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  1. J

    Hello Everyone

    Hi this is my first time raising chickens I’m in Albany New York and our city finally passed a law allowing backyard chickens. I have 3 ISA Briwn and 3 Brahma. They are still in brooder and the coop should be finished this weekend. I am so excited!
  2. BlackHoundHobbyFarm

    New Member! Upstate NY

    Hi everyone! My name is Kate and I currently live in a rural area of Upstate NY. My husband Justin and I recently bought our first home in November of 2020 and decided to jump into the chicken life lol. We received barnyard mix hatching eggs from a local friend and sadly only three survived. We...
  3. Chick-mama

    Will I have easter Eggers?

    Hey everyone! We just had our very first hatch four days ago (yah!) from our own chicks..but I'm very curious what they will be.. our roo is a Americauna and we have a variety of hens (these three are the eggs the babies came from) Rhode Island red Australorp ISA brown I guess I'm very curious...
  4. A

    New Member - Hello!

    (1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens? I just got my own chicks for the first time! I have been around chickens on and off since I was little though. (2) How many chickens do you have right now? 9 chicks (3) What breeds do you have? Rhode Island Reds, Cuckoo Marans...
  5. Chickeeaholic

    Proud new chicks mama

    Hello, I’m new to BYC and so glad for the group. I have a lot to learn and feel blessed this site exists. Ive learned so much from this site already. I’ve wanted a flock for years. I am posting my chicks two weeks ago and now. They sure do grow fast!
  6. M

    Hello all. I’m Ria from Altadena CA

    I have had chickens off and on for 25 years. Currently I have 6 layers. I am expanding my coop as someone I know is moving and giving me 6 more. I also have 3 cats and two Aussies. My Aussies are a bit too excited when the girls are free ranging so we usually keep them in when the girls are...
  7. K

    New here and breeding birds.

    Hello everyone. I’m new on this thread but I figured that this would be the right place for me. I raise chickens for many years and I have just started back again and I acquired some mixed breeds from a friend of mine and I have Decided to create a breed. I have ordered some astronauts and sound...
  8. SteadyAsTheyGo

    Introduce myself? Why not!

    Hello!! New member here! Never sure how to start these things so I'm just going to dive into the suggested questions!! (1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens? Had a small backyard flock with my family when I was growing up in the city. Now have my own little smallholding...
  9. TheChickenGuardian

    Newbie introduction

    I live in a pretty layed back part of a growing city. I used to live on a large mountain with an evergreen forest with over sixty chickens. And about six roosters or so. That was my mother's farm. But that did not work out for us. Most of the people were only there for vacations. So us and a...
  10. A

    Too many chickies in Northern Michigan

    Hi there! I’m a new chicken owner in northern Michigan. Our family of six just moved up here for my husbands job and our desire to live out of the city and homestead. We just got our first chicks, and I probably overdid it and ordered too many. The hatchery also sent extras, so we’re totaling at...
  11. J

    New Member - Looking to find growers in the CSRA Georgia

    (1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens? Currently on starting year 4 of keeping chickens. (2) How many chickens do you have right now? Currently at 7 but about to get 10 more next month. (3) What breeds do you have? Black Australorp, Barred Rock, Buff Orpington (4) What...
  12. M


    (1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens? Yes I am new to chickens and I am a first time chicken owner. I first got a chicken around May 2020. (2) How many chickens do you have right now? 7 chickens and 3 chicks (3) What breeds do you have? 3 silkies, 3...
  13. L

    Joining from the Big Smokey Valley in Nevada

    Hello, We’ve recently moved to Nevada from Arkansas. I grew up knowing a little about raising chickens but I have much more to learn. We do not have much space and weather can get very cold here. I need all the help I can get. My main goal right now is having chickens to provide eggs for our...
  14. R

    City dweller with free-range backyard micro flock

    (1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens? I raised chickens in rural Connecticut in the late 1980s, but stopped when I moved back to Chicago. I restarted the chicken obsession in 2017 when one of my daughter's school friends had baby chicks but had no idea how to care for...
  15. benevolent_leonela

    Pleased to be here

    Hello everyone, I have always referenced BYC for my chicken questions and I finally decided to make an account. I have become quite the poultry enthusiast since beginning my flock this past spring! And I found it appropriate to share it with others who also enjoy chickens, geese, ducks etc. I...
  16. TrishRodemich

    Hello fellow chicken friends

    My name is Trish, I have wanted chickens for the longest time! My husband and I moved to a rural area in Indiana so I was pretty excited to finally be able to get some! We have three boys, age 10, 3, and 1 and a 9 year old Belgian Malinois. I love and love off coffee, love cooking, and staying...
  17. L

    Howdy from L7 Farm

    Heighdy ho We are a micro farm in upstate New York, surrounded by the suburbs but adjacent to about 1000 acres of open space. The town we are in, despite having been predominantly a farming community for most of its existence, banned chickens a couple of decades ago as the suburbs took over. We...
  18. J

    New member

    Hi, We have 5 hens that we have raised since they were two day old chicks. We had 6 but one died. There are two Silver Leghorns, two Ameraucanas, and one Orpington. They started laying in Sept. We have a small coop and are looking to build a larger one that is also a storage shed for chicken...
  19. J

    New member Jessica

    Hi- I am new, we had three chicks hatch today in the incubator so far! Kids were just doing a hatching thing where we give them back, however now we’d like to raise them. Is it ok to keep a group together who hatches together, regardless how many boys v girls etc? Don’t know yet what gender any...
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