Hello all! I'm new on here today.

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by ILoveFarms, Sep 22, 2014.

  1. ILoveFarms

    ILoveFarms Out Of The Brooder

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    I've had chickens for almost a year and a half now and I love them! I'm expecting my 2nd batch of chicks any day now, super exited, but also nervous. I will be welcoming 6 EE girls, 6 Black Australorp girls, 1 Buff Orpington roo, and one surprise chick. I currently have 3 Speckled Sussex. Thank you for welcoming me!

    -ILoveFarms
     
    Last edited: Sep 22, 2014
  2. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member

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    [​IMG] Welcome to our flock. Glad you joined.
     
  3. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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  4. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! Sounds like you are putting together a nice little flock, hope the new ones all arrive safely!
     
  5. ILoveFarms

    ILoveFarms Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you! I've always read the blogs since I got chickens, but never thought about joining until now. I ALWAYS have questions!
     
  6. BrendaJ

    BrendaJ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello from Oregon - welcome to BYC & the crazy world of chickens :)
     
  7. ILoveFarms

    ILoveFarms Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you, me too! We eat a lot of eggs around my house and 3 hens are just not cutting it. Lol!
     
  8. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Congrats on the soon to be new babies! I hope they arrive to you safely! When they do arrive, dip the beaks in the water first thing and withhold food until everybody is hydrated. This will help to prevent pasty butt which is caused from stress and dehydration from the shipping.

    Enjoy your new babies and welcome to our flock!
     
  9. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    Make sure the brooder is set up completely before the chicks arrive. Dip their beaks in warm water with a little sugar added to it. Check for pasty butt too. Also, remember to lower the temp by 5 degrees each week.

    Hope they arrive safely!
     
  10. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. It's always so exciting getting new chicks, even after having raised chickens for 50 years. All your breeds are friendly and docile. I've raised all of them (still have all of them except the Speckled Sussex). My children made lap pets of the Australorps, Orpingtons, and Sussex. The Black Australorps are my favorite, standard breed; extremely hardy, calm and gentle, and the best layers of the standard, brown egg laying breeds. Our Easter Eggers are my granddaughter's favorite chickens. She loves their colored eggs. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck with the new chicks.
     

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