Then there were three

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by Cantona, Oct 5, 2012.

  1. Cantona

    Cantona New Egg

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    Our chicken journey started 14weeks ago with nine unsexed two week old chicks.
    4 Sussex Buffs, 2 Barred Plymouth Rocks and 3 Rhodies.

    When we woke up last Saturday to crowing, we knew it was time for the guys to go.

    So as of today I have three pullets, luckily one of each breed, and what feels like a very empty garden.

    What I have learned over the last 14 weeks.

    Nine free ranging chickens create more poop in a standard sized back yard than you can possibly conceive.

    If you want your chickens to stand in a mob at your patio door knocking like some crazed zombie horde, feed them cheese occasionally.

    Sussex Buffs are the neatest, sweetest chickens you can imagine.

    I really like roosters.

    And finally my backyard will never not have chickens in it from this day on.

    Luckily I have managed to find good homes for all my boys which does make saying goodbye considerably easier.
     
  2. Y N dottes

    Y N dottes Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ive had to give away some pets of mine(including a cat i liked very much) and it is true, knowing theyre going to a good home makes it easier...
    btw...welcome to BYC
     
  3. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    [​IMG] Welcome to BYC. Yes, chickens can make a mess.
     
  4. Cantona

    Cantona New Egg

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    Thanks for the welcome, the information on this site has been invaluable.
     
  5. Chickenfan4life

    Chickenfan4life Overrun With Chickens

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    Hey, welcome to BYC! [​IMG]
     
  6. roohugger

    roohugger Out Of The Brooder

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    welcome to BYC. you made me laugh. my chooks also wait on the verandah by the back door for food and poop everywhere. My rooster has even learned to at any time of the day stand on the welcome mat and crow INCEASANTLY until i open the door and feed them. its not seed they want. leftover rice and bread they are looking for! And I agree I love roosters too!
     
  7. Cantona

    Cantona New Egg

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    Thanks for the welcome.
    Sounds like you have a smart roo!

    I think we might have gapeworm in our RIR today, I found her gasping and hissing today obviously in discomfort, it doesn't look like she has any blockages or crop problems.
    I have dosed all the girls with Aviverm, fingers crossed she is better in the morning.
     
  8. roohugger

    roohugger Out Of The Brooder

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    What is gapeworm ? I have not heard of it before. The only trouble I have had is lice and those nasty mites that if not dealt with make the legs crusty.
     

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