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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Dolivo, May 29, 2016.

  1. Dolivo

    Dolivo Out Of The Brooder

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    So they are 6 weeks old and i opened the door to their yard........
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    Will they come out or will they act like a bunch of chickens, pun intended?
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    Peeking out......:p
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    Which one will be the bravest first? Taking bets!
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    The littlest pullet, the little Amber White, wins the bravest chicken award! :lol:
     
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    limited25 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] So I guess she will probably be highest on the pecking order? That's how it worked out here anyway. How many chickens do you have? Also, that is a nice coop! How big is it?
     
  3. Dolivo

    Dolivo Out Of The Brooder

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    She could be the head honcho chicken. She's the first to come to me, the first to break away from the group, definitely the bravest. Makes me laugh because she's the smallest.
    I have 20,
    4 black ostrolopes (sp?)
    3 Amber Whites
    3 Easter eggers
    4 new Hampshire Reds
    2 Rhode Island Reds
    2 speckled Sussex
    2 golden laced wyondottes (sp?)
    My chicken house ( I call it a house because it's more like a small house than a coop) is about 20x37 feet with a feed storage room, a "egg laying room" where the nesting boxes go and a large community room. I was lucky enough to inherit it when we bought the small farm.
     
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  4. limited25

    limited25 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds like a wonderful flock! I am jealous!! We only have 5 RIRs and live on one acre.

    Honey, is our lead hen ... she even tried a few things before our rooster did. She is also our nicest hen. It would be fun to watch all the different breeds (and colors) of chickens you have running around. Congratulations to you.
     
  5. Dolivo

    Dolivo Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you! I am new to chickens and am learning as I go. I did a lot of research before I bought chicks. I am going to double my chickens next year and try some new breeds. I figure if I'm going to do the chicken thing, I may as well mix it up and have fun.
    How long have you had chickens?
     
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    I love the set up!!!
     
  7. limited25

    limited25 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Have had chickens for a year now, and am hunting for an orpington and a cochin hen to add to the group. Read they are calm breeds so that is why I selected them.
     
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  8. Dolivo

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    Thank you!
     

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