Hello- another excited new chicken mama!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by phoenichens, Aug 5, 2013.

  1. phoenichens

    phoenichens Hatching

    Aug 5, 2013
    Phoenix, AZ
    Hello everyone,

    I am brand new to owning chicks, but I've been wanting them for quite a while now. My fiance and I lived in a condo and it took us a few years to find the right house with a bit of land in the city... then we had to renovate it... and FINALLY its time to raise some chickies! We decided to raise chickens for their eggs, fertilizer and company.

    Our babies hatched one week ago today- we ordered them from My Pet Chicken, they hatched Monday and they arrived the next morning at our local post office. Their coop is in progress and seems like its on track to be complete in time. I hope to post soon over in the coop forum our plans and pictures for the "Phoenichen" coop! If anyone is familiar with Phoenix, you may have heard of a fancy resort called the Phoenician, so the running joke is that our girls will have just a coop just as lavish as that hotel [​IMG]

    So we have a total of 8 (hopefully) hens: 2 blue silkies, 2 easter egger bantams, 1 white crested black polish, 1 golden laced polish, 1 blue splash marans, and 1 barred rock. It was hard to narrow down my choices!

    We started them on Scratch and Peck's chick feed and grit. Once they work their way through that, I plan to feed them a homemade whole grain organic (as much as possible) mix. I'm currently researching recipes, would like to hear if anyone has found one they like!

    So, without further ado, introducing the baby Phoenichens:


    Billie (Idol) - white crested black polish

    Luella "Lulu" - blue silkie

    Minnie - blue silkie

    tenatively named Harriet "Hattie" (aka Big Head!) - golden laced polish

    their current digs

    Today was their first play date outside :)

    tenatively named Paulette (shes quite shy, she doesn't like to look at the camera!) - blue splash marans

    love the little silkie twins!

    tenatively named Evie - easter egger bantam


    Ginger "Ginny" (aka Paprikash) - easter egger bantam

    Dotty - barred rock (shes very hyper, barely sat still for any pictures)
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Crowing

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Greetings from Kansas and [​IMG]! Great to have you with us! You have a beautiful brood! Congrats and enjoy the adventure!
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    [​IMG]gorgeous little chicks, Hattie has the longest neck I have ever seen
  4. phoenichens

    phoenichens Hatching

    Aug 5, 2013
    Phoenix, AZ
    Thank you! lol I know! I wasn't sure if that was normal for her breed... shes almost like an ostrich!
    Last edited: Aug 5, 2013
  5. Nutcase

    Nutcase Songster

    Dec 2, 2012
    My Coop
    Enjoy yourself on the site! You've got a great selection of breeds!
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO.

    Jun 15, 2012
  7. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Welcome to BYC from California wine country in the Western Sierra Foothills! :frow

    What a marvelous selection of breeds! I just love mixed flocks.
    Last edited: Aug 5, 2013
  8. BrendaJ

    BrendaJ Songster

    Sep 1, 2012
    Hello from Oregon & welcome to BYC - Super cute little fuzz butts :)
  9. liz9910

    liz9910 Crowing

    Apr 8, 2012
    Northern California
    Welcome to BYC!
  10. ChirpyChicks1

    ChirpyChicks1 Songster

    Jul 22, 2013
    One of my black sex links always stretched out her neck. And she always made weird noises too. She reminded me more of a goose or turkey then a tiny little chick [​IMG] Welcome to the site! You have a very beautiful flock, enjoy those babies because they grow so fast

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