Returning to Chicken-caretaking

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by WaterKat, May 25, 2012.

  1. WaterKat

    WaterKat Chirping

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    Hi,
    I'm Jan from California and I grew up on a small farm with a fairly large flock of around 25-30 hens plus their chicks. A new henhouse has been constructed in the back section of my property for my new flock. I currently have 3 babies (2 Barred Rocks and one Buff Orpington) and am going to select 3 adults from a friend's flock tomorrow. The babies are outgrowing their current "coop" and will be transitioned into their intermediary home some time this weekend (yes, I know they can't be put in with the adults just yet). Since I have already named each of them, including the ones I haven't picked up yet, they will be pets, and as such strictly layers and not the evening meal. I'll report back later on the breeds of tomorrow's acquisitions.
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  2. weimarmama

    weimarmama Crowing

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
     
  3. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Crowing

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    Hi and :welcome from Ohio. So glad you joined. :thumbsup
     
  4. WaterKat

    WaterKat Chirping

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    Thank you! I have distant relatives in Alabama, but none in Ohio that I know of........... It is nice to meet both of you [​IMG]
    Jan
     
  5. [​IMG] [​IMG] from washington state glad you joined us!
     
  6. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Crowing

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  7. sumi

    sumi Égalité

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    Hello and welcome to BYC!
     
  8. WaterKat

    WaterKat Chirping

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    I'm a little late on the adult chicken report [​IMG] But I have ensconced the three ladies in their new henhouse & chicken run. They are Lady Camille (the white one), Lady Henrietta (the large red one), and Princess Sophie Auguste, who has yet to be identified by breed - she has gorgeous gold flecks on her feathers, almost looks like lace.



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  9. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Free Ranging

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    What kind of a comb does the Princess have?
     
  10. WaterKat

    WaterKat Chirping

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    It is fairly large, a single one that flops a little to the left (her left).
     

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