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Greetings from Connecticut

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by shsesc, Jun 6, 2017.

  1. shsesc

    shsesc Out Of The Brooder

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    I am new here and have 3 Welsummers and a Buff Orpington all about 7 weeks old. EDIT: added 1 Speckled Sussex and 1 ISA Brown both 10 weeks old.
    I live in East Haddam, CT.
    I'm new to chicken keeping and I like it so far.
     
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  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - congrats on your new flock.

    You'll find lots of info in the Learning Centre - https://www.backyardchickens.com/articles/category/learning-center.11/ 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 - https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/topic-of-the-week-thread-archive

    You may wish to consider joining your state thread as it will put you in touch with other BYC members in your area - http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/270925/find-your-states-thread#post_3239224

    All the best

    CT
     
  3. shsesc

    shsesc Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the warm welcome!
     
  4. djunafarms

    djunafarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    :welcome

    I have a welsummer and a buff orp too and they are great! I can't wait to get the dark speckled eggs from the wellie. And our buff is the comedy relief of the flock. Welcome to chickening!
     
  5. shsesc

    shsesc Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks. Our Buff is the most easily handled so far, our 5 year old calls her the vanilla chicken and the Welsummers are the chocolate chickens. The Welsummers are more skittish, but still friendly.
     
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  6. djunafarms

    djunafarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree, our welsummer is skittish of us, but she also is constantly on the alert for predators when they are out of the pen ranging. I really think she keeps the whole flock safe. She doesn't really *love* us humans, but she is smart and worth her weight in gold for that.
     
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  7. KikisGirls

    KikisGirls Professional in training Premium Member

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    :welcome
     
  8. vachick15

    vachick15 Chillin' With My Peeps

    :welcome
     
  9. shsesc

    shsesc Out Of The Brooder

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    This is such a welcoming forum.

    Added to the flock today actually... 1 Speckled Sussex and 1 ISA Brown sex link, both 10 weeks old.
     
  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Thank you for joining us at Backyard chickens. Hope you will enjoy it as much as we do.:frow
     

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