Hello, Arlington WA here

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by dmolsen, Sep 1, 2014.

  1. dmolsen

    dmolsen New Egg

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    Hello everyone. I am new to BYC. I have visited the site several times looking for information on my new chicken adventure. We put up a coop this summer and have nine young hens - six Buff Orpingtons, two Golden Laced Wyndottes and a Barred Rock, no roosters. We are just beginning to get eggs so the eggs are still pretty small but they are laying several eggs a day. I'd like to add a couple Rhode Island Reds next year and perhaps at some point we may consider getting a turkey or two. Anyone here from the Arlington area?
     
  2. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. You have a good mixed flock. I love Buff Orpingtons and some of them in my flock. They are beautiful, hardy, friendly and gentle, and good layers of large, brown eggs. No roosters is a good idea. I currently have 25 hens and no roosters and I get loads of eggs without all of the aggression, fights, crowing in the middle of the night, over-breeding, and battering of the hens that goes along with having rooster, and I think that my hens enjoy the stress free life that they have. We have a number of members from the Arlington, WA area and you can get in touch with them at https://www.backyardchickens.com/newsearch?search=arlington,+washington. Please feel free to ask any other questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck with your flock.
     
  3. dmolsen

    dmolsen New Egg

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    Thank you Michael. I guess it is fair to say birds of a chicken feather, flock together.
     
  4. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    LOL! You're welcome.
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Michael has given you the link so I'll just say Welcome to Backyard Chickens.
     
  6. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

    Alright [​IMG] great to have you joining the BYC flock [​IMG]




    BYC has a very useful learning center [​IMG]
     
  7. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
  8. TwoCrows

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

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Sounds like you have a lovely flock!

    Enjoy this wonderful adventure with them and welcome to our flock!
     
  9. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!

    Feel free to ask lots of questions! We're all here to help. [​IMG]
     
  10. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you.

    Good luck with your birds!
     

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