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Hi! I've lurked forever and thought I should probably post as my chicks will be here in 3 weeks! 

 

This is my flock, provided everyone arrives in good health and there are no surprise roosters. 

 

1 RIR

1 Dominique

1 Delaware

1 Buff Orpington

2 Bantam Black Frizzle Cochin (I could NOT resist, they are too cute!)

 

I tried to pick breeds that should get along, be okay with more confinement than free ranging, be good producers of eggs, have good dispositions, and be able to withstand a wide variety of temperatures. Like, 0-100 degrees.

Thoughts? The brooder is set up and holy smokes we need to start on the coop, like NOW! :weee

 

I'm super excited, I've wanted chickens since I was a little girl and my grandmother jokingly said we could keep some in her garage. Here we are 30 something years later....

 

In any event, I just wanted to say hi! I'm sure I'll have a million questions along the way-this is such a fantastic website/forum!

 

-MK

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Welcome to the BYC community, MK! :welcome We are so glad to have you with us.

 

Sounds like you got some great breeds to enjoy! I've heard nothing but good about Dominiques, so I can't wait to see what you think of them for yourself. :) Believe it or not, although I have quite a variety of breeds right now, I've only had a RIR and BO off your list. They are good birds, so I am confident that you'll be quite pleased. Where are you getting your chicks from?

 

~Alex

"For You, O Lord, are good and ready to forgive;

And abundant in lovingkindness and overflowing in mercy to all those who call upon You." Psalm 86:5

 

Happy owner of 37 wonderful hens, 2 amazing roosters, 21 chickies, 7 Calls, 3 interesting ducks, 4 furry kitties, and 4 crabby parakeets! 

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"For You, O Lord, are good and ready to forgive;

And abundant in lovingkindness and overflowing in mercy to all those who call upon You." Psalm 86:5

 

Happy owner of 37 wonderful hens, 2 amazing roosters, 21 chickies, 7 Calls, 3 interesting ducks, 4 furry kitties, and 4 crabby parakeets! 

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Welcome to BYC! So glad you joined us and your chicks sound great!
Lovin' my life in the country with my animals and my family! And a proud owner of a Beagle!

~henny1129
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Lovin' my life in the country with my animals and my family! And a proud owner of a Beagle!

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Thanks for the warm welcomes!

 

I'm really excited about the chooks :) I ordered them from MyPetChicken. There is a hatchery 3 hours south of me but I didn't realize this until I had placed my order-oops! I can't wait for them to get here. My coworkers, friends, family, and neighbors all think I've completely lost my mind but I'm undeterred. 

 

I don't know how I'm going to survive the next three weeks! 

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Thanks for the warm welcomes!

 

I'm really excited about the chooks :) I ordered them from MyPetChicken. There is a hatchery 3 hours south of me but I didn't realize this until I had placed my order-oops! I can't wait for them to get here. My coworkers, friends, family, and neighbors all think I've completely lost my mind but I'm undeterred.

 

I don't know how I'm going to survive the next three weeks!

You're welcome! :)

 

MPC is a fabulous place to order from, just so you know. I live an hour and a half from the hatchery that supplies it, and the birds that come from there are spectacular! Please post tons of pictures of your babies when you get them; I know how it is to want to gush about your new little ones, especially if they're your first ever.

 

As a side note, although the pain of having to wait may be excruciating (believe me, I went through it at the beginning of this month before I got my bantams), you'll survive. :P The anticipation makes any length of time seem like an eternity! :he

 

~Alex

"For You, O Lord, are good and ready to forgive;

And abundant in lovingkindness and overflowing in mercy to all those who call upon You." Psalm 86:5

 

Happy owner of 37 wonderful hens, 2 amazing roosters, 21 chickies, 7 Calls, 3 interesting ducks, 4 furry kitties, and 4 crabby parakeets! 

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"For You, O Lord, are good and ready to forgive;

And abundant in lovingkindness and overflowing in mercy to all those who call upon You." Psalm 86:5

 

Happy owner of 37 wonderful hens, 2 amazing roosters, 21 chickies, 7 Calls, 3 interesting ducks, 4 furry kitties, and 4 crabby parakeets! 

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