Brand new chicken owner as of today!

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by chicamama, Mar 12, 2008.

  1. chicamama

    chicamama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello,
    I'm Sylvia and a total newbie to owning chickens. I am just starting out and, with the help of my local feed store owner, I'm now the proud owner of 5 chicks. I live in southern california. I've always wanted to have my own chicks and have fresh eggs. I'll need all your help.
    Here's my dd and one of them. I'm not sure the breed?
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    More, lol, much more to follow I'm sure. Right now they (I bought 5) are almost 1 month old and under a heat lamp in a make shift (safe) coop. We will be fixin it up more and more as they get older.

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  2. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    welcome to BYC. Your daughter seems to be holding a buff orp [​IMG]
     
  3. hcammack

    hcammack Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi Welcome to BYC !

    I think you have a nice little Buff Orphington Pullet wow the weather looks nice over there [​IMG] it is ok here. Have fun on the begining of your chicken journey I have 12 hens in the suburbs an I want more.

    Henry
     
  4. Stormhorse23

    Stormhorse23 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 22, 2007
    Indiana
    Im so sorry. I hope you recover from your addiction soon. [​IMG]
     
  5. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Recover!!! Welcome to the insanity, you don't want to go back. If the legs are yellow, its a rock, if the legs are white, they are orps. Either way good choice! They look like orps to me.
     
  6. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    Welcome to BYC [​IMG]
     
  7. ibpboo

    ibpboo Where Chickens Ride Horses

    Jul 9, 2007
    always changing
    Welcome, you'll have tons of fun, with your chickens and here on BYC!! Chickens make excellent pets, so many personalities and they like to follow you around.
    Have fun and keep us up to date! [​IMG]
     
  8. chicamama

    chicamama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thanks everyone.[​IMG]
    They are a yellow color I believe. I also think they are all girls. or, at least 98% per the feed store.
     
  9. Stormhorse23

    Stormhorse23 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 22, 2007
    Indiana
    That is NO DOUBT an orpington. I have two, myself [​IMG]
     
  10. chicamama

    chicamama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are Orpingtons good egg layers?

    What about these guys?
    I got 5 totall and of course I completely forgot the breeds. Rocks? Duh. newbie or WHAT?
    Here are the other 4
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