Finally got chickens!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by belchickens, Feb 2, 2017.

  1. belchickens

    belchickens New Egg

    Jan 25, 2017
    Hi everyone!

    I've lurked these forums a few times before (doing research before getting chooks) but now we've got some! Yay! Picked up Henrietta and Charlemagne the Isa browns at an estate sale! Had them for about 2 weeks now. Vet checked them over, all healthy. Reliable layers too! They get on well with our doggy, and our toddler [​IMG] Supervised of course!
    I'll probs have a ton of questions in the future, so bear with me please [​IMG][​IMG]
  2. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

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

    Ask as many questions as you want!

    I recommend a visit to the Learning Centre; lots of good tips there:

    You might want to also pop in and say hello on your local thread: ‘Find your State’s thread.

    You are very lucky that they get along with your dog and vice versa but yep, still a good idea to keep a close eye on proceedings for a while.

    At the risk of sounding like an enabler [​IMG] you might want to consider getting at least one more chicken. Sadly, we lose chickens along the way and if you lose one, your remaining hen will be very lonely. I have been there, done that and got the T-shirt! Had to race out and find my lone chicken a friend, waive quarantine etc. Now, I have 5 and make sure I never drop below 3.

    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. Unlike non chicken loving friends, family and colleagues, BYC’ers never tire of stories or pictures that feature our feathered and non feathered friends [​IMG]
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  3. chameleon

    chameleon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hi belchickens and [​IMG]
    Your girls are beautiful, have fun with your new flock!

    I'm quite new here too, and everyone has been amazingly helpful and patient, so ask away [​IMG]
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  4. BlueBaby

    BlueBaby Overrun With Chickens

    Hello, and welcome to BYC!
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  5. N F C

    N F C home again! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

    Nice to hear everyone is getting along well and you're enjoying the chickens. I would also advise getting at least 1 or 2 more birds. Before you add any new chickens to the 2 you have now, read up on isolation and integration (you'll find lots about adding to the flock using the Search function).

    Make yourself at home here and always feel free to ask questions!
  6. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Hello from Kansas, belchickens, and [​IMG]! Great to have you aboard! Looks like Teila and others have given you some great links to explore so I'll just say best wishes and thanks for joining BYC!! [​IMG]
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    So glad you joined us at Backyard chickens [​IMG]
  8. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

    Mar 9, 2014
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC and the wonders of chicken keeping! Ask all the questions you want, we gladly "talk chicken" all day long around glad you've joined us.
  9. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

    Apr 24, 2016
    Hey there, and welcome to Backyard Chickens!!! I am so glad you decided to join our big, happy family! Please make yourself at home and enjoy yourself here! :frow

  10. belchickens

    belchickens New Egg

    Jan 25, 2017
    Thanks everyone! You're all so kind! [​IMG]

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