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Discussion in 'Poultry Chat' started by Bodie, May 18, 2010.


  1. Bodie

    Bodie PetForums Newbie

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    Hello!

    I am new to the site, and new to keeping chickens. On Saturday, we picked up our three new ladies - a Light Sussex, a Lohman Brown and a Blue Maran, all about 20 weeks old.

    They are all lovely and very placid, but two are quite timid, the Blue Maran in particular. We are going up to see them regularly for a little chat, so they can get used to us.

    I am sure I will be about here asking for advice along the way, but just thought i'd pop in and say hi!

    Dawn
     
  2. paddyjulie

    paddyjulie PetForums VIP

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    Hello and welcome

    I am sure after a few week or so they will get used to you ....keep picking them up and eventually they will more than likely be fine

    Juliex
     
  3. Taylors Petfoods

    Taylors Petfoods PetForums Junior

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    Hi and welcome....
    I'm new here too,
    hopefully i can share my knowledge and grab loads from other people.
    its great to hear about your new arrivals.
    We recently purchased some serama eggs on ebay and 11 out of 12 hatched. They are tiny.
    I hope everything goes well with your 3. Thats a great number to start with.
    All the best,
    Michael
     
  4. Bodie

    Bodie PetForums Newbie

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    Thanks!

    We got our first egg yesterday. Not sure which chicken laid it, I think it might have been the Light sussex. It is sooo tiny, but otherwise perfectly formed! I was very excited when I found it! My son is going to have it for his breakfast in a minute - will let you know how it tastes (if there is enough to go round!)
     
  5. rona

    rona Guest

    Hope the egg tasted good.
    They sometimes lay very small eggs for a while.
    With this weather, it probably won't be long before you get more
     
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