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Hi everyone Inhave been a lurker for quite sometime and finally decided it was time to come out from behind the brooder:D

WA is where I grew up but I lived in Alaska for 26 years. I finally was able to migrate back down south but this time time to the Eastern part of the state and I am happy to be back "home."

(1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens?
I am new to raising chickens myself - but have been a sideline chicken human for years. My husband has raised more chickens then he can count ( he claims;) )

My chicken rap sheet:
5 barred Rocks
4 silver laced wyandottes
4 black star sex link
5 Ameraucanas (strongly suspect EE)

Thanks for all information here, I appreciate all of it!

Carla
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Hi Carla,  very nice to meet you.  If you got your  birds from a hatchery or feed store,  you can bet they are Easter Eggers.  There is nothing wrong with that, they are good layers, very popular and  kids especially like the pastel eggs.

 

If you ever do want to know about birds you have  - post photos at "what breed or  gender is this."

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Thank you for the welcome drumstick diva. I bought them at North 40 so yes they are hatchery chicks. What hatchery I don't know because whenever I ask them (and I have asked several times) they "don't know." Right........

I did just post on what breed/gender is this. One of my barred rocks I don't believe is going to be laying any eggs for me.......
My silver laced will be posted in another day or so I can't make heads or tails out of what gender they may be. I know they are "suppose" to be pullets but like my barred rocks ..... There's always the margin of error!
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Hi Carla and :welcome - glad that you have joined us. 

 

The Learning Centre is a great resource, even for experienced poultry keepers - loads of info on anything poultry. http://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center

 
 
You may wish to consider joining your state thread  as it will put you in touch with other BYC members in your area - just type the name of your state in the search box.
 
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CT
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Thank you CT I will do that!
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Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)

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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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Thank you!
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