A quick introduction!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by ChickaSquee, Mar 14, 2017.

  1. ChickaSquee

    ChickaSquee Just Hatched

    Mar 14, 2017
    Hi Everyone,
    New chickie keeper here!

    Just wanted to pop in and "introduce" myself.
    We have added 6 lovely little "hens" to our home in the last week, and are very excited to be starting this adventure. For us, they will be egg layers, and "pets". With some added bonus for pest/bug reduction in the yard.

    We have: (all of them of course are named.... My next post will probably be in the HELP ME, WHAT IS THE SEX OF THIS CHICKEN?)
    Buff Orpington
    Rhode Island Red
    Speckled Sussex
    Lavendar Orpington
    Barred Rock

    Since we are just getting set up, I'm sure that I will have LOADS of questions.

    This site has an ENORMOUS amount of information, so thank you all ahead of time for sharing the knowledge. :)
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  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
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  3. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

    Mar 9, 2014
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC - and the poultry obsession, so glad you've joined the flock!
    How old are your "hens" at this point? For the breeds listed it's best to assess gender at 6+ weeks, unless you have a blatant "loud and proud" looking cockerel growing some bright comb/wattles prior to that point. When you do get ready to post them be sure to take nice, clear photos that are taken in natural lighting and show each bird in side profile in a natural, standing position so that we can see the whole bird. Those photos are what work best for gender evaluation.
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  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Thank you for joining us at Backyard chickens. When your chicks are 6-8 weeks old you can post individual pictures of them at "what breed or gender is this."
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  5. N F C

    N F C doo be doo be doo Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

    You're going to have a lovely mixed flock! Best wishes they all turn out to be female and you get loads of eggs.

    Thanks for joining us!
  6. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under ChickaSquee [​IMG] Welcome!

    I hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun.

    If you would like to share pictures and stories of your flock, you have come to the right place. BYC’ers never tire of these and do not back away slowly or commence eye rolling when the photo album or home videos come out [​IMG]
  7. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

    Apr 24, 2016
    Hello, and welcome to Backyard Chickens! There is an unbelievable source of great knowledge on here and wonderful, friendly folks! I do hope you'll make yourself at home here and enjoy it as much as I have! :frow


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