Chicken noob, trying to keep it on the low down

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by ksqrd, Sep 25, 2018.

  1. ksqrd

    ksqrd In the Brooder

    Sep 25, 2018
    Hi all!!
    We are a family of four in Eastern Wisconsin with two new chickens. We have had them since they were about 3 weeks I think, and they are currently 13 weeks. One is a white leghorn, and the other...meh, who knows? she (he?) is black with some red highlights in the chest, black feet also. we acquired them from a friend who was moving. They currently reside in a cheep coop from farm and fleet, and I'm hoping before the snow flies to create some sort of run for them to get a bit more freedom. Biggest opportunities we have are the local laws, which currently do not allow any farm animal, and a dog who really REALLY REALLY wants to play with, aka eat, the girls....anybody want a people friendly dog? just kidding shes not going anywhere!
    You know I like my chicken can sing along is you wish. And that just about sums up my total knowledge of chickens. I'm going to be looking for advise and plans mostly here. I WILL ask that stupid question, just answer nicely please, I will learn eventually. At least that's what I have been telling the wife for 22 years.. Looking forward to learning from you pros!
  2. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Quail Hatch Day–6

    Welcome to BYC!
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  3. Chick-N-Fun

    Chick-N-Fun Happy Holidays to all my BYC Peeps!

    Jun 26, 2014
    Upstate NY
    Welcome to our FUNomenal community! :celebrate
    Make yourself at home and have lots of fun!
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  4. FrankieDoodle

    FrankieDoodle Poppy-Dog

    Jul 29, 2017
  5. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    I like your introduction - welcome to BYC.
  6. Hardknockshomestead

    Hardknockshomestead Songster

    Sep 3, 2018
    Northwest Wisconsin
  7. BlueBaby

    BlueBaby Crossing the Road

    Mar 21, 2016
    Maricopa, AZ. (near Phoenix)
    Hello, and welcome to BYC!
  8. Hardknockshomestead

    Hardknockshomestead Songster

    Sep 3, 2018
    Northwest Wisconsin
    Hi back, and welcome to Backyard Chickens!
    No question is too ridiculous to ask here, so ask away!
    I think your black chicken might be the same kind as my black ones. We got ours from Sunnyside Hatchery here in Wisconsin, and they call their black chickens "Special Blacks". I believe they were developed from the Dekalb Black variety, but I am not sure. My hens have black legs, black feathers with red chest feathers, black beaks, and even black combs! Very gentle chickens and lay big brown eggs.
    Hope you get to keep your chickens without any "flock" from your local lawmakers! Good luck with everything!
  9. FlappyFeathers

    FlappyFeathers Crowing

    Feb 5, 2018
    Northwest Oregon
    My Coop
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    Hopefully you don't have a roo. You'll have a lot better chance keeping your chickens under the radar if they're all hens.:oops:

    Good luck in your new chicken adventure!!
  10. Silkie_Mom

    Silkie_Mom Songster

    Oct 26, 2017
    Aww, welcome to the chicken family! There's lots of good info floating around on the site. You'll be a chicken pro in no time :jumpy And be stern with that pup! My German Shephard was too curious for his own good, and I ended that real quick. Now he won't even look at the chickens lol.

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