Fiirst time chicken farmer in Midland, TX

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by stevenrushing, Mar 27, 2017.

  1. stevenrushing

    stevenrushing New Egg

    Mar 27, 2017
    Midland Texas
    Howdy folk!

    I was doing some genealogy and realized just how very many of my ancestors were farmers, and decided to get some chickens for my backyard. I ran down to Tractor Supply and got 6 bantam straight-run (2 died within 2 days, one was really small and I think he was just going to die, but the other I am not sure about) and then I went back a couple days later and got 4 orpington pullets, so as of now I have 8 five-week-old chickens, going outside next week.

    I have been lurking for about 10 weeks, going through the information compiled here. I am probably just creating this account to upload some pictures of my chicks so you experts can tell me what I have, and then will go back to lurking. Chick pictures coming as soon as I can get them to sit still for solo identification pics.

  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Greetings from Kansas, Steven, and :welcome! Pleased you joined our flock! That's a cool reason to get into chickens...reconnecting with ancestors! Sounds like you know your way around BYC pretty well but if you haven't discovered it, you can chat with fellow TX poultry folks in your state thread in this link:
    Good luck and thanks for joining BYC! :)
  3. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

    Congrats on your new flock!

    It's nice to have you here
  4. TimLewallen

    TimLewallen Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 24, 2017
    Welcome! I am in Nacogdoches but originally from Odessa. I miss those big skies!
  5. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

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

    When you say “tell me what I have” do you mean breed gender or both? Looking at that one pic, I think you might have at least 2 cockerels but do not hold me to that.

    If you post the individual full body shots and heads shots including comb and wattles on this Forum, you will get some opinions:

    I hope you enjoy being a BYC member and do not return to lurking. 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 more 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]
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Teila has given you an excellent link for breed & gender. I would just add that you put their age - at time of photos, in your post. Age can make a big difference in evaluating them.

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