Candy Chicks

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by candylinder, Nov 11, 2015.

  1. candylinder

    candylinder Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 21, 2015
    I am new to the chicken world and loving it! I have 4 Red-sexlink that have just started laying-1 Barred Rock and 3 black silkies-still waiting to know if these 4 are hens or roos~ hoping for hens but attached to them all now, so all are keepers :)
    Live in Montana, built a new coop and run and just getting it all figured out-is this fun or what!!!!!!! And the fresh eggs-wow! Fantastic!
  2. ChickadeeNMe

    ChickadeeNMe Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 12, 2015
    Knoxville, TN
    Hey there!! I'm new to this forum, but I've kept chickens for a couple years. I'm no expert at all. I'm still learning and I still feel like I don't know what I'm doing! But, you're right!!! It is fun and chickens are a pure joy to keep. I love all of mine. I have a variety pack I guess. 1 black australorp, 1 easter egger, 1 barred rock. and 1 rhode island red. I had a silkie rooster, but unfortunately a coyote got him (I think). I also had an Old English Game bantam hen that I ADORED, but she disappeared. A hawk I think. [​IMG] No more free range without supervision until I can figure this all out. She was my favorite of them all. The sweetest and most friendly. I am trying my hand at hatching some eggs in a incubator right now. I'm on day 7. Not sure how it's going yet, but my fingers are crossed. [​IMG]
    Anyways, nice to meet you!!!
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    You can post photos of your birds at "what breed or gender is this." In the case of silkies though, they are extremely difficult to sex before 4-5 mos. of age and sometimes not till they crow or lay eggs.
  4. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

    May 14, 2014
    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. It's good to have another member from Montana on here. In which part of Montana do you live? If you want to know the gender of your chickens, definitely post their pics on our What Breed or Gender is This? section in Chicken Breeds under the Forum at the top of the page and take advantage of our experts there. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Cheers.
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
  6. candylinder

    candylinder Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 21, 2015
    What an awesome site this is! I have looked up so much information and learned so much! I am in NE Montana- 15miles from Canada and 45 miles from North Dakota.
    Thanks for welcoming me!
  7. trailrider330

    trailrider330 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 4, 2013
    Midwest America
    Welcome to the BYC flock! We are glad you joined us!


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