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#1 2012-07-13 14:09:49

dreamergirl
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Registered: 2012-07-12
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Hi from Ontario

Ok, so I'm reading about these friendly chickens, and I'm thinking, "aww, they can hardly be that much friendlier than my Orps!"...Then I read that they produce large to extra large eggs..."hmmm, now that sounds interesting.."

So, I order some eggs from Claire of Skeffling Lavender Farm, and hatch out a dozen lil fluffies, and Holy Crap! These little sweethearts all come crowding around my hands, everyone trying to get into my cupped hand at the same time!  Then, when they get there, they just flop down, head hanging over the edge of my hand and fall asleep!  These are just the sweetest chickens I've ever seen!   

They are now moved to a little loft of their own inside one of my coops, and I can't open the door for them all crowding to the front wanting attention.  I'm hooked!   :love:

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#2 2012-07-13 14:30:43

appway
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From: Moosomin,SK
Registered: 2012-03-19
Posts: 237

Re: Hi from Ontario

Welcome nice to have you here

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#3 2012-07-13 14:31:13

skeffling lavender farm
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From: Wiarton, ON, Canada
Registered: 2011-06-17
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Re: Hi from Ontario

Aha! I knew they would get you, they get everyone :EO:  Welcome to the site Dreamer girl! :welcome:  If you'd like to put your location in you profile that would be great, we have members all over Canada and the USA! :US: :Canada: and even the Basque part of Spain!

So you can expect, when they are grown up and free ranging, they come running too. 3 of last year pullets just got released to free range this past week and mine flap their wings to get up speed to get to me faster when I come out of the house! They have been freaking some of the others out as it looks like what hens do to get away form something as fast as possible, but they are going in the other direction!  They even make that "startled pheasant noise" too.  They are getting to be nice wide hens now and the draft is quite noticeable!  :funny:

I hope you enjoy the site.  We have lots of photos and discussions about these friendly beauties :jumping:  It is  great chicken crazy group!

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#4 2012-07-13 15:02:28

dreamergirl
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Registered: 2012-07-12
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Re: Hi from Ontario

Thank you :)
That's too funny!  :lol: I can just picture them flapping and running towards me!   I'm having a great time looking through all the info and pics.

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#5 2012-07-13 15:11:34

Amblecroft
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From: Millbrook, Ontario
Registered: 2011-08-03
Posts: 448
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Re: Hi from Ontario

Mine free range as well and more often than not I'll have a few of them hanging around the front door waiting for an invitation in.  They are amusing, for sure.


Susan Buttivant at Amblecroft,
Chaparral Pyrenean Shepherds and Petits Bassets
http://www3.sympatico.ca/chaparral/amblecroft.html

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#6 2012-07-13 17:50:03

gubi
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From: Walton
Registered: 2011-06-30
Posts: 1344
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Re: Hi from Ontario

welcome to the EO site.  We got another one hooked! :EO:
When my EO cockerels see me they all come running to and when I go in the pasture to feed and water them I have all of them following me around.


Herd of Brown Swiss, a few sheep, red cuckoo basque, Silverspangled Appenzeller Spitzhauben, ameraucanas(EE), Welsummer, broodie silkies and a few more heritage hens

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#7 2012-07-13 18:00:12

Martin Grove Farm
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From: Waterloo, Ontario Canada
Registered: 2011-08-04
Posts: 510

Re: Hi from Ontario

:welcome: from Waterloo Ontario  :EO:


“Expecting life to treat you well just because you’re a good person is like expecting an angry bull not to charge you because you’re a vegetarian.”      Unknown

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#8 2012-07-13 18:12:02

Lisa
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From: near Arthur, Ontario, Canada
Registered: 2011-07-05
Posts: 649

Re: Hi from Ontario

:welcome: DG!


When all else fails, go spend time with your chickens. :)

Pens are currently filled with Red Cuckoo (Marraduna) and Red Basque (Gorria) breeders, Spitz, and Seramas.

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#9 2012-07-13 19:24:39

Flat Rock Farm
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From: Branchton, Ontario Canada
Registered: 2011-07-03
Posts: 3359

Re: Hi from Ontario

:welcome: DG, glad you could join us.  Well your are hooked now and nothing else will compare to them :thumbsup: :EO:

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#10 2012-07-13 20:17:04

Susan
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From: Saskatoon, Sask, Canada
Registered: 2011-06-28
Posts: 2540

Re: Hi from Ontario

Welcome DG, nice choice in birds! Hope you enjoy the site. :EO:

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#11 2012-07-13 23:27:21

Prairie Chick
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From: Qu'Appelle Saskatchewan
Registered: 2012-03-27
Posts: 261

Re: Hi from Ontario

http://i705.photobucket.com/albums/ww52/saskerr/Decorated%20images/welcome.gif


Chickens:  EO's, BLRW, Ameracauna's (blue/black/splash also Lavender) and lavender D'Uccles
Waterfowl: Super dewlap Africans, Seb's, American Blue Geese, Muscovies,
also guinea fowl and peafowl

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#12 2012-07-14 01:45:20

dreamergirl
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Registered: 2012-07-12
Posts: 43

Re: Hi from Ontario

Thank you all :)
It's amazing how we just never stop learning in the wonderful world of chickens.   Just when we think we know everything there is to know about them, up pops another breed that knocks the socks off us!   :lol:

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#13 2012-07-14 02:32:43

poplar girl
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From: Athabasca, AB, Canada
Registered: 2011-06-30
Posts: 3159

Re: Hi from Ontario

:welcome: DG, great to have you join us!

Aren't EOs amazing in their friendliness? It is rare to have a standoffish one although there are a few like that. They can be so much fun at all ages and can't forget about those big brown eggs either!


Raising red cuckoo (marraduna) Euskal Oiloak and self blue (lavender) & black Belgian Bearded d'Uccles.

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#14 2012-07-14 02:41:10

dreamergirl
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Registered: 2012-07-12
Posts: 43

Re: Hi from Ontario

Yes, I am really impressed with them.
I was out with them tonight, and can hardly open the loft door for their crowding against the wire for attention.  One in particular just wouldn't move away, it just stood there waiting for me to cuddle it and cup it in my hands.  So sweet!

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#15 2012-07-14 02:49:50

skeffling lavender farm
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From: Wiarton, ON, Canada
Registered: 2011-06-17
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Re: Hi from Ontario

Yes there are 3 photos you get of EOs, one is them crowding up against the pen or fence to get to you, one with their beak an inch from the camera lens and one of the sitting on someones leg or checking out their toes!

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#16 2012-07-14 12:57:29

northmountaingal
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From: Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia
Registered: 2012-06-01
Posts: 25

Re: Hi from Ontario

Welcome! So glad you are enjoying your EOs! I am a EO newbie (as of May 30th) and have completely fallen in love with them and their friendly nature!


2 Australian Cattle Dogs, a gang of indoor kitties and a my coop of chickens makes for a happy household here on the North Mountain of Nova Scotia's Annapolis Valley.

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#17 2012-07-14 13:29:30

Maggiesdad
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From: Louisa County, Virginia
Registered: 2011-10-05
Posts: 1980

Re: Hi from Ontario

:welcome:  :jumping:

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#18 2012-07-18 16:06:19

dreamergirl
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Registered: 2012-07-12
Posts: 43

Re: Hi from Ontario

Thank you again!   Last night we spent some time with the chicks. Now that they are in a larger area, we can sit among them and let them get used to us, and they are loving the attention. 
I will soon have to take some pictures to show them off. :P

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#19 2012-07-18 16:25:33

Island Girl
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From: Qualicum Beach, Vancouver Isla
Registered: 2011-07-06
Posts: 1403

Re: Hi from Ontario

We love pictures here. We have even had a wonderful contest recently, make sure you check out that link. You will notice the 3 shots that Claire was speaking of, lol. I have one girl that actually waits for me to put her up onto the perch at night, there is nothing wrong with her, she just wants that extra TLC, go figure. I am always worried that I am going to injure my EOs when I approach the run as they crowd around so much I can't get past them. And then there are those beautiful, shiney huge eggs. Yup, I love them too,
:welcome: you are in good company here.

XOX Monika

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#20 2012-07-18 17:39:42

Island Girl
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From: Qualicum Beach, Vancouver Isla
Registered: 2011-07-06
Posts: 1403

Re: Hi from Ontario

dreamergirl wrote:

Ok, so I'm reading about these friendly chickens, and I'm thinking, "aww, they can hardly be that much friendlier than my Orps!"...

http://i1218.photobucket.com/albums/dd420/801Islandgirl/July2012EOsinfronttempruncoop010.jpg



I couldn't resist taking this picture this morning for you dg, the mob that awaits me anytime they think I am near. :pics:

XOX Monika

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#21 2012-07-18 21:16:10

dreamergirl
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Registered: 2012-07-12
Posts: 43

Re: Hi from Ontario

:lol:
Thank You! (goin out to hug my  EOs)

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#22 2012-07-19 00:40:01

Susan
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From: Saskatoon, Sask, Canada
Registered: 2011-06-28
Posts: 2540

Re: Hi from Ontario

skeffling lavender farm wrote:

Yes there are 3 photos you get of EOs, one is them crowding up against the pen or fence to get to you, one with their beak an inch from the camera lens and one of the sitting on someones leg or checking out their toes!

So true lol!!

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#23 2012-07-19 15:10:43

skeffling lavender farm
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From: Wiarton, ON, Canada
Registered: 2011-06-17
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Re: Hi from Ontario

:thumbs: Great Pic Monika!

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