don't think I ever introduced myself and my chickens!

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    I'm Bailee, but you all can call me "Reckless" or "Reck".. it's an online nickname. :p
    (Yes, I am holding a taxidermy fox in that picture, I did not mount him myself, if you have question about him feel free to ask.)

    I just recently got into chickens, earlier this year. I've had lots of other pets but never birds until now. I absolutely love them! I'm twenty years old as of July 24, and love animals. I really want to do something as a career with animals... what- I don't know yet, but I also want to do taxidermy!

    Well.. let's get to the flock!
    Currently, my main flock contains these birds:



    Olive, RSL, currently laying.
    Very friendly (with humans), treat-obsessed, and jumps on my hand when I hold it out.
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    Mallow, RSL, currently laying.
    Pretty friendly, great snuggler, formerly 3rd in the pecking order- now the bottom.
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    Teasel, RSL, not laying yet.
    Very friendly, loves treats and attention. Been having bullying issues. Used to be low on the pecking order, now higher up.
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    Nettle, RSL, currently laying.
    Pretty friendly, does the egg squats a lot, also having aggression issues. Loves her waddles pet though!
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    Laurel, Australorp, not laying yet.
    A fantastic snuggler and second in command in the pecking order. Kind of peck-y but not mean towards us.
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    Berzillia, Barred Rock, not laying yet.
    Hard to catch, but very easy to handle. Bottom of the pecking order, but above Mallow. Newest addition to this flock.
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    Lotus, Easter Egger, not laying yet.
    Pretty skittish but easy to handle once you catch her. Top of the pecking order, kind of a spaz/bully.
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    Second flock, to incorporate them into the main flock when old enough.



    Willow, splash silkie rooster.
    A bit wary of humans and very loud when startled. Pretty friendly for a rooster though! Seems like he'll be a good roo.
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    Gracey, blue/black silkie, sex unknown.
    Very docile in comparison to the silkie roosters. Sounds and looks a lot like a hen. Easy to handle and interact with.
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    Sunflower, partridge silkie pullet.
    Very calm, docile, and sweet. Trills a lot and is generally just a joy to have around. She is the newest chicken overall!
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    And now for my single pet chicken!



    Albedo, white silkie rooster.
    The first one to show he was a rooster- look at those waddles and comb! Very sweet but not as friendly as a pullet.
    Can free-range without a problem- never goes far. Fantastic snuggler.
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    And now, for my former chickens..



    Roan, Rhode Island Red rooster.
    I heard RIR roos were pretty aggressive so we traded him in for an ISA Brown hen..
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    ISA Brown pullet.
    She turned out to very extremely aggressive towards my chickens so we took her back.
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    Dahlia, Barred Rock rooster.
    We didn't plan on having any roosters at all at first because we are not free-ranging, so we traded him in for Berzillia.
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    These were our first two chickens.. meat chickens :(
    We knew they couldn't live proper happy lives so we had them processed. We couldn't do it ourselves.

    Ivy, Cornish Rock, eaten already.
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    Iris, Cornish Rock, in freezer to be eaten.
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    I have other animals too!



    Kiba, Shiba Inu, Male, 7 years in Nov.
    Lazy, fearful of people and many other things. Intense prey drive. Counter-surfer!
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    Natasha, female, 3-4 years old. Former stray.
    Named after Black Widow from Marvel/Avengers. Nervous of new people but very sweet and loving to those she knows and loves.
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    Pepper, female, 2-3 years old. Former stray.
    Named after Pepper Potts from Iron Man. Can be skittish but fantastic to nap with. Loves her belly pet.
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    Solara, Mini Rex mix, female, almost 4 years old. From Humane Society.
    Named after character in The Book of Eli. Can be sweet but generally unfriendly and skittish. :(
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    Sabriel, Dutch, male, almost 4 years old. From Humane Society.
    Very friendly and sweet, craves human attention. Broke his front left leg once. Great snuggler!
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    Silas, Chinchilla/Flemish Giant, male, 5 years old. From Humane Society.
    Very friendly and snuggly. Lazy, loves every animal and person. Big 12lb grandpa bun who loves attention!
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    And... on July 14, I lost my dog, Lady.



    She was 16 years old- I got her when I was 4-5 so I have never really known a life without her until now. She was a pitbull/chow/australian cattle dog mix and was like a sister to me. She had to be put down after a seizure affected her life dramatically, we didn't want her to suffer. I love and miss her a lot but I know it was time.

    Way back when,
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    A month or so before she had to be put down:
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    Lady was the greatest sister ever.
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    Her and Kiba used to share this bed together...
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    And now Kiba lays with enough room for Lady to join him.
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    I got some of her fur and a pawprint from her.
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    And made a necklace with some of the fur.
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    I miss her every day. Sorry this didn't mean to turn into a "rest in peace!" post! Just wanted to share :)
    Anyway, I believe that is all.


    If you want to see more pics of anything (ranging from my pets, me, my taxidermy collection..) just ask, I don't mind :) Same with questions!

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    Last edited: Aug 27, 2013
  2. SA Farm

    SA Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  4. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan [​IMG]
     
  5. ChirpyChicks1

    ChirpyChicks1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you joined us! [​IMG]
     
  7. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas and a belated [​IMG]! Pleased you joined us! Great pics!
     
  8. reckless

    reckless Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you everyone! Sorry for taking so long to respond! [​IMG]
     
  9. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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