Chicken newbie

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by squidvicious, Mar 26, 2016.

  1. squidvicious

    squidvicious Out Of The Brooder

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    Hey guys!

    I just started my flock a few weeks ago. Got some chicks from a friend, a few more from tsc , and a few more from the local feed store. They range in age from a few days to 6ish weeks. I currently have 2 mix breed (probably a bantam silkie mix), 2 brown leghorn, 1 new hampshire red, 1 black sex link, 1 buff Orrington, and 1.silver wyandotte. I have been scouring the Internet for info on chickens and kept ending up here. Figured I would make an account.

    I live on a.farm with lots of.acreage so no restrictions on animals and plan to mostly free.range the birds. The jury is out on whether these ones will be pets or food post egg laying.

    I look forward to hanging out here.
     
  2. OrganicFarmWife

    OrganicFarmWife Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome! Very few people eat old birds, you can but they would needs to be for soup and very small. If you want meat birds there are several good choices and they are generally processes 10+ weeks.
    Free ranging works great and I enjoy it, but you do need to accept a certain amount of loss if you do.
    Look forward to seeing you around!
     
  3. N F C

    N F C doo be doo be doo Premium Member

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    You might enjoy sharing tips and stories with other members in PA. Just type your state name in the Search box and the Pennsylvania state thread should come up.

    It's nice to have you here!
     
  4. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member

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    Welcome, glad you have joined us. [​IMG]


    And congratulations on starting your own flock.
     
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  6. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - glad that you have joined us. Good luck with your new chicken-keeping adventure.


    All the best
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  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  8. squidvicious

    squidvicious Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks guys! Squidlet and I are going to love raising chickens!
     

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