Completely New at This

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Melodyschkns, Feb 23, 2015.

  1. Melodyschkns

    Melodyschkns Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 22, 2015
    Hi my Name is Melody. Ive always wanted to have chickens and yesterday we were out at our local TSS and excitedly we purchased 4 baby chicks. We were told they were Ameraucanas at first but later on we were told thet were not bc a previous customer had returned to the store complaining that the hens didn't produce the Easter Eggs. We decided it didnt matter that we wanted our baby chicks anyways. So I am now a mother of 3 beautiful girls ages 2,4,and 9 and as of yesterday we now have 4 baby chicks. My youngest 2 daughters have been so excited they haven't taken their eyes off of them.So super excited about joining this page and learning everything I can.We hopefully managed to pick out all Hens as we are really intersted in the potential of having Fresh eggs. Well Heres a picture of our babies and if by looking at them anyone can tell me what they maybe that would be great. They are black with grey and white on their wings and they have yellow under their necks[​IMG]
  2. LoveThemBirds

    LoveThemBirds Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 23, 2015
    Petting Buffy Like a Dog
    They sound like mix breeds.Traction supplies never have Pure bred birds.
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  3. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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

    Glad you could join the flock! I'm not sure what your chicks are but you could post some pics in the what breed gender section of the forum for more help. Here is the link

    Good luck with your exciting new adventure with chicks. Raising them is a fantastic and rewarding experience. Be sure to ask any questions, everyone here to help and very friendly.
    Enjoy BYC :frow
    Last edited: Feb 23, 2015
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  4. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop
    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    They are pretty young to identify sex and the breed can also be hard to detect at this age. So you might need to wait a few weeks until they start molting into their adult feathers and growing other characteristics.

    Adorable babies!! Enjoy them and welcome to our flock!
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  5. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 24, 2013
    [​IMG] I'm glad you joined our "flock!"

    Cute chicks! Good luck with them.
  6. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 24, 2013
    Welcome to BYC.[​IMG] I'm so glad you joined our community!

    Your new chicks are very cute.[​IMG] It is too young to determine breed accurately, but I'm thinking that they are Black Australorps, from your description. If they are Australorps, you'll really enjoy them! Australorps are very good layers that are well known for docile temperaments.
  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!
  8. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

    Feb 18, 2011
    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Glad you joined the flock. Good luck with your new babies.
  10. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

    Apr 23, 2014
    At our lodge
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    The above members have answered your question nicely.

    Good luck!

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