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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Cinco de Bruni Farmily, Mar 19, 2018.

  1. Cinco de Bruni Farmily

    Cinco de Bruni Farmily In the Brooder

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    :frowHello! My family and I just “adopted” a friends 4 hens yesterday. They are approx 8 months old and I’m unsure of their breeds. Although, I plan to google that today. I would love beginner tips and advice to keep these girls happy and healthy. One of the hens was described as “broody” And the other 3 as “layers.”

    I actually heard about this community from the clerk at Home Depot where we purchased our first coop. We were VERY limited on time (1 day notice) and options before being asked to bring these girls home. We already have ordered a different coop that should be here this week.

    Before bringing the girls home yesterday, we were a family of five. Two boys (6, 4) and one girl(2) plus, a year old lab mix, 3 kitty cats and 3 betta Fish. :p

    Thank you for this community and especially for all your helpful and encouraging tips. :love
     
  2. 007Sean

    007Sean Pheasant Whisperer

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    Howdy Cinco:welcome:frow Happy:ya to have you join the family. Enjoy your time here at BYC! :)
     
  3. ChickenGirl555

    ChickenGirl555 Songster

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    Hello! Welcome to BYC! If you want help on figuring out what breeds you have, you can get an answer very quick if you ask on here!

    Also, just want to say that when a female chicken is under a year old, it is a PULLET. It’s a hen once it is a year old. Same with roosters, except the term is COCKEREL. These words will just help people here understand what age your chickens are instead of saying their actual age every time!

    Welcome to the flock!
     
  4. enoryz

    enoryz Songster

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    :welcome I've had chickens now for about 1 1/2 years and this site has helped tremendously. Any question you have has been asked on this site already. Even the ones you think are ridiculous to ask. They are almost word for word. Don't be afraid to ask and one thing I learned is go straight to the point don't beat around the bush. Good luck with the new chickens! Post some pics and someone will help with breeds.
     
  5. Welcome to BYC! I got my first four chickens the same way:lau friend was moving away so as asked if we wanted them. Knew nothing about chickens what so ever at that time. Hope you enjoy your time at BYC!
     
  6. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

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    Hello and welcome to BYC. For breed, post pics here - https://www.backyardchickens.com/forums/what-breed-or-gender-is-this.15/

    A broody is a hen that is currently not laying and has the hormonal drive to sit on eggs and hatch them. You can break them out of this hormonal broodiness by reading through this link - http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/181289/how-to-break-a-broody-hen

    More generally, Here's a good link where you’ll find lots of information on almost every aspect of keeping chickens - from coop building ideas, to incubating eggs - https://www.backyardchickens.com/articles/


    There’s a link on the page above to the Learning Centre - it’s a great resource. 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 - https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/topic-of-the-week-thread-archive


    Best wishes

    Pork Pie
     
  7. PouleChick

    PouleChick Crowing

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    :frow:frowHello and welcome :welcome!

    We are a new chicken family too and I have found this forum incredibly addictive helpful - I've been asking lots of dumb newbie questions but I'd rather ask than do something not good for my birds! I look forward to seeing pics of your girls.
     
  8. Farmer Connie

    Farmer Connie All My Friends Have Hoofs

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  9. jadip4

    jadip4 Songster

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    :welcome Glad to have ya .. good luck with your birds. Can't wait to see pics!!



    This is so true! I search a question first and pretty much always find my answer ... maybe why I haven't been posting a lot ... :hmm
     
  10. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

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