Fresh out of the shell

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by EvieHeartBears, Apr 26, 2016.

  1. EvieHeartBears

    EvieHeartBears Just Hatched

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    Hi everyone, so my family has finally made our first chicken purchase. We have 3 leghorns, 3 australorps, and a bantam. We aren't sure what kind the bantam is but we are excited to have it aboard. We know that our leghorns are girls and we are hoping with our fingers crossed that the rest are girls too. They are about 8 days old now and we are watching for any changes at all. And since we have a few of the same we should be able to see differences as they grow. Anyway we are just super happy to finally be able to start our little chick family.
     
  2. chickenweirdo1

    chickenweirdo1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG]Great to have another poultry lover!
     
  3. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Stuck back in the 40s Premium Member

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    You can post pictures of them in the "What Breed or Gender" forum when they are around 6 weeks so we can help you with their gender.
     
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  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to our community - glad that you have joined us.

    You'll find lots of info in the Learning Centre (even if you have lots of experience)
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center, 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.

    These links may help you for the moment.
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/getting-started-raising-chickens
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/hatching-eggs-and-raising-chicks


    You may wish to consider joining your state thread as it will put you in touch with other BYC members in your area - https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/270925/find-your-states-thread

    All the best
    CT
     
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Would love to see photos when they are older. Congrats on your chicks and [​IMG]
     

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