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Hello from New Mexico

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I have three, year old hens (two austrolorpe and one black lace Wyandotte) and 5 baby chicks which are white lace red Cornish. I have them separate for now but I'm reading a lot about how to incorporate the babies in to the flock when they are older. I am pretty new to chicken husbandry. I always had ducks when I was a kid but not so much chickens. I am really enjoying the 3 eggs a day that I get from my girls. I also have three sheep, Navajo Churro breed, which I raise for their fleeces. I spin, knit, crochet, weave--all that stuff. I am really enjoying my back yard farm in the middle of Santa Fe.
Just wanted to introduce myself and say "Hi" to everybody.
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Welcome to BYC :frow Glad you joined us! Flock integration is an interesting and somewhat nerve wrecking experience! Here's some articles on the topic that I think you'd enjoy:

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/adding-to-your-flock

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/introducing-new-chickens-using-the-see-but-don-t-touch-method

 

Enjoy the site!

 

“Listen to the mustn'ts, child. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me... Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.” 

 

~ Shel Silverstein
 

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“Listen to the mustn'ts, child. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me... Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.” 

 

~ Shel Silverstein
 

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Glad you joined the Backyard chickens flock  :ya

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Hi welcome-byc.gif

Glad you could join us here! Sumi has left you some fab links to check out. I've used the see but dont touch method and I've had fantastic results from using it.
Your sheep sound very interesting, you might like to pop by the other livestock section too ~http://www.backyardchickens.com/f/22/other-pets-amp-livestock
My grandma is a big knitter and she has made me some lovely, very warm blankets that she crochet for me.

Wishing you the very best of luck getting everyone intergrated. Enjoy BYC and all the chicken chat frow.gif
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frow.gif Hi, and welcome-byc.gif

Here's a a great article about introducing new chickens to each other who haven't previously been together
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/introducing-new-chickens-using-the-see-but-don-t-touch-method

Good luck! smile.png
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If you are determined to learn, no one can stop you.

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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

 

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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