Happy to be here!


First world chickens
Feb 23, 2018
Roseville CA
I'm Natasha, new mom to Myrtle, Hazel, Poppy and Daisy. My ladies are two Speckled Sussex, one Barred Rock and one Golden Neck D'uccle.

Obsessive research and planning went out the window once they arrived. Now I obsess over making sure I am doing everything right. Coming here is so helpful. Knowing that there are many right ways to do things, and already learning to trust my babies to tell me what they need.

Best things so far in the first week:

1. Running outside to get them some sod at 10pm to give them a scratch box.
2. Adding a mirror on the wall of their brooder for enrichment and watching them jet across to admire themselves.
3. My husband went out to the workshop 30 minutes before going to work to make them a low little roost out of our grapevine trimmings.
4. The fact that it only took about five minutes to recognize each distinct personality.
5. Silent nights with them sleeping soundly under their radiant heating plate.

Looking forward to the trials, tribulations and love with my new flock.


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G’Day from down under Natasha :frow Welcome!

Congratulations :clap They are adorable! Shouldn't that be chickenalities? :p

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.

You might want to also Find Your State Thread and pop in and say hello.

BYC has Topic of the Week discussions which I have found to be a great resource, informative and sometimes entertaining; so definitely worth checking out.

If you would like to share more 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 ;)

Best wishes and good luck!
Howdy Natasha:welcome:frow Happy:ya to have you join the family. Enjoy your time here at BYC! :)
Doing research first has obviously payed off, your well on your way to becoming a responsible chicken afficinodo!;) Best of Luck.

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