Chicken Newbie

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by jpaynep31, Sep 2, 2014.

  1. jpaynep31

    jpaynep31 Just Hatched

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    Hello!
    My name is Jen. Our family just got our first chickens on Saturday. They are all 3 weeks old. We have 11 all together: 3 Ameraucanas, 2 Rhode Island Reds, 2 Barred Rocks, 2 Leghorns, and 2 Bantams. Their names are Buffalo, Lily, River Song, Kevin (not a boy, but named by one), Freddy (not a boy, but named by one), Cajun, Breesy, Foghorn, Nugget, Cutie, and Dumpling. Over the weekend, we started building their coop and have the frame completely done. I've been reading the Backyard Chickens forum for a while as I've been reading up on chickens to prepare for this exciting adventure, but I decided to actually sign up once we got our girls.

    I'm currently in school studying Family and Child Development. My husband and I have 3 children ages 11, 7, and (almost) 6. We also have 2 dogs, a miniature beagle and a plott hound. Other than chickens, my hobbies and interests include reading, fitness and nutrition, Saints football (I don't follow other NFL teams too much), television and movies (sci-fi, BBC, Walking Dead, Breaking Bad, New Girl, OITNB), hiking, and gardening.
     
  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Sounds like you have a lovely flock! A nice variety of breeds too.

    Make yourself at home here and if you have any questions, feel free to ask.

    Welcome to our flock!
     
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  3. arkansas55

    arkansas55 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hello and welcome,sound;s like you have a awesome flock,glad your here[​IMG]
     
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  4. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

    Alright Jen, [​IMG] great to have you joining the BYC flock [​IMG]




    BYC has a very useful learning center [​IMG]




    Sounds like you have a full house [​IMG]
     
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  5. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you. If you have any questions, feel free to ask!

    Good luck with your birds!
     
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  6. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!

    Feel free to ask lots of questions! We're all here to help. [​IMG]
     
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  7. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. I love the names you've given your chickens. My granddaughter names our hens after Disney princesses. I have trouble remembering which hen is which princess. :eek:) Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck with your flock.
     
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  8. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
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  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Well you really keep yourself busy - have you had the time to discover "chicken tv," . Chickens are so entertaining most people can sit and watch them for hours. No reruns, no cable bill - a new show every time. Welcome to BYC, glad you joined the flock.
     
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  10. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    Enjoy your flock and welcome to ours!
     
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