Well dang! That was easy.

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by DobieLover, Nov 15, 2018.

  1. DobieLover

    DobieLover Easily distracted by chickens

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    I picked up 3 new pullets, 2 LHs and a California white, about 4 weeks ago. Couldn't do a true quarantine due to lack of space. New girls were kept in a small coop with temporary run within the 1/4 acre chicken yard. They stayed in there for 2 weeks before venturing out to roam the yard while the original flock was free ranging and locked out of the yard.
    After 2 days of that I allowed them all to roam the yard together. Each night, everyone returned to their respective coops to roost. Except tonight.
    I found the new girls cozied up together on the floor of the main coop with the original flock up on the roost. Not a squabble to be seen.
    This is how they spent their day today with their first real snow.
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    So happy for the easy transition! And the white eggs in my basket.
     
  2. N F C

    N F C is it nap time yet?

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    That's great they made it easy (and less stressful) for you!
     
  3. DobieLover

    DobieLover Easily distracted by chickens

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    Just went out to see if the new girls stayed in their huddle only to find Peanut in a nest box, Cali in front of that box and Lucy sitting pretty smack dab next to the cockerel! Smart girl.
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  4. N F C

    N F C is it nap time yet?

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    Yep, hang out with the big guy and let him keep the other girls in line! :lol:
     
  5. Chickassan

    Chickassan Wattle Fondler

    Look at Fabio! Good guy doing just what he's supposed to and looking like a million bucks doing it. I bet he loves you adding more ladies to his harem, he looks quite pleased.:)
     
  6. DobieLover

    DobieLover Easily distracted by chickens

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    He's coming along just fine. He did get a pretty good tune up not too long ago but has been very respectful since then and is everything I wanted in a rooster.
    I feel very thankful right now.
    Honestly I think my success is due to learning so much right here on BYC and planning accordingly.
     
  7. Chickassan

    Chickassan Wattle Fondler

    He's a good guy, he'll just get better too you haven't seen anything yet. Those fav boys aren't too hard headed, you tuned him once likely you'll never have to again. Not even my boy but i'm proud of him.:)
     
  8. N F C

    N F C is it nap time yet?

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    Is his name really Fabio? That's perfect!
     
  9. Chickassan

    Chickassan Wattle Fondler

    Yep Dobie named him Fabio fits him right? She had two boys and I rallied hard for Fabio to be her keeper since my fella is the same breed and is just flawless as doodles go. I'm thrilled he's doing so well and not making me look like a dummy...not that a rooster would EVER do that you know?:gig
     
  10. DobieLover

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    Yep. He's the ladies man and when he flips his head over it looks like he has long blonde locks! :D
     

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