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Hi, thanks for the add!

 

First time owner here from the city of South Bend. I moved from a more rural part of Virginia on a half acre where you needed 5 or more acres to have farm animals and was surprised to discover that anyone can own up to 6 hens in South Bend as long as you have the space for a proper sized coop and run.

 

This made me so happy as I have always loved animals and wanted to add chicken layers/pets to my menagerie. Since last fall I have done a ton of research of what I need to do and have ready for 6 chicks, great information here on BackYard Chickens, on FaceBook groups, the Chicken Chick site and others.

 

I decided on large gentle breeds and ordered 1 Speckled Sussex, 1 Australorp, 1 Salmon Faverolle and got 1 Mystery chick who appears to be a RIR, and 3 EE'ers, The first batch arrived last Tuesday and the other 3 will come this week.

 

LOVE them so much, they are so funny! I already have a shed that I'm converting into a coop; and have the supplies to build the run - it just needs to stop raining so I can work on it.

 

Anyway, happy to be here and will post if I need any questions answered!

 

Here's what I think is the RIR, she's the boss so far, but not mean.

 

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Hi welcome-byc.gif

Glad you could join the flock! Congratulations on your chicks, your pic is adorable celebrate.gif
It sounds like you are really enjoying your new chicken adventures. Chicks sure are lots of fun to raise, I really enjoy it.

Wishing you the very best of luck and enjoy BYC frow.gif
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:welcome Glad you joined the flock! Hope it stops raining soon so you can finish your run! Good luck with your flock!:)

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Hi, thanks for the add!

First time owner here from the city of South Bend. I moved from a more rural part of Virginia on a half acre where you needed 5 or more acres to have farm animals and was surprised to discover that anyone can own up to 6 hens in South Bend as long as you have the space for a proper sized coop and run.

This made me so happy as I have always loved animals and wanted to add chicken layers/pets to my menagerie. Since last fall I have done a ton of research of what I need to do and have ready for 6 chicks, great information here on BackYard Chickens, on FaceBook groups, the Chicken Chick site and others.

I decided on large gentle breeds and ordered 1 Speckled Sussex, 1 Australorp, 1 Salmon Faverolle and got 1 Mystery chick who appears to be a RIR, and 3 EE'ers, The first batch arrived last Tuesday and the other 3 will come this week.

LOVE them so much, they are so funny! I already have a shed that I'm converting into a coop; and have the supplies to build the run - it just needs to stop raining so I can work on it.

Anyway, happy to be here and will post if I need any questions answered!

Here's what I think is the RIR, she's the boss so far, but not mean.


Just saw you were from south bend we moved from Niles mi a year ago!
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Hi and welcome to our community and congrats on your new chicks!

 

You'll find lots of info in the Learning Centre (even if you have lots of experience)

http://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center, and if you have a specific topic in mind, just type it in the search box - there's a wealth of information on past and present threads. 
 
 
 
You may wish to consider joining your state thread  as it will put you in touch with other BYC members in your area - http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/270925/find-your-states-thread
 
All the best
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Welcome to the Backyard chickens flock.  Looks like Red is  staring down your Australorp, at this early age.

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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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