Crazy Chicken Lady in Training

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by BorealBee, Jun 26, 2016.

  1. BorealBee

    BorealBee Just Hatched

    Jun 26, 2016
    Thunder Bay, Ontario
    Hello! I'm Bee, long time lurker, first time chicken mom. This website has been a fantastic resource as I read up on raising chickens over the years, so I'm excited to finally join the forum :)

    I received my clutch of day old chicks on May 31st, at 4 weeks old they're just about entering their awkward teenage phase. The flock currently consists of 10 red sex-link pullets, 10 brahmas (4 light, 4 buff, 2 dark,) 10 EEs, 1 silkie, and 1 silkie-x. They are hatchery chicks so their lineage is questionable however, but no matter, as a first timer all I was looking for was variety in my laying hens. They're a colourful bunch!

    Look forward to becoming part of the community!

    (Box o' chicks on their way home)
  2. uncertainty

    uncertainty Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 18, 2015
    Great White North
    Hi Bee;

    Great to have you join us at BYC. I am raising my first flock too. The learning curve has been pretty steep but totally worth it. Fortunately my family has a sense of humour about this - it was supposed to be MY project but it has become an all-hands on deck kind of project. My chickens are about 7 weeks old and they are getting big!! I didn't go for variety, they are all Red Sussex Crosses. So far I have been happy with behaviour - no serious bullying - although the boys are starting to get a wee bit stroppy with each other.
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Hi Bee, nice to meet you. Glad you joined us at the BYC flock. What a lovely box of chicks you have.
  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
  5. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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

    Glad you could join us here on BYC :frow What a cute box of chicks!! Those are some lovely breeds you have there and you seem to be really enjoying them. That awkward teenage look can be rather odd for them! Wishing you the very best of luck with them in the future and enjoy BYC :frow
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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

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