First-time raising chicken children :)

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Hillary Anne, May 31, 2017.

  1. Hillary Anne

    Hillary Anne Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello chicken-lover world!

    My spouse and I are officially first-time chicken parents. The chicks were born in early April; and, while they were busy staying alive, we built them a coop in our urban backyard. There were five chicks in total. Our close friends are raising 3 and we are raising 2. Lucy & Bum-Bum, now pullets, moved into their new coop this past Sunday. They are about 8 weeks old.

    We're not entirely sure of the breeds, I'm actually hoping someone can help me identify them. One (in my avatar) appears to be a Rhode Island Red - And the other looks like a Plymouth Rock chicken.

    My spouse and I also have two cats, one of which is a rescue with a huge personality. We both love animals, and are avid backcountry campers and rock-climbers. My spouse is a Chiropractor and I work as a Project Coordinator for the local University.


    I stumbled upon BYC on a Google search while we were building the coop. I'm really excited to hear everyone's ideas and learn all the chicken things.

    Bye for now!
    Hillary

     
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  2. Hope Hughes

    Hope Hughes Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    :welcome Glad you joined the family! Lots of good people & information here. We would love to see pictures of your Chickens! They are awesome animals to have!
     
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  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    You can post photos at "what breed or gender is this," if you want to be certain of what you have.
     
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  4. MamaChick74

    MamaChick74 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to BYC!! I just recently joined after being a chicken mommy for almost 3 years. It is a great place to come to for help and information :) Enjoy!
     
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  5. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    :frow Welcome aboard!
     
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  6. N F C

    N F C just blowing in the wind Premium Member Project Manager

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    :welcome

    It's nice to have you here!
     
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  7. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Queen of the Coop Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!
     
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  8. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! :frow

    Great to have you aboard and welcome to our roost! :)
     
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