Chicken Newbie Mom

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by DownByTheRiver, Mar 31, 2018.

  1. DownByTheRiver

    DownByTheRiver Songster

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    Hello. I moved to the country a year and a half ago, and finally have time this summer for a garden and some chickens (not together, I've heard).

    Last week, I bought eight 2-to-3-week-old chicks: 3 Black Wyandottes, 2 Ameraucanas, 3 Blue Laced Red Wyandottes. These are living in my basement right now, as it is abut 10 degrees outside still, and we just got 6 inches of snow.

    On May 28th, I have some Black Copper Marans hatching eggs coming. I already have the incubator.

    And on June 4th, I have day-old chicks coming: 5 Speckled Sussex, 5 Silver Cuckoo Marans and 5 Easter Eggers.

    I like to stay busy. Ha!!
     
  2. FrankieDoodle

    FrankieDoodle Poppy-Dog

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    :frow Welcome to BYC!!! :woot
     
  3. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

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    Hello and welcome to our community - thanks for joining us.

    You can use this link to contact members in your area - Find Your State Thread

    Best wishes

    Pork Pie
     
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  4. xXStringbeanXx

    xXStringbeanXx Songster

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    Welcome fellow Northerner! I am getting my first chicks next week and like you, I now have more snow on the ground. Hope you enjoy your time here as much as I have the past few weeks. Tons of great people and information. Also, hope we both get a good Spring thaw that sticks!
     
  5. DownByTheRiver

    DownByTheRiver Songster

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    I've been drinking coffee in the morning and watching chicks, instead of reading the news. Much less stressful. So far! What kind of chicks are you looking for?
     
  6. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

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  7. Killer Tomato

    Killer Tomato Songster

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    You went from zero to possibly 25 chickens in, like, 3 months? That's some serious Chicken Math! Nice work! And welcome!
     
  8. xXStringbeanXx

    xXStringbeanXx Songster

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    I have red sex link, Black sex links, buff Brahmas, red ranger meat birds, and rare surprise chicks coming. In total 35 birds and then any extras if they get added in. I guarantee nothing productive will happen once they get here next week as I will be all about being a “mother hen”. It’s exciting stuff!
     
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  9. Joeschooks

    Joeschooks Just clucking around

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    Hello and welcome to BYC! Great to have you here.

    We are hatching partners, I have BC Marans in the incy too :thumbsup
     
  10. Hen Pen Jem

    Hen Pen Jem Crowing

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    Greetings naynay1736, Welcome to BYC! :frow
    :jumpyHAVE A SPLENDID EASTER!:bun
     

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