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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Tpharis, Mar 10, 2016.

  1. Tpharis

    Tpharis New Egg

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    Hi everyone, new member to the site. We just started raising chickens last year. I was terrified of them before that, but now I Love them. We live in WV.
     
  2. chicklover 1998

    chicklover 1998 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to BYC, too bad you were too scared before hand, what kinds do you have?
     
  3. Tpharis

    Tpharis New Egg

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    Thank you! My Aunt used to have gunies and they would chase me. I was scared if any bird after that :) Currently we have a RIR, sussex and a bantom rooster(not sure his breed) shd an assortment of peeps. My Plymouth hen, just got ran over a few days ago. She was our baby. She would come in the house and hang out, get in our cars shd even on our daughters school bus. It was a sad loss for us.
     
  4. chicklover 1998

    chicklover 1998 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ill be getting a guinea later this spring, I have 3 RIR hens an ameraucana hen an ameraucana roo 1 silver laced wyandotte chick 1 leghorn chick, and some bantam, i think porcelain d'uccle, and I have a bid for my neighbors pair of serama. It suck to lose one I lost 1 ameraucana and 1 RIR when they were about 12 weeks because of some dogs.
     
  5. Tpharis

    Tpharis New Egg

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    I still don't care for them, will probably haunt me for life lol. Oh I hope you get them!!! Yes, we had an issue with dos too. We only close ours up at night, and, let them range thru the day. I'm sorry for your loss.
     
  6. chicklover 1998

    chicklover 1998 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My mom used to take care of an elderly lady and her hairdresser had chickens so every time I would go I would collect eggs for her(she also gave me 7 eggs and an incubator when I was 7 and I hatched out 6 chicks), she is going to give me a guinea chick later this spring I am so excited, I haven't had any before, but I know they can be loud. My chickens get to free range too, and it is ok that happened last summer.
     
  7. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and [​IMG] - glad to have you onboard.

    Even though you have experience in keeping chickens, the Learning Centre, you'll find a whole host of resources on all things chicken.

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center

    Your state thread is worth joining as you will get to know other BYC members in your area (https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/270925/find-your-states-thread). The members here are amazing - very friendly and helpful, so if you need an answer to a question or simply want some reassurance that what you are doing is ok, then post away - we all help each other out here at BYC.

    All the best
    CT
     
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  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  9. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
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