Brand new from CT!


In the Brooder
6 Years
Mar 23, 2013
Hello all! I'm new to the community and new to chickens!

I just brought home my babies about a month ago -- at the moment, there are three Araucanas and two Buff Orpingtons. One of the Araucanas is my friend's -- she has two chickens and wanted a third but didn't want to raise the poor baby all by itself, so I'm holding on to her until she's big enough to go home :)

I just moved into a house on 3/4 of an acre in the summer of 2012 and wanted chickens IMMEDIATELY but had to put it off until my second baby was born. So now I'm a SAHM of two girls and a super excited mama to four (and surrogate mama at the moment to one) sweet little chickies! I sort of fancy myself a wannabe farmer - I've got my little garden that I grow an assortment of veggies in, and now I've got my little chicks!

These are from day one, so they've changed quite a bit! I'll have to upload some recent photos soon! I originally planned on naming them Lucy, Ethel, Fred, and Ricky (yeah, even though they're hens; I figured they could just be short for Winifred and Ericka, lol). But, at the insistence of my four and a half year old, I was overruled on two of those, lol.

First off, we have Jojo, my super sweetpea!

Nugget, her pushy sister.

Crazy Lucy who is now a mixture of white and black feathers.

My friend's chick who will be called Meri (but who I have been calling "Bob Villa" -- her husband thought it would be a great name and I thought it was hilarious -- there's nothing quite like saying, "Oh, Bob Villa!!" to a chick, lol!). She is now a mix of black, streaks of yellow, brown, and white tipped feathers.

And skittish Ethel -- she now has black and warm brown feathers.

Awww, they were so teeny!! They've since graduated to a large rabbit cage while we fix up their coop.



8 Years
Jul 17, 2011
North Central Kansas
Howdy from Kansas, RoseCassFarm, and
! Happy to have you aboard! Fine looking flock of chickens you have there! Good luck to you and your birds!!


7 Years
Jan 27, 2012
SW Ohio
Hello and welcome from glad you joined BYC

Your chicks are sooo cute! Sometimes I wish they would stay that size forever.

Best wishes on raising them up happy and healthy

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