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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

Alex the Golden Campine- talented flier, mischievous little busybody, crackly-voiced conversationalist, loyal sidekick, and my sociable, cuddly sweetie.

 

"But God clearly shows and proves His own love for us, by the fact that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us" Romans 5:8

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Alex the Golden Campine- talented flier, mischievous little busybody, crackly-voiced conversationalist, loyal sidekick, and my sociable, cuddly sweetie.

 

"But God clearly shows and proves His own love for us, by the fact that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us" Romans 5:8

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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!

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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

Alex the Golden Campine- talented flier, mischievous little busybody, crackly-voiced conversationalist, loyal sidekick, and my sociable, cuddly sweetie.

 

"But God clearly shows and proves His own love for us, by the fact that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us" Romans 5:8

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Alex the Golden Campine- talented flier, mischievous little busybody, crackly-voiced conversationalist, loyal sidekick, and my sociable, cuddly sweetie.

 

"But God clearly shows and proves His own love for us, by the fact that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us" Romans 5:8

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