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Hi! I'm Ashley. I'm a stay at home mom of 3. I just got my first flock last weekend. I had 5 hens and 1 rooster, but my rooster arrived sick and died during the night the first night I had him.
So now I have 5 hens. 4 are what I was told are Bantam Cochins and 1 is an Easter Egger.
This fall I'd like to enter one of my hens in the County Fair, if I can. I don't know much about County Fairs except for the rides and games lol.

I'll probably have tons of questions so thank you for your patience!
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Hi Ashley - glad to have you join us here at BYC. Sorry about your roo. If you check out your state thread you may find some other members that would be happy to point you in the right direction for getting another. Having said that, waiting till you get more experience is not a bad idea - some Roos can be a handful! Either, I hope you enjoy being a member. Lots of info at the learning centre, as well as the threads, oh - and the members are absolute gems! big_smile.png

All the best
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Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)

I set fire to the rain! Watch it pour as I, touched your face. Well it burn while I cried, because I heard it screaming out your name. And I threw us into flames. I knew that was the last time, the last time...I set fire to the rain! -Adele

 

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I set fire to the rain! Watch it pour as I, touched your face. Well it burn while I cried, because I heard it screaming out your name. And I threw us into flames. I knew that was the last time, the last time...I set fire to the rain! -Adele

 

Look at my flock page! http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/bantamfan4lifes-flock

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Welcome to BYC, Ashley. Glad you decided to join our flock. If you haven't done so already, definitely check out our Learning Center at http://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center. There is lots of useful information there. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Cheers.

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Hi Ashley, :welcome

 

I've never shown any of my chickens but here's a link that gives some guidelines on how to prep your birds for showing:

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/257295/guide-to-show-bird-prep

 

Hope that helps. Good luck to you!

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Hello Ashley !

Welcome to BYC and the coop! There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to joined the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around BYC.
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Hope your rooster didn't infect the others before he passed on.

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Originally Posted by drumstick diva View Post

Hope your rooster didn't infect the others before he passed on.
It's been a week and the hens are still fine so I think they're good.
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Thank you everyone for the warm welcomes!
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