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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by jnichs426, Sep 10, 2019.

  1. jnichs426

    jnichs426 In the Brooder

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    Hi everyone, my name is Josh and I am brand new to raising chickens.

    I have a funny story to share with my introduction to chicken keeping

    We currently have 5 chicks 4-5 wks old, started off with 2 each RIR and BR, lost one RIR in the first week (spontaneous death in an otherwise seemingly healthy 2 day old chick ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ ) Fast forward to a week later, the company I ordered chicks from accidentally sent me someone else's order of 10 more chicks! Had to post them online since I can only keep 6 in town, a local farm took them in and we ended up keeping 2 more from that batch an easter egger and a black copper maran.

    I have always been interested in self-sustaining living and chicken-keeping has always felt like a step in the right direction. Was never able to keep any until moving to our first home a year ago, also keeps my two kids busy and involved in raising animals and helping the homestead. Anyway, look forward to learning from the community and hopefully soon enough I can give something back too.
     
  2. penny1960

    penny1960 Going back to La La Land

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    Welcome to Backyard Chickens a wonderful site to explore
     
  3. Farmer Connie

    Farmer Connie Gallus gallus domesticus

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    Hi Josh.
    Welcome aboard.
     
  4. fldiver97

    fldiver97 Enabler

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    Welcome :welcome Nice to have you here!
     
  5. Muscovy Wunda

    Muscovy Wunda Songster

    :welcome glad you could join us!
     
  6. Leahs Coop

    Leahs Coop Crossing the Road

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    Hello and welcome to Backyard Chickens! So glad you decided to join the flock. :woot
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    Hope you will enjoy Backyard Chickens as much as we do. :wee
     
  8. ValerieJ

    ValerieJ Free Ranging

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    Hi! :frow Welcome to BYC!
     
  9. so lucky

    so lucky Crowing

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    Hi, and Welcome from Southeast Missouri! I think it's great that your family is getting involved in learning a little bit about self sufficiency. Getting closer to how people lived a few generations back is a great way to start. Don't forget to check out the other sister forums listed at the bottom of the page. And have fun with those chickens!
     
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  10. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

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