First Time Mama Hen in Virginia

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Jessiehughes86, May 30, 2017.

  1. Jessiehughes86

    Jessiehughes86 Just Hatched

    May 26, 2017
    Hello! I am excited to join the BYC community :)

    I got 4 chicks for Mother's Day - 2 Blue Wyandottes, 2 Ameraucanas/Easter Eggers - all female. They are five weeks old now! I bought a New Age Pet ecoFLEX Fontana Chicken Barn, scheduled to arrive tomorrow. It will be put inside a large enclosed run.

    I have two sons (1 & 4 years old) who are OBSESSED with the chickens :)

    Please share your best chicken advice for a first timer!

    ~Jessie IMG_2270.JPG
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  2. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member Project Manager

    Jan 10, 2013
    :welcome So glad you have joined us.

    Congrats on your newbies, they are so cute - and all girls :ya that's awesome.

    I'm not familiar with the coop you ordered - but make sure it is anchored down. Those light weight ones can blow over in high winds.
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  3. yoopergirl1211

    yoopergirl1211 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 12, 2016
    Erie PA
    Welcome! My first chicks were BLR Wyandottes and EEs too! My 13 year old daughter is obsessed with our birds too and actually just assisted a egg hatch that was left behind from a broody. Advice? Get more chickens!
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  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to BYC - thanks for joining us and congrats on your little flock - very cute.

    You'll find lots of info in the Learning Centre - and if you have a specific topic in mind, just type it in the search box - there's a wealth of information on past and present threads.

    Each week, various topics are discussed, which can also be a great resource -

    You may wish to consider joining your state thread as it will put you in touch with other BYC members in your area -

    All the best

  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Glad you joined us at Backyard chickens :wee

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