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Hello, Chicken People

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by smk, Oct 20, 2011.

  1. smk

    smk New Egg

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    Hi, Everyone!

    I've been coming to BYC for a while to look at pics of the different breeds and also to check out the amazing coop designs. After much discussion, my husband gave his blessing finally(yay!) and our 6 bantams arrived one week ago. We have two Silkies (one white, one buff), a black Easter Egger, one Welsummer, one Barbu d'Uccle, and one Silver Sebright. They are all doing well so far. I'm hoping that all are females (got them from mypetchicken.com-- they have a 90% accuracy rate venting day old chicks). Of course, it is way too early to tell, but one of the silkies does seem to have male characteristics. I'm hoping I'm wrong [​IMG]

    We live in a suburb of Los Angeles, CA... None of the neighbors has chickens (that I know of!) but a lot of people on our street have vegetable gardens and are in to composting. I don't own a composter yet, but I'm looking forward to getting one so that I can compost their droppings... Goodness, do those little girls poop a lot! [​IMG]

    We don't have our coop yet, but I've purchased the Garden Coop plans... Seems kind of expensive to build, so I will probably use them as a starting point and try to do my own thing!

    Looking forward to watching my chicks grow up and graduate to the backyard!

    Summer M.
     
  2. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    Hello Summer, and welcome to BYC from OHIO!

    We love to see pics, so maybe you chould share some with us soon! Glad you joined!

    Sharon
     
  3. angie3881

    angie3881 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Welcome! You have made a great choice to be a chicken parent! [​IMG]
     
  4. miss_thenorth

    miss_thenorth Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] I hope they are all girls. Enjoy them!!
     
  5. greymane

    greymane Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] from the Finger Lakes of New York! Best of luck with the new chickens!

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  6. Barred Babies

    Barred Babies Red Roof Farms

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    Welcome! [​IMG]
     
  7. kidcody

    kidcody Overrun With Chickens

    Hello Summer! [​IMG] from WA. glad you joined us [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  8. GoldenSparrow

    GoldenSparrow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    FROM CAPE COD!! [​IMG]
     
  9. NewHopePoultry

    NewHopePoultry Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] from Missouri [​IMG]
     
  10. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Welcome to BYC.
     

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