Clucking in from South Bend, IN

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by krazyrabbit, Apr 26, 2016.

  1. krazyrabbit

    krazyrabbit Just Hatched

    Apr 26, 2016
    South Bend, IN
    Hi, thanks for the add!

    First time owner here from the city of South Bend. I moved from a more rural part of Virginia on a half acre where you needed 5 or more acres to have farm animals and was surprised to discover that anyone can own up to 6 hens in South Bend as long as you have the space for a proper sized coop and run.

    This made me so happy as I have always loved animals and wanted to add chicken layers/pets to my menagerie. Since last fall I have done a ton of research of what I need to do and have ready for 6 chicks, great information here on BackYard Chickens, on FaceBook groups, the Chicken Chick site and others.

    I decided on large gentle breeds and ordered 1 Speckled Sussex, 1 Australorp, 1 Salmon Faverolle and got 1 Mystery chick who appears to be a RIR, and 3 EE'ers, The first batch arrived last Tuesday and the other 3 will come this week.

    LOVE them so much, they are so funny! I already have a shed that I'm converting into a coop; and have the supplies to build the run - it just needs to stop raining so I can work on it.

    Anyway, happy to be here and will post if I need any questions answered!

    Here's what I think is the RIR, she's the boss so far, but not mean.

  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2014
    Yorkshire, UK
    My Coop
    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join the flock! Congratulations on your chicks, your pic is adorable :celebrate
    It sounds like you are really enjoying your new chicken adventures. Chicks sure are lots of fun to raise, I really enjoy it.

    Wishing you the very best of luck and enjoy BYC :frow
  3. unionhillchix

    unionhillchix Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 15, 2014
    canon ga
    [​IMG] Glad you joined the flock! Hope it stops raining soon so you can finish your run! Good luck with your flock![​IMG]
  4. 2crazyflockers

    2crazyflockers Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 26, 2016
    Just saw you were from south bend we moved from Niles mi a year ago!
  5. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to our community and congrats on your new chicks!

    You'll find lots of info in the Learning Centre (even if you have lots of experience), and if you have a specific topic in mind, just type it in the search box - there's a wealth of information on past and present threads.

    These links may help you for the moment.

    You may wish to consider joining your state thread as it will put you in touch with other BYC members in your area -

    All the best
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Welcome to the Backyard chickens flock. Looks like Red is staring down your Australorp, at this early age.
  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)

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