Greetings from San Diego

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by shawnandpatty, Apr 23, 2017.

  1. shawnandpatty

    shawnandpatty Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 19, 2017
    We recently purchased 5 chicks (hopefully hens, but we have concerns about our autralorp) and are looking forward to the adventure of raising these new members of our family. We have been pouring over the coop section of the site as well as all the advice for our new additions. BYC is a great community and I really look forward to learning more from all of you as our little flock grows.
  2. Leah567

    Leah567 Hopelessly Addicted

    Apr 3, 2017
    My Coop
    Welcome to Backyard chickens! Glad you joined us!!!
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  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and [​IMG]

    Once your suspect chick is around 5-6 weeks old, feel free to post a pic on this forum - for confirmation of gender.

    You'll find lots of info in the Learning Centre - 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.

    You may wish to consider joining your state thread as it will put you in touch with other BYC members in your area -

    All the best
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  4. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under shawnandpatty [​IMG] Welcome & Congratulations!

    As you have already received links to some good starting points, I will just wish you all the best.

    I hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun.

    If you would like to share pictures and stories of your flock, you have come to the right place. BYC’ers never tire of these and do not back away slowly or commence eye rolling when the photo album or home videos come out [​IMG]
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  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    6-8 weeks is better - so some gender features will be showing. The " what breed or gender" folks are very good at what they do.
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