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Hi all! I'm a relatively new chicken owner who just started my flock last month.

 

My family and I have a total of 19 chickens at the moment, but of 10 of them are up for deliberation (more on that later).

 

We have 8 Red Star pullets, two Cuckoo Maran pullets, a Silkie Bantam, a Jersey Giant Pullet, a Turken, three Easter Eggers, two Wyandottes(one blue and one gold-laced black), and one very spoiled Russian Orloff. The eldest six (Wyandottes, EE's and the Russian Orloff live in a greenhouse-turned-chicken-tent, 10Wx10Lx10H, allowed to free-range when we're home.

 

Our Turken and our Silkie aren't old enough to determine their genders yet, but if they're roos we'll have to get rid of them (it's illegal to have roos in our area). The Red Star pullets were purchased as possible selling chickens-raising them right up until they're laying. The rest are permanent flock members and we love them dearly. We've even named most of them.

 

We're really hoping to get another Russian Orloff or two; ours is incredibly sweet and funny, and we'd love more gorgeous birds like her. Aside from that, we may try Cornish crosses at some point, but that's up for debate.

 

I'm so excited to learn all I can about my birds, and find out how I can best take care of them!

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Welcome to BYC, and good luck with your birds.

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Hi and :welcome - great to have you onboard with us here at BYC. 

 

You can post photos of your chicks at 6+ weeks of age on the What Breed or Gender is This? forum.

 

 

You'll find lots of info in the Learning Centre 

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. 
 
This link may help you for the moment.
 
 
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 BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)

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

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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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