Hello! First time chicken owner here

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Heather01, May 23, 2016.

  1. Heather01

    Heather01 Just Hatched

    May 23, 2016
    (1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens?
    I am very new to chickens- just three weeks in. Growing up my mom did have chickens for a few years but I didn't help with them.

    (2) How many chickens do you have right now?
    I have five hens and five four-week-old chicks

    (3) What breeds do you have?
    The hens are some type of red breed, and as far as the chicks I think I have four of the five figured out but I could be wrong- black Cochin, buff Cochin, ameracauna, and buff polish

    (4) How did you find out about BackYardChickens.com?
    I was googling "how to tell what breed baby chicks are" and I am sticking around because I like it here :)

    (5) What are some of your other hobbies?
    I enjoy photography and use a Canon 60D right now- if I upload photos here though some might be quick from the iPhone.

    (6) Tell us about your family, your other pets, your occupation, or anything else you'd like to share.
    My husband and I have three young boys, I stay at home, we enjoy a couple tractor shows around here in Upstate NY, John Deere tractors (my husband had a 720 diesel) county fairs and taking walks and bike rides together.
  2. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

    Mar 9, 2014
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC and the poultry obsession -- so glad you have joined us!
  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and [​IMG] - great to have you onboard with us.

    You'll find lots of info in the Learning Centre
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center, and if you have a specific topic in mind, just type it in the search box - there's a wealth of information on past and present threads.

    This link may help you for the moment.

    You may wish to consider joining your state thread as it will put you in touch with other BYC members in your area - https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/270925/find-your-states-thread

    All the best
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  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
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  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Nice to meet you Heather. Hope you enjoy Backyard chickens as much as we do.
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