Hello! Excited to be Raising my First Chicks!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by BrambleBerry, Apr 23, 2019.

  1. BrambleBerry

    BrambleBerry Chirping

    Aug 21, 2016
    1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens?
    I made an account here wishfully a couple of years ago, but just finally brought home our first chicks on Saturday. I've wanted to raise chickens for years and I am so excited. Here are a couple of cute pictures.
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    (2) How many chickens do you have right now?
    (3) What breeds do you have?
    1 Buff Orpington, 1 Speckled Sussex, 2 Brahmas, 1 Australorp, 1 Rhode Island Red
    (4) What are your favorite aspects of raising backyard chickens?
    I love having something healthy to do, I love animals and I am already loving how happy my kids are helping with the chicks, and of course having fresh eggs! These chickens are really meant to be pets as much as they are for eggs.
    (5) What are some of your other hobbies?
    Anime, Art, Video Games, Gardening
    (6) Tell us about your family, your other pets, your occupation, or anything else you'd like to share.
    I am a disabled artist, married with three children ages 4, 10, 6 ( they all have summer birthdays though). My aunt and uncle will also be raising the chickens with me, they did raise chickens before but it's been over 30 years.
    (7) Bonus: How did you find BYC, how long have you known about BYC, and what made you finally join our awesome community? :D
    See above initial answer, but also looking for other people that enjoy chickens as well as people who have the experience that I don't.
  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Welcome to Backyard Chickens, hope you will enjoy it as much as we do. I'm headed for bed ( 4:08 am) but other greeters will be waking up soon and add to the responses.

    You may also want to use the search box to locate the California thread and join that as well. MANY members in CA. I would imagine some near you as well. Thank you for joining us.
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  3. 007Sean

    007Sean Wrangler

    Oct 25, 2015
    South Central Texas
    Howdy :frow and Welcome to Backyard Chickens.

    Happy :ya to have you here with us. Enjoy your time here at BYC!

    Thanks for joining our community! :celebrate
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  4. Shadrach

    Shadrach Roosterist

    Jul 31, 2018
    Catalonia, Spain
    My Coop
    Hello BrambleBerry.
    Welcome to BYC.
    Good luck with your chicks.
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  5. luckychick105

    luckychick105 Songster

    May 4, 2017
    Hi and :welcome,
    glad you joined our flock here at BYC and I hope that you find any information that you might be looking for, now or in the future!
    Those chicks :love
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  6. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

    Jan 30, 2015
    Hi and welcome to BYC
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  7. ClucksAndCombs

    ClucksAndCombs Free Ranging

    Apr 19, 2018
    New England
    Welcome to BYC!:frow

    Feel free to ask questions, there are so many wonderful and knowledgeable people who will answer them :)

    Good luck with your new flock!
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  8. Callender Girl

    Callender Girl Crowing

    Sep 18, 2018
    North Central Iowa
    Congratulations on finally getting your chicks. They are quite the cuties, aren't they?

    You have great reasons for raising chickens, and they will be all you expect and more.
    I wanted chickens to have farm fresh eggs, like we did when I was a kid (which was many, many years ago). But, it turns out their value as pets and entertainers is even better than the lovely eggs they produce.

    It's also fortunate that you have relatives who can help with their care. My dad, who was an Iowa farm kid, passed away just weeks after I got my first chickens. It's great you have someone to share experiences with.

    Welcome to the group, BrambleBerry. You can keep that account lively now!
  9. Melky

    Melky Spring has sprung!

    Jul 23, 2018
    Edgewood, KY
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC!​
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  10. DobieLover

    DobieLover Easily distracted by chickens

    Jul 23, 2018
    Apalachin, NY
    My Coop
    Hello and welcome to BYC! :frow Glad you joined.
    Congratulations on finally getting your chicks!
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