Happy to join you!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by hearsmusic, Apr 4, 2018.

  1. hearsmusic

    hearsmusic In the Brooder

    Mar 12, 2018
    Hello all and thank you for the welcome. We just received our chicks this week and I've already learned a lot from BYC. Looking forward to our little flock growing up happy and healthy :)

    Here's my answers to the questions:
    (1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens?
    Yes, we are new to chickens! My husband and I have been doing a lot of reading and he recently finished our coop so it's all ready when they are.

    (2) How many chickens do you have right now?
    We have eight chicks.

    (3) What breeds do you have?
    Two white Silkies, and one each of white Cochin, Barred Rock, black Australorp, buff Orpington, Partridge Rock, and White Rock. We know the assorted breeds are all females but the Silkies' sex will be a surprise!

    (4) How did you find out about BackYardChickens.com?
    Google :)

    (5) What are some of your other hobbies?
    We like spending time outside, maintaining our home, creating a habitat for wildlife in our woods, birdwatching, and spending time with friends and family.

    (6) Tell us about your family, your other pets, your occupation, or anything else you'd like to share.
    My husband and I do not have children but we have two male cats who might as well be :D. We have been planning our chicken project for a long time and can't wait to get started!

    Thanks again for all the good advice and funny stories. I attached a few pics of our mini flock.


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  2. 007Sean

    007Sean Pheasant Whisperer

    Oct 25, 2015
    South Central Texas
    Howdy:welcome:frow Happy:ya to have you join the family. Enjoy your time here at BYC! :)
    Cute little fuzzballs!
  3. Joeschooks

    Joeschooks Just clucking around

    Feb 7, 2018
    Hampshire, UK
    My Coop
    Hello and :welcome Congratulations on getting your chicks! Thank you for sharing your photos with us. There's so many friendly and knowledgable members here who are always happy to give advice if needed. I hope you enjoy the site :D
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  4. puffypoo

    puffypoo Like Machine

    Oct 3, 2015
    Welcome!! Those are some cute babies, you won't be disappointed with those silkies! :love
    I have four and love them a lot!
  5. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

    Jul 31, 2015
    Houston, TX
    My Coop
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  6. FrankieDoodle

    FrankieDoodle Poppy-Dog

    Jul 29, 2017
    :frow Welcome to BYC!!! :woot Cute chicks! :love
  7. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

    Jan 30, 2015
    Welcome to our community.

    These links may be interesting


    Any questions that you may have regarding your chicks will be best posted here - http://www.backyardchickens.com/f/11/raising-baby-chicks

    Here’s a good link where you’ll find lots of information on almost every aspect of keeping chickens - from coop building ideas, to incubating eggs - https://www.backyardchickens.com/articles/

    There’s a link on the page above to the Learning Centre - it’s a great resource. 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 can use this link to contact members in your area - Find Your State Thread

    Best wishes

    Pork Pie
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  8. N F C

    N F C is it nap time yet?

    Dec 12, 2013

    Hi Amanda, it's nice to have you here! Cute chicks, thanks for sharing photos:thumbsup
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  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
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  10. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams

    G'Day from down under Amanda :frowWelcome and Congratulations! :clap

    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.

    Please do check out the Topic of the Week discussions Pork Pie mentioned. I have found these to be a great resource, informative and sometimes entertaining.

    Beautiful babies! If you would like to share Pictures and Stories of them and/or other critters, 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 ;)

    Including your general location on your profile will assist others. Location, climate, season etc can be important factors when members are responding to any questions you may have and vice versa.

    You may be interested in this link:
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