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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by SablepootFarms, Jan 28, 2015.

  1. SablepootFarms

    SablepootFarms Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 28, 2015
    New to this site! Just got some hens I think the ones I am adopting (Molasses and Bourbon) are Road island reds but mixed cause they are alot bigger than most. We got a coop and 7 hens for free the coop was very heavy and very difficult to transport but that's a different story.we got the coop to a friends house who was ecstatic. Conditions were very filthy and meager from the past owners. The coop originally housed 12 HENs! Keep in mind these girls are decent sized and this coop was horrendously small for these poor ladies. Ankle deep in @#$% and mud it was for them. It broke my heart. I have always loved chickens. So we ended up with seven hens the previous owners had gotten rid of 5 hens the day befor. We had three BIG road island reds one has a white color mutation we think these three are sisters then two smaller darker red hens and two barred rocks. The barred rocks are the victims of these other hens they in poor condition and have missing feathers around the vent and ones skin is bright red! They are very small their nutrition was little to none. We are splitting the girls up the two barred rocks are going to a friends house whom we already have a snug coop for those two and their long recovery (their bad.) and two big red ones are going to me (Bourbon and molasses) and a smaller red and the big whitish red one is staying at my other friends current residential point. I should have pictures up with in the next few days. And I'm some what new to chickens so any help and any advice would be MORE THAN WELCOMED. We have had them for about two and a half weeks now we are pretty much pumping them full of protein and other garden goodies. But what the big ones are no idea. I was thinking a road island red crossed with a brahama?? Ok I will quit babbaling . Thank for those who read this and for future advice!

  2. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

    Feb 18, 2011
  3. justplainbatty

    justplainbatty Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 30, 2007
    emmet MI
    Welcome to our flock! Pay special attention to their legs and feet, make sure they don't have bumble foot under all that mud and @#$%!!
    Great rescue, good for you and your friends and the lucky girls!! [​IMG]
  4. familyfarm1

    familyfarm1 Overrun With Chickens

    Jun 9, 2013
    Northern Virginia
  5. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

    Apr 23, 2014
    At our lodge
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    Defiantly check out the links provided by Kelsie.

    Sorry about the problems you've had!
  6. dragon30276

    dragon30276 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 30, 2014
    Senoia, GA
    way to go. Welcome to BYC
  7. SablepootFarms

    SablepootFarms Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 28, 2015
    Thank you much for the warm welcoming. Their feet have cleared up and washed pretty good. They have been loving the fresh grass to prance around in. One of the barred's is missing two toes they are just tiny nubs and they seem to be older than the rest. Anyways thanks again all. 5 stars for this place!!!
  8. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member Project Manager

    Jan 10, 2013
    [​IMG] So glad you joined us. And happy your flock is improving. They are quite lucky you decided to rescue and love them.
  9. lularat

    lularat Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 10, 2013
    Welcome...your hens are very blessed to have been rescued by you. Can't wait to see pictures!
  10. ChickyChickens

    ChickyChickens Chickening Around

    May 24, 2014
    BYC? Epic <3
    My Coop

    Welcome to BYC!!! There are loads of members on here…so if you have ANY questions…just ASK!!!

    Hope you have loads of fun and all your answers answered here on BYC the BEST CHICKEN KEEPING FORUM on EARTH!!


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