Another newbie!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by NashChickens, Apr 18, 2016.

  1. NashChickens

    NashChickens New Egg

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    Hello all,

    I am a newbie to the forum and a new chicken owner. We decided to go big or go home and bought 35 Caramel Queens (Light Sussex x Welsummer) chicks who are currently 12 days old and living in my kids play room in our makeshift brooder (read kiddie pool). We live on 3.5 acres in BC, Canada. My husband is still finishing the coop. He worked on it all day yesterday. Should have it mostly completed next weekend. (See attached photos of coop and chicks) my hubby grew up on a dairy farm where they had a handful of chickens to supply their family with eggs. (The sound like white leghorns by what he describes but who knows). I have done some research on BYC for the last few months but still have tons to learn. I grew up in the city and have never owned chickens but I grew up owning horses (and still have 2 of my own at our house) so I have farm sat many times which included daily chicken duties. I have a loving hubby who I've mentioned above and 3 sons 5 years, 3 years, and 19 months old. I am a part time RN, part time hobby farmer, and full time mom and wife! We also own a friendly labx and 2 indoor kitties who are all unsure of our 35 cute new house guests!

    Thanks for having me and I look forward to learning so much more about chickens! [​IMG]

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  2. Ol Grey Mare

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

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    Welcome to BYC!
     
  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and [​IMG] - glad to have you onboard with us.

    The Learning Centre is a great resource, even for experienced poultry keepers - loads of info on anything poultry. https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center

    These links may help you for the moment.
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/getting-started-raising-chickens
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/hatching-eggs-and-raising-chicks


    You may wish to consider joining your state thread as it will put you in touch with other BYC members in your area - just type the name of your state in the search box.

    All the best
    CT
     
  4. N F C

    N F C dem crazy bones Premium Member

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    Cute chicks!
     
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    AW what sweet little chicks [​IMG] So glad you joined us at Backyard chickens [​IMG]
     

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