Excited to be here! Total chicken rookie

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by TheBlaireCrew, Aug 24, 2016.

  1. TheBlaireCrew

    TheBlaireCrew Just Hatched

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    Hi everyone. Super excited to be part of this community after lurking for a couple of months. My family and I are total chicken rookies. Ordered our first batch from mcmurrays in June. After our first bunch got lost in the mail (they never did arrive) we received our replacements on June 22. Ordered 15 and got the "free rare exotic" add on so started with 16. One didn't survive the first night and we had to cull one after a couple of weeks because of a crooked beak that was getting worse by the day [​IMG]
    Anyways my family consists of myself, my husband and our 6 children. We just bought a house on 4 acres in April and have been adding to the headcount ever sense! We have the 14 chickens, 3 ducks, a leopard catahoula puppy and a bunny so far. Looking to add a lamb pretty soon (for 4h).
     
  2. silkiecuddles

    silkiecuddles FortheLoveofSilkies

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    :frow Hi, and welcome to BYC!
    So sorry to hear about the order that never came, but I'm glad they sent you replacements!
     
  3. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  4. 8MerryHens

    8MerryHens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to BYC. Animals and children make such great combinations. Hope your critter collection continues to grow and thrive and your children enjoy 4H. I have great memories of showing dairy cattle. I got my first flock in April and a few have started laying eggs - it was so exciting to find that first egg. I know you and your family will be impatiently waiting for that day to come!
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Welcome to Backyard chickens, the Learning Center above, is the best place to start a poultry education.
     
  6. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings, BlaireCrew, and :welcome. Glad you joined our community. Sounds like you have a lot going on! Best wishes to you and the crew. :)
     

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