Chickadee90 Introduction

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Chickadee90, Jun 17, 2019.

  1. Chickadee90

    Chickadee90 In the Brooder

    May 9, 2019
    Hi everyone!
    My name is Bethany and I am new to the Chicken world! :) I originally started out with 6 baby chicks on Easter of 2019. Unfortunately we lost one and had to re-home another. I'm not sure what happened to the first one, but they started pecking the second and I panicked and wanted her to be safe with someone who had more experience. So we are down to 4! And I LOVE them! :love
    We purchased them from Rural King, and I honestly am not sure the breed of any of them! We picked them from the assorted breed of straight runs and I'm still not even sure if all of them are hens! Someone had said they think our two larger black chicks are Jersey Giants but I have no idea! The other two may be Golden Comets, based on the research that I have done myself!
    I have absolutely fell in love with all of them! I am a stay at home mom at the moment so I have the free time to sit and hang out with them and they are very tame and friendly! They eat out of my hand, they let us pet them and pick them up, and they follow us around. It's adorable.

    We originally purchased our chicks for our kids (age 4 & 7) both boys! My in-laws have chickens and the boys loved helping care for them and wanted some of their own. That soon changed once they got bored with them HAHA. I am a HUGE animal lover, and deep down I wanted them myself and just told my husband I was getting them for the boys so I could get them :lol:
    I have been doing research since I've had them, so I can properly care for them and have learned a little along the way. But I still have a lot to learn. That is how I found Backyard Chickens! And I'm glad that I did! Everyone seems to be very active on the forums and tries to be as helpful as possible. We have ran into another problem recently :( and I'm hoping I can find help here, and decided to join after reading such great feedback!
    Well I think I have covered all of the basics so far, so I'll quit rambling :D I'm happy to be apart of the community!
  2. DobieLover

    DobieLover Easily distracted by chickens

    Jul 23, 2018
    Apalachin, NY
    My Coop
    Hello, Bethany, and welcome to BYC! :frow Glad you joined.
    Feel free to start a new thread in the Breed and Gender forum with pictures of your chicks and we'll let you know what we think they are.
    You likely do have cockerels if you bought SR. With two young boys, please be very careful if you decide to keep ONE of them. Cockerel chicks start off very friendly but when the hormones kick in, their personalities frequently change drastically. Be ready for that.
  3. Camellia

    Camellia Songster

    May 14, 2019
    Welcome to byc! We're glad to have you :ya
  4. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

    Jan 30, 2015
    Hello Bethany and welcome to BYC. I hope that you enjoy your time here.

    This is a useful link to take a look at - “How to...” guides. You may wish to consider including your location (using the guide in the link above). You can use this link to contact members in your area - U.S. States

    Best wishes

    Pork Pie
  5. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

    Jul 31, 2015
    Houston, TX
    My Coop
    fldiver97, Pork Pie, 007Sean and 5 others like this.
  6. CarpCharacin

    CarpCharacin Cyprinus carpio

    Aug 17, 2016
    Salt Lake City, UT
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! We're glad you decided to join our wonderful community! :welcome
  7. ronott1

    ronott1 A chicken will always remember the egg

    Mar 31, 2011
    Woodland, CA
    My Coop
    Welcome Cool.gif

    You are at the best place to help you on your Chicken Journey!
  8. penny1960

    penny1960 Going back to La La Land

    Dec 29, 2015
    Mossyrock, WA
    Welcome to Backyard Chickens Bethany
  9. Leahs Coop

    Leahs Coop Free Ranging

    Nov 5, 2018
    Hello Bethany,:frow and a warm welcome to Backyard Chickens! It's great to have you here with us!
  10. 007Sean

    007Sean Pheasant Whisperer

    Oct 25, 2015
    South Central Texas
    Howdy Bethany :frow and Welcome to Backyard Chickens.

    Happy :ya to have you here with us. Enjoy your time here at BYC!

    Thanks for joining our community! :celebrate

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