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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by chickoletta, Jan 1, 2015.

  1. chickoletta

    chickoletta Just Hatched

    I'm in an unincorporated area in the Bay Area in California. We are starting our flock of pullets this weekend: RIR, Barr Rocks, Buff Orpington, EE, and a Black Australorps. One each. Not sure if I spelled them all correctly. Very excited. Been reading and planning this for 3 years!!! This site is awesome and I'm so grateful to have this resource. Thank you all for being available I'm sure to inundate with questions soon!!!! I'm hoping to have picked breeds that will get along and not be too flighty or noisy. Not sure if it's more breed inherent or part hen personality. Happy New Year to you all.
     
  2. CrazyChookz

    CrazyChookz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] and have a happy New Year to you too! Please don't hesitate to ask questions, that's what we're here for! (that and also to joke about scarcely chicken related topics). I hope you enjoy your lovely mixed flock, I personally love Australorps (maybe because we're all Aussies) and wish you luck!
     
  3. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    Wow! You must be so egg-cited! Enjoy your birds! You've picked some great breeds!

    Be sure to check out our learning center. Tons of helpful info there!
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center
     
  4. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. You have picked some reasonably quiet breeds. Buff Orpingtons and Black Australorps are exceptionally calm and gentle breeds. My children, and now my granddaughter, made lap pets of both breeds. Black Australorps are also exceptionally good layers; the best lay rate of the brown egg laying breeds. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck with your flock.
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Nice choice of breeds, I think you'll be very happy with them. Glad you joined the flock. Hope you enjoy Backyard chickens as much as we do.
     
  6. Americano Blue

    Americano Blue Mush on!

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    Welcome to BYC!!!!!!
     
  7. dragon30276

    dragon30276 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Glad you're here.
     
  8. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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  9. ChickyChickens

    ChickyChickens Chickening Around

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    Welcome to BYC!!! There are loads of members on here…so if you have ANY questions…just ASK!!!

    Hope you have loads of fun and all your answers answered here on BYC the BEST CHICKEN KEEPING FORUM on EARTH!!

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  10. matt44644

    matt44644 Chillin' With My Peeps

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