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Chickens = love... Who knew?

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by chicksurreal, Dec 3, 2013.

  1. chicksurreal

    chicksurreal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi,

    I'm new to BYC and to chicken keeping.

    We purchased 17 chicks about 3 months ago and I have gone from thinking, "Okay, they'll eat the bugs and give us eggs", to "OMG, I love them so much!!!"

    I spend much of my time observing chicken life these days. I can't wait to see them in the morning and spend time with them throughout the day and put them to bed at night. I make sure and count them after they are in the coop, just to make sure... The Hamburgs love to roost in trees, so I have to make sure they all get in the coop at night!


    We have 14 Silver-spangled Hamburgs (13 pullets and 1 cockerel, lost one pullet to an unknown ailment :( ), 1 Black Andalusion cockerel, and 1 Cuckoo Marans cockerel, with plans to add another 30-40 chicks in the spring. ~~I realize now that the Hamburgs probably won't give us much in the way of eggs, but I don't care, I love their quirky ways!

    BYC is so full of helpful information and experienced chicken owners that I feel privileged to be here! Looking forward to a long and happy association!
     
  2. reckless

    reckless Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was the same way!!
    I call them my babies, they all have names, I know their pecking order and their personalities... chickens are so great!!
    Share some pictures of yours!! :)

    We have a flock of four red sex links, one australorp, one easter egger, and one barred rock- all girls.
    Then we have a flock of two female silkies and one boy silkie- though we are getting more silkies next year ;)
    And then we have a single boy silkie we will be trying to incorporate into the first flock.

    So 11 in total! I love them and their eggs are delicious, I never cared for eggs and now I eat them EVERY morning!

    (And yeah, I love BYC! It's helped me so much, and so have the people here :) Best animal community I have been in yet!)
     
  3. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC!
     
  4. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
  5. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC.
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Lots of silkie threads on BYC if you'd like to check them out. The search box should bring them up
     
  7. chicksurreal

    chicksurreal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the warm welcome everyone!

    I'll post some pictures. :)
     
  8. chicksurreal

    chicksurreal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We're still trying to come up with names for most of the pullets, but the roos are easy to name, they seem to have more defined personalities early on.

    I love BYC, there's so much information and so many nice people here!
     
  9. chicksurreal

    chicksurreal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The black Andalusion cockerel is named Rambo, The Cuckoo Marans cockerel is Wiley and the Hamburg roo is Hephaestus. He's with some of his girls who are as of yet mostly unnamed.
     

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