Complete noob to chicks

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by wvchickmom, Apr 21, 2017.

  1. wvchickmom

    wvchickmom New Egg

    Apr 21, 2017
    hello my name is Deborah I live in West Virginia I am new to the world of chickens I have 5 white leghorns 1 red star 1 Australorp 5 Easter Eggers 2 chickens which I cannot tell apart that are either cuckoo Marans barred rock or Dominique 1 silver laced Wyandotte 1 golden laced Wyandotte 1 cream legbar 1 Buckeye 1 polish and 1 barnevelder. I started with 6 chicks ....
  2. Spookwriter

    Spookwriter Overrun With Chickens

    Feb 23, 2010
    Deborah, the WV chickmom, welcome to this place
    such as it is.

    Sort of slow in the middle of the night.

    I did read your other post. Sometimes, it just seems to happen.
    Do you mind if I ask where the little ones came from?

  3. chameleon

    chameleon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hi, and [​IMG] You seem to have a bad case of chicken math, you've come to the right place. All chicken addicts here [​IMG] We'd love to see some pics of your chickens [​IMG]
  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to BYC - thanks for joining us.

    You'll find lots of info in the Learning Centre - 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.

    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
  5. wvchickmom

    wvchickmom New Egg

    Apr 21, 2017

    I got the initial 6 at Tractor supply and the next six at a local owned feed store. We had a pretty bad set back after a dog attack which only left us with five. My grampa bought me 3 from a feed store, not realizing i had already purchased 5 from Meyer hatchery. Meyer sent me an extra chick to raise so i could donate her eggs. Then we had another heartbreak when we lost one chick for no apparent reason. All this left me with a total of 13. My coop i had purchased holds 12. So i of course went to a local guy who raises and breeds a variety of chicken breeds, i had planned to ask him how to add on to my coop and well.... i left with 7 more chicks, a feeder, and i am picking up an extra coop he has in two weeks. Hoping i dont see any more breeds i fall in love with till i get a bigger back yard.[​IMG]
  6. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Greetings from Kansas, Deborah, and [​IMG]! Pleased you joined our flock! Best wishes and thank you for joining BYC!!! [​IMG]
  7. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under Deborah [​IMG] Welcome!

    As you have already received links to some good starting points, I will just wish you all the best.

    I hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun.

    If you would like to share pictures and stories of your flock, you have come to the right place. BYC’ers never tire of these and do not back away slowly or commence eye rolling when the photo album or home videos come out [​IMG]
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Sounds like you caught "chicken addiction," big time. When you chicks are older, 6-8 weeks or so, you can post photos at "what breed or gender is this."

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by