1. GlicksChicks

    May's Introduction!

    Hello everyone! My name is May. I have been keeping chickens for roughly 2 years, but the oldest in my current flock I have had for almost 1. Right now I have 11 adult chickens (Around 1 year), 18 one month old chicks, and 19 newly hatched chicks (Hatched 4/10/24). In my adult flock I...
  2. G

    Intro Post

    Hi all! I'm very new to chickens. I live on 3/4 of an acre in Georgia and we have 4 chickens. Two are buff orpingtons and the other two are leghorns. The orpingtons names are Gladys and Gerdy and the leghorns are Grams and Glenda. I also have two dogs and a cat that have had some interactions...
  3. CosmosEclipse

    Tips, anyone?

    Does anybody have tips on how to hatch eggs or just useful information that I might need? If you do, please say, as I'm new to raising chickens. I also have pets I need to teach to not try to eat the chicks/eggs. 1. An older, gentle black cat. 2. An excitable rottweiler. 3. A loving...
  4. CosmosEclipse

    I've joined the community!

    (1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens? I'm new to chickens, but currently I have some eggs I am hoping to hatch, with help from you guys! (2) How many chickens do you have right now? Well, none currently, but I have twelve eggs! (3) What breeds do you have? I have silky...
  5. Tiffany Wikk

    Howdy! I'm new!

    Q. Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens? A. This is my first time owning and raising chickens. They hatched July 19th, 2023 and we received them two days later. Q. How many chickens do you have right now? A. We ordered 10 but ended up with 12. All of them survived and we...
  6. S

    New to chickens and new to group

    (1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens? Yes. Got them almost 2 weeks ago. 6 baby orphington chicks (2) How many chickens do you have right now? 6 (3) What breeds do you have? Orphington (4) What are your favorite aspects of raising backyard chickens? I love farm animals...
  7. vempst

    day 1 baby chick hatched from egg in incubator seems distressed

    i recently tried incubating some chicken eggs, and so far have had only 1 egg remain fertile and hatch properly, and the hatch went amazing and he seems extremely happy and healthy, but he is alone and seems a little bit in distress. i have his water, mash, and heating pad for him, yet he keeps...
  8. BackyardBurtons

    Hi! New to Backyard Homestead & Community

    Hi there, We’re newish to backyard chickens. We got our hens as chicks this past spring and now they are happily laying. We have two isa browns and two leghorns. Four provide more than enough eggs than our family of two (soon to be three!) can eat. We love being able to share the abundance with...
  9. Papaye

    Hello from France! I'm new here!

    Hello, people! I... don't know if I'm doing that right : never in my life have I posted on a forum before... I don't know how to do that right, so I hope for your leniency if I am doing something wrong. Thank you! ...So... I'm from France. Hi! I am the happy owner of chickens and ducks! They...
  10. CedarCreekFarmhouse

    The Coffee Tastes Funny

    Hi, I'm Crystal. This is my first post on the Backyard Chickens board, but I've been lurking for about a year. I cannot tell you guys how much you have taught me. We got our first little gals in September and I have raised them with the knowledge and help this forum has provided. I just wanted...
  11. G

    I'm knew

    Hi, I've been around chickens for along as I can remember. Currently, we have around 35 hens and one rooster. The breeds we have are; silver laced Sussex, Novagen brown and Jenks' color pack. I have a standard poodle and yes, while the French make them look like fashion models, they were and...
  12. G

    New to the forum!

    Hi Everyone, I am new here and new to chicken keeping. We have 10 Easter Eggers fro Mt Healthy Hatchery and 2 Silkies from a local breeder here in Southern California. We built our own coop from plans bought from Third Coast Craftsman from YouTube. Really excited to be here! First...
  13. W

    Hi All

    (1) Are you new to chickens / When did you first get chickens? I am Fairly new. I have the goal of showing poultry. (2) How many chickens do you have right now? 35 total 26 Egg-laying hens 2 Breeding roosters 3 Show roosters 4 Show hens (3) What breeds do you have? Egg production: Leghorns...
  14. SimpleJenn

    Hello! Finally able to have chickens again

    Hello from West Michigan! I'm Jenn and I've always wanted to be a farmer. (1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens? When I was a child my family raised meat chickens a few times. I also helped my best friend with her family's flock sometimes. (2) How many chickens do you...
  15. V

    Weird skin issue? I’d love some help!

    Hi! This is my first time posting to BYC. Thanks in advance for your help :) A couple weeks ago I noticed my 1 year old mystic maran hen has what looks like pink, scaleless lines down the outside of each leg. I’ll post a picture for clarity. On both legs, only this small outside strip is...
  16. chickens4life_13

    Any tips on Pigeons/their care?

    I've been looking into purchasing pigeons. I'm mainly interested in fantails or a type of fancy pigeon however any information you can give will be helpful. I've owned chickens, ducks, and quail. Thank you :D
  17. bbycarrot

    hello world!

    (1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens? My parents had a flock of chickens on our horse farm when I was in middle and high school, but I didn't interact with our 'farm' animals all that much. My husband also grew up with backyard chickens, but was much more involved. We...
  18. crystalsc

    New in Greenville SC

    Hello. First I’d like to say thanks to this forum for existing. 😄 Every time I Google a question this forum seems to have the best answer. I have some more questions and know I will continue to do so for awhile since I’m a 1st time chicken mom so I thought I’d come out of lurking. (1) Are you...
  19. S

    Just a city mom

    Hi, I live in a large city that thankfully allows chickens. I looked into it over 10 years ago but just got our first chickens in April. We have 6 hens, an Olive egger (half cream legbar), a cream legbar, buff Orpington, RIR, and 2 red sex links. It’s been quite a journey to this point. From...
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