BYC from IA

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Hagemt, Mar 20, 2018.

  1. Hagemt

    Hagemt In the Brooder

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    Hello everyone!
    We are a family of 5 that just got 7 baby chicks a few weeks back.... 3 EE pullets, 1 "brown egg layer" we are really hoping to be a barred rock and 3 "rare breed mix" pullets. So exited to see what they grow into!
    We live in a small town so won't have more than 4-10 hens at a time. Our accidental roos will be rehomed to a family members acreage
    We had 6 3yo hens that were friendly great layers that we raised. 2 of the sweetest barred rocks you'll ever meet, 2 RIR sassy gals, 1 pushy EE, and 1 broody black thing. Unfortunately we lost them all within a couple weeks from 2 separate incidents...1)a loose hunting dog had too much fun when he climbed into the fence and 2) a suspected coyote.
    We are ready to try again with a more predator proof set up.
    Meet our chicks, now 3-4 weeks old:
    EE 1 - Caramel
    EE 2 - Shovey
    EE 3 - Omletta "letti"

    ? Barred Rock- Midnight

    Orange-ish mystery rare breed- Nugget

    Black-red mystery rare breed- Garnet

    White/yellow/little black coming in mystery rare breed with fuzzy feet- Valence "Val"
     

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  2. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

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  3. penny1960

    penny1960 Going back to La La Land

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    Welcome to Backyard Chickens sorry for you losses hope all is well with the new peeps
     
  4. MrsMistyReal

    MrsMistyReal Enabler

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    Welcome aboard to BYC family gr8 people tons of information loads of fun enjoy shake your tail feathers :goodpost: welcome-spring_24908-280.jpg
     
  5. Smuvers Farm

    Smuvers Farm Melvin Up the Taterhole

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    :welcome:celebrate

    Glad you're here !

    A must have for your poultry is a FIRST AID KIT for any issues that would arise. (https://www.backyardchickens.com/threads/suggestions-for-a-first-aid-kit.1150128/)
    It's definitely better to have it and not need it rather than need it and not have it.

    Also, make sure your coop(s) have a proper amount of VENTILATION. (https://www.backyardchickens.com/ar...-there-and-cut-more-holes-in-your-coop.47774/) Your chickens will absolutely thank you for it!

    One last thing, if you're into gardening, feel free to join this years SEED SWAP (https://www.backyardchickens.com/threads/seed-swap.1220129/)
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    Beautiful chicks, especially the first one
     
  7. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams

    G’Day from down under Hagemt :frow Welcome and Congratulations! :clap

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    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.

    Including your general location on your profile will assist others. Location, climate, season etc can be important factors when members are responding to any questions you may have and vice versa.

    You might want to also Find Your State Thread and pop in and say hello.

    BYC has Topic of the Week discussions which I have found to be a great resource, informative and sometimes entertaining; so definitely worth checking out. This one may be of particular interest to you:
    Topic of the Week - Keeping the Flock Safe from Predators

    Your babies are adorable! :love If you would like to share more Pictures and Stories of them, 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 ;)
     
  8. 007Sean

    007Sean Pheasant Whisperer

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    Howdy:welcome:frow Happy :yato have you join the family. Enjoy your time here at BYC! :)
     
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  9. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

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    Hello and welcome to BYC and congrats on your new littles :thumbsup
     
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  10. N F C

    N F C is it nap time yet?

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    :welcome

    Your chicks are cute, thanks for sharing photos! If you'd like to be sure of their breed, once they are around 5-6 weeks old, you could post pictures of them to this thread:
    What Breed Or Gender is This?

    Thanks for joining us, it's nice to have you here!
     
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