Hello! Excited to be Raising my First Chicks!


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.

drumstick diva

Still crazy after all these years.
Premium Feather Member
11 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.

Callender Girl

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!

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