Hello Chicken Lovers!!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by chicknfun, Mar 23, 2012.

  1. chicknfun

    chicknfun Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello All!
    My name is Wendi, and I am new to chicken keeping. I got my first chicks about 6 weeks ago. I have what is supposed to be a black Silkie and a Black Copper Marans. After looking over several websites and many photos, I am wondering if the silkie is a 'blue' instead.
    Yesterday I bought 9 more chicks from the local feed store, and they are supposed to be:
    3 unknown breed straight run Bantams
    2 white Leghorns (female)
    4 Araucanas (female)


    However, 2 of the 'Araucanas' clearly have tails, so I think something is amiss here, after all my research......no problem, they are cute anyway.
    My husband's fishing buddy is wholly responsible for my newly found interest in chicken keeping. He is like a grandpa to us and has taught us a lot of things about a lot of stuff, and we just love him dearly. The day I got the first 2 chicks I was with Michael... I just went with him to a local weekend farmer's market because he was wanting more chickens, and just guess who came home with chicks!!!! LOL, I'm hooked now!

    I live in northeastern Florida, and I have 4 children and 3 grandchildren. My youngest child (Noelle, 12) is Autistic, and she is very interested in the baby chicks!
    My other hobbies are summer shrimping in the St John's River, stone cutting, and riding my 4-wheeler. (Michael is also responsible for the shrimping and the 4-wheeler LOL)
    I really like BYC, have learned a lot already!!
     
  2. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan [​IMG]

    your "araucanas" are very likely what are called Easter Eggers (EE's) - mutt blue egg layers.
     
  3. chicknfun

    chicknfun Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh, that would be great, I wanted EE's anyway!!! I don't really care because they are all toooooo cute!
    Thanks for the guess!!
    I want to post a couple pics of my unidentified bantam chicks, as I don't have a clue what they are, but my camera is not working. They are marked basically alike, one being a lighter overall color, and only one has feathered legs. I will post in the proper forum area as soon as I get pics!
     
  4. DDNONIN2016

    DDNONIN2016 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello and welcome from Ohio...glad you joined us
     
  5. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Welcome to BYC. There's quite a few BYC'ers in the Jax area, good folks.
     
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  6. chicknfun

    chicknfun Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the Welcomes!!
    I'm quite a ways south of Jax, but not too far. There are definitely lots of people in our country community that have chickens!
    Oh, and, are all Easter Eggers basically mutts?
     
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  7. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
     
  8. greymane

    greymane Chillin' With My Peeps

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  9. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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  10. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and :welcome from Ohio. So glad you joined. :thumbsup
     

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