Hi All BYC'ers,
Just a quick hello. I have been reading a lot of informational threads on BYC before starting my flock in June, 2015 and of course reading a lot since. I picked up 6 production RIRs in June 20th and they were about 6 days old when I got them. I also picked up 6 pekin ducks at the same time but unfortunately four of them are drakes, so I need to thin those and as they are pets, I am not permitted to use as table fare. All of my birds are pets for the kids and of course eggs for consumption. I have since picked up two roos, one copper maran and one EE and also an EE hen. I got my first egg last week and two more shortly after and nothing since. Keep in mind temps are at or near freezing for the past few weeks, so not really expecting a lot of egg production during the remainder of the winter.
I picked up an incubator for my 6 year old daughter for xmas as she is very interested in hatching some new chicks. We are looking at some EE/RIR crosses and CM/RIR crosses as well as purebred EEs. I think these combinations should add some interesting colour to the flock. Any comments/concerns with any of these crosses?
Anyway, glad to be a part of the BYC community.