Hello all. First time chicken owner.

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by chickenwingking, Feb 14, 2017.

  1. chickenwingking

    chickenwingking Just Hatched

    Feb 12, 2017
    North Alabama
    Thought I would introduce myself this morning. I've been frequenting this site over the last couple of months to help me prepare for my chicks I recently purchased and decided I would join in on the fun.

    First things first, I am a young married man in north Alabama and current graduate student at UA. Roll Tide!

    Last week I bought my first 6 chicks: 2 Cream Legbars, 2 Black Sexlinks and 2 Buff Orpingtons. All are doing great and some of them have already exhibited unique personalities. Although, I'm finding that these 1-2 week old chicks seem to prefer the brooder temp between 75-80 degrees which threw me for a loop. I was trying to follow the guidelines, but I suppose if the chicks tell me different then it's no sweat (cheap pun haha).

    A little note about my username. About 13 years ago I was a sophomore in high school and extremely skinny. One day, two girls decided to pick on my tall, slender size in addition to my last name and dubbed me 'Chicken-Wing King'. I thought the username would be appropriate now lol. Didn't care for it much back then haha.

    Anyways, can't wait to watch these hens grow and see what all this has to entail. I really enjoy the forums here and it has definitely been a big help! Thanks all!
    Last edited: Feb 14, 2017
  2. TheKindaFarmGal

    TheKindaFarmGal True BYC Addict

    May 4, 2016
    Somewhere in the Universe
    Welcome to BYC!

    It sounds like you've got a nice little flock. The story behind your username gave me a laugh. [​IMG]

    Glad you joined us, and I look forward to seeing you around!
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  3. IdyllwildAcres

    IdyllwildAcres Overrun With Chickens

    Welcome to BYC ChickenWing!

    Gary from Idyllwild Ca here

    Must. Finish. Coop. 50 days til chicks arrive....
    Last edited: Feb 14, 2017
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  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to BYC - thanks for joining us. Good to hear that you are letting your chicks tell you what they prefer, rather than what you have read - it's a good thing way to approach things.

    You'll find lots of info in the Learning Centre - https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center 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 - https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/26/where-am-i-where-are-you

    All the best
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  5. braehedge

    braehedge Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 11, 2017
    Nova Scotia
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  6. MissNutmeg

    MissNutmeg Chicken Addict

    Jan 18, 2017
    My Coop
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  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Love your user name despite the way you got it. I think I knew kids like that in school - they used to call me' shrimp.' Actually I don't care for seafood. I was 5' tall at some point in my life but, seem to be regressing with old age.

    Welcome to the Backyard chickens flock [​IMG]
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  8. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

    You chose a nice selection of breeds to start with, I hope they do well for you.

    Thanks for joining us, it's nice to have you here!
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  9. Cynthia12

    Cynthia12 Always Grateful Premium Member

    Apr 11, 2010

    Nice way to make a name not so liked back in the day, into something fun..and that we here at BYC will learn to love just in knowing you here!
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  10. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

    Apr 24, 2016
    Hello there, and welcome to the big, happy BYC family! I am so glad you joined us, please make yourself at home. I hope you will enjoy it here as much as I have! :frow

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