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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by AmericaunaMama, Jan 7, 2013.

  1. AmericaunaMama

    AmericaunaMama Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi everyone! [​IMG]

    Wanted to give a quick intro for those interested. My name is Dacia, from Tampa, FL (just the Dacia part is the name... not the tampa part ). My hubby and I have four children ages 1,2,4 and 6. We also have a german shepherd (1), a pit bull (2) and a cat (5mo.). Lots of babies.[​IMG]

    A few months ago I adopted five young Americaunas from an acquaintance of an acquaintance. Originally we were told there were 3 hens and a rooster. Three of them look alike so I think we had them for two days before I realized there were actually 5 chickens. Because we live in a regular ole neighborhood I remain blissfully unaware of the legality, however we knew the rooster couldn't stay. The next day we took him up to a local feed store to give him to the owner. When the owners 14 year old daughter walked over to my truck she said "oh, what a pretty hen!" [​IMG]Her name is now Kyle after our friends wife. The smallest one in the group is black with a red chest, she rules the roost so we named her Sharon after my husbands secretary. The other three who look alike are Blanche, Rose and Sophia after the golden girls.

    We had them for about 4 months before they started laying. We thought they were full grown, but they have doubled in size since we got them. For the most part we get 3-5 eggs a day. 1 pink, 1 blue, 2 brown and 1 with brown with pink spots that turn dark brown when washed. As soon as I walk outside all of them are immediately underfoot. I built their coop from old scrap wood donated to me from my Aunts farm, then painted our shed to match. We feed them Countryside Organics uncrushed layer feed from Alachua Feed and Seed in Gainesville (it’s about a 5 hour round trip to buy feed, but we LOVE it!). Thanks for reading… we’re kinda new at this so any tips are much appreciated!
     
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, Dacia, and [​IMG]! Great to have you with us! Sounds like you have some great birds and some very colorful eggs! Best of luck to you!
     
  3. willowbranchfarm

    willowbranchfarm Chicken Boots

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    :frow Welcome to BYC!!! Glad you joined us!!! :)
     
  4. AmericaunaMama

    AmericaunaMama Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks! Glad to be here!
     
  5. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  6. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Welcome to BYC.
     
  7. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    [​IMG] Continue to enjoy your flock.
     
  8. cluckcluckgirl

    cluckcluckgirl Queen of the Coop Premium Member

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    Hi and [​IMG] from Colorado!
     
  9. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined us!
     
  10. DDNONIN2016

    DDNONIN2016 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello and welcome from Ohio....so glad you joined us. Gosh I'm glad you didnt give one of your girls away [​IMG]
     

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