Happy Chickie Family!

CDAchicks

In the Brooder
May 13, 2020
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37
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Warren County, NJ
(1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens?
Semi-new to chickens. Raised a Silkie chick for FFA in High School (a good 12 years ago now!) and have handled RIRs and Golden Buffs at a farm I worked at. But we just received our first batch of chicks and I've been watching Chicken TV all day. :D

(2) How many chickens do you have right now?
We have seven fluffball chicks!

(3) What breeds do you have?
A female Polish who is either a White Crested Blue or a White Crested Black, but I'm leaning towards the former. Two female Golden Buffs. And four straight runs who are at best guess Barred Plymouth Rocks or Black Australorps or both? Lol. I'll be posting pictures soon!

(4) What are your favorite aspects of raising backyard chickens?
I've always loved farm animals of all kinds and will hopefully own an actual farm, but for now it's just the chickens! We're looking forward to the fresh eggs as well as the composting aspect of the DLM for our garden of veggies.

(5) What are some of your other hobbies?
I love to read so I've been doing a lot of that in preparation for our chicks. I play too many games on my phone and have a toddler who keeps me extremely occupied otherwise.

(6) Tell us about your family, your other pets, your occupation, or anything else you'd like to share.
I'm 32 years old and my husband and I have been married for four years and together for eight. Our toddler is almost 20 months old and keeps us on our toes with her intelligence and climbing abilities. We have a fifteen year old orange tabby tomcat and a five year old brown/white male Siberian Husky. And the letters in CDAchicks are the first letters of my name, my husband's name and my daughter's name.

(7) Bonus: How did you find BYC, how long have you known about BYC, and what made you finally join our awesome community? :D
The almighty power of Google. About a month. I've been loving the insight provided by all of the crazy Chicken people on here and couldn't wait to be a part of the group!
 
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CDAchicks

In the Brooder
May 13, 2020
20
37
36
Warren County, NJ
Thank you all! Sadly, we lost the Polish sometime during the night. She was looking iffy upon arrival and despite having enough heat, water and GroGel available she just wasn't strong enough. I've put in a ticket with the hatchery that she was purchased from since they have a 48 hour live guarantee. The rest of the chicks are running around, eating and drinking well.
 

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