Got my first flock!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by tlperk, Sep 4, 2016.

  1. tlperk

    tlperk New Egg

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    So excited! I got my chicks a few days ago, I was going to get three and ended up with 6! I had heard about chicken math, now I'm a firm believer! We live in the city so 6 is our limit, I'm hoping for a perfect pick of all hens, if not I have friends that will trade with me.
    I'm looking forward to learning from you guys!
    Tami
     
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  2. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  3. BuffOrpington88

    BuffOrpington88 Non-Stop

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    Hi Tami, welcome to BYC! Thanks for joining us and best of luck with your new flock! [​IMG]
     
  4. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, Tami, and :welcome. Pleased you joined us. Did you order 3 and get 6? Or did you order 3 and got sent 6? If it was the former, a word of caution. The three extra chicks may be males. Hatcheries often struggle getting rid of surplus males as most everyone only wants hens. So, they will sometimes toss in a few "bonus" chicks. If you're okay with rooster no problem. Just wanted to prepare you in case you were not. Best of luck to you!
     
  5. tlperk

    tlperk New Egg

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    Good to know! I actually went to the feed store with the plan on buying three and it seemed like so few...so I added three more! The hubby is questioning my counting ability!
    Being in the city limits I'm not allowed to have roosters, which is a shame. [​IMG]
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Welcome to Backyard chickens Tami, it's very nice to meet you.
     
  7. FARMER3112

    FARMER3112 Out Of The Brooder

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    Good luck hope no nosy dogs come lol have fun [​IMG]
     
  8. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Welcome to BYC! It's great to have you.
     
  9. FARMER3112

    FARMER3112 Out Of The Brooder

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    Nice
     
  10. N F C

    N F C doo be doo be doo Premium Member

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    Congratulations on your new little flock! Do you know what breeds you got?

    Chicks are so cute but they grow super fast so don't forget to take lots of pictures!
     

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