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  1. HomeBirthMama

    Hello fellow chicken enthusiasts!

    (1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens? This is my 3rd time owning chickens. I first bought chickens about 7 years ago. (2) How many chickens do you have right now? 9 total (3) What breeds do you have? 3 mixed breed free Craigslist roosters 6 white Silkies (4) How did...
  2. L

    BYC Newbie w/Question RE: Reintroducing a Chick to The Flock

    Hi BYC'ers, I joined a few weeks ago because I was looking online for clues as to why one of my then 5 or 6 week old chicks (my first chickens ever) had what looked like huge boobs and found lots of very helpful information here. It turns out she, affectionately named "Booby", had an impacted...
  3. rbnk1

    New here and excited to be getting chickens!

    Hi everyone:) We had six hens that we got from Tractor supply as chicks in back 2013. My husband built a cute little coop, though a little too small for six hens. We loved having 'the girls', but we are empty nester grandparents who just downsized from living in the country to a smaller house at...
  4. path.otto

    Newbie from Iowa

    (1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chicken? I got my first 5 chickens (juveniles) in late May from Murray McMurry Hatcherie. (2) How many chickens do you have right now? 9. This past week I had the opportunity to pick up a good deal on an Omlet along with 4 chickens that are...
  5. O

    Okie introduction - nice to be here

    Hi all! I'll keep this introduction short and sweet :-) me and my husband live in a small town in Oklahoma out in the country. Back in April we bought 4 barred rock chicks and four brown leghorn chicks all pullets ...at the time they were three weeks old. Then when those were around 8 weeks...
  6. PlanetClaire82

    Unplanned and unprepared Duck Mother of 2...

    First and foremost, I would like to say thank you to BYC and all its members for being so willing to share experiences and helpful information. Peepers is grateful! My name is Claire and I am a 35yr old hair stylist. I live in Mesa, Arizona with my 2 humans, (husband Jens and son Eric), and...
  7. D

    Respiratory infection. Need medicine dosage advice please.

    Hello, I'm new to this forum and to chicken keeping. My husband's father died a few months back and we took in his flock of 11 chickens - 5 bantams, 2 gold lines, 3 lavenders and a Maran. The Maran is the boss of everyone and they all get on quite peacefully. We've had a warm week and the...
  8. Newmummy123

    Brand newly hatched silkie chicken owner!

    Hi everyone, we bit the bullet yesterday and purchased one black silkie and one white silkie both females 8 weeks- and a partridge silkie rooster 12 weeks old. We have the coop inside a secure outhouse and I've laid sawdust all over the floor and in the coop with hay. They also have a roost in...
  9. Modjeska Mallary

    Mama Hen newbie- Modjeska Canyon, CA

    Hello everyone! My name is Mallary and after lots of research and preparing ourselves, my husband and I are raising 4 baby chicks in Modjeska Canyon (Silverado), CA! All of our chicks are just about a week old. We got our hands on a Barred Rock, Rhode Island Red, Australorp and a Buff Orpinton...
  10. TigerMtnMamma

    Colorado Mtn Chickens . . . am I crazy?

    Hello, been lurking a little. Decided I'll join and see what I can learn from experienced chicken owners. I have not gotten my chicks yet, decided to start with chicks even though my teenaged boys wanted eggs, just too much to start. We live at 7,500 feet on a mountain mesa! We have lots of...
  11. CDA15

    Coop building in process and learning about what chickens to add!

    Hello Chicken experts! Our family has been wanting chickens for years. So we've decided to go for it! Hubby is finishing up the coop and it's my job to figure out what chickens work best. The chicken coop was on my husbands chore list as a kid, so he has some knowledge on caring for them. But...
  12. TabithaExon

    Suburban Flock

    1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens? I'm a first timer. Just started yesterday. (2) How many chickens do you have right now? Three (3) What breeds do you have? I don't really know. I wasn't paying close attention to what the breeder was saying (4) How did you find...
  13. A

    Here to Learn More!

    (1) I am new to chickens. Our family has been thinking about adding a few to our family for some time now. We're beginning the research process to learn about what's all involved. (2) No chicken yet but we're thinking about having four or so. (3) Still researching breeds. Hoping to find ones...
  14. eyeman

    Howdy from Wyoming

    I grew up on a ranch but we never had chickens, so I guess you could say that I am a newbie. I am getting ready to build a 48 square foot coop on my ranch with a 120 square foot run. I am looking forward to learning more about raising chickens!
  15. fangedknight

    First timer Goose/Duck Mama!

    Hi guys! So I'm pretty familiar with chickens (this is my very first season having babies and watching them grow). So far we have my 20 Wyandottes that should be around 6 weeks +/- that are in the big brooder while the coop is still under construction. Well this week I added a few more additions...
  16. HarrietHens

    Backyard fence to keep chickens in?

    Hi all, My husband and I are excited to pick up our 3 pullets this weekend and start our flock! We're going to spend the next few days getting the coop and enclosed run all ready to go. In addition to the run, we'd like to provide the chickens with opportunities to move around and explore the...
  17. GoldenCometKeeper

    Chicken Newbie!

    Hi, I am a fairly new chicken raiser, and I must say, chickens are addictive. :) I bought 6 chicks from Tractor Supply back in March. They turned out to be what I suspect are Golden Comets and are pretty little girls. In May I bought more chicks from a hatchery and they sent me two extra, so...
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