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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Locrawl, Nov 2, 2015.

  1. Locrawl

    Locrawl Hatching

    Oct 21, 2015
    Hi BYC!!
    I want to thank everyone who replied to my first post!! I have been pretty busy getting things settled for the new flock and working on renwable energy projects. I built two of the chicken frames posted here on BYC, they are perfect and work great so far. I added the 2 Barred Plymouth Rock chicks I spoke of, wow, they have a totally different MO and as the breeder pointed out 'will be at the bottom of the pecking order' soon. They are really sweet birds and so different than the Rhode Island Red and 'Black Americanas' (which I now believe were actually Australorps).
    I mentioned freezing insects before feeding them in my first post. I have since found a better way. For superworms and Dubias, I acquired some chip and dip plates at the local 99 cent store. I put a small amount of crumbles in the bottom of the outside ring and add about 25-50 superworms. On top I add the Dubias but only the medium size nymphs and down, maybe 20-30. The males I still freeze and thaw since males can fly a little and like to roam. I have not had this amount of insects to offer the girls in my past flock and now understand what the chickens are up to when they flick the feed with their beaks, they are looking for bugs in the grain!!
    I saw one question about the Beardies and the chickens. The Beardies live indoors here, chickens outside so they are totally safe. The Beardies do wander around the house if they get bored of their habitats and sometimes find a spot where they go dormant, bask or watch the world go by (they really like that- they enjoy TV also). One large female has been under my dresser for about 2 months and a large male in my grandsons playroom since summer. The only interaction between them is the sharing insects only the chickens eat way more insects!!

  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Missed your first post so I will say 'Welcome to BYC' on this post.
  3. Peep-Chicken

    Peep-Chicken Crowing

    Jun 10, 2013
    My Coop
    Hello :frow and welcome to BYC!
  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
  6. trailrider330

    trailrider330 Songster

    Aug 4, 2013
    Midwest America
    Welcome to the BYC flock! We are glad you joined us!

  7. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

    Great to have you here!

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