Happy Summer from Maryland

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by ApplesPi, Jun 19, 2016.

  1. ApplesPi

    ApplesPi Just Hatched

    Jun 14, 2016
    Hello All!

    I've been visiting Backyardchickens for coop and husbandry tips for a while now, and now that I've three small hens of my own thought it time to join the banter. I've two silkies and a silkie/americauana mix, all about 1year old. They have been adjusting to life here for over a week now, but I'm not expecting any eggs for some time yet because I'm still renovating their coop and chicken run. I've had to treat them for lice and SLMites, but the Silkie/cana was the worst off. One of the silkies had a plucked back, but having acess to dust baths (And one water bath) has really helped fluff her up.

    Thanks for the forum!
  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop
    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    So glad you could join our community! Yes, mites can be brutal on the feathers. I am glad you were able to take care of them.

    Make yourself at home here and if you have any questions about anything, feel free to ask.

    Welcome to our flock! :)
  3. Jucodeo

    Jucodeo The Sky is Falling!

    [​IMG] and [​IMG]
    Hello ApplePI! That is always great to hear that you are renevating your run and coop definitely gets the chickens excited! I would like to welcome you to BYC and to our roost! I will leave you the link to the most prominent learning area on this site our Learning Center a place with updated articles for old and new chicken raisers! https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center I hope you enjoy BYC and make sure to post pictures of your flock and give us updates on how you are doing here https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/40/family-life-stories-pictures-updates All the best of luck to you and your beautiful flock!
    Justin [​IMG]
  4. ApplesPi

    ApplesPi Just Hatched

    Jun 14, 2016
    Thanks to you both! Its a pleasure to be here.
  5. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    A warm welcome to BYC and congrats on your new flock. Good luck with finishing your coop / run build.

    All the best
  6. Cynthia12

    Cynthia12 Always Grateful Premium Member

    Apr 11, 2010

    I love love silkies! Have fun checking out BYC!
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    I think I welcomed you on another post. But if not - Glad you joined the BYC flock.
  8. ApplesPi

    ApplesPi Just Hatched

    Jun 14, 2016
    Thanks! My mom actually has taken to the girls instantly, and wants to brood some chicks, so ill probably be poping into the chick and hatching forums.
  9. Jucodeo

    Jucodeo The Sky is Falling!

    @ApplesPi that is a great idea! Our raising and hatching forums are definitely a great place to look for info. I am sure you have already found them, but I will leave the links just in case!
    If you want to check out our Buy Sell and Trade forum you may be able to find some cheap chickens for your mom, but this is just a suggestion :)
    Craigs List is also a great place to look because there are a lot of poultry on there that go for reasonable prices! All the best!
    Justin [​IMG]
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  10. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)

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