Hello, from a new chicken mom

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Squeaky-Chicken-Mom, Oct 14, 2019.

  1. Squeaky-Chicken-Mom

    Squeaky-Chicken-Mom Chirping

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    This is my first year raising chickens, and I'm trying to be very careful with my little ladies, and do lots of research to make sure if that.
    Nice to meet you all!


    Also, from the template:

    Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens?
    This is my first year with chickens, and I got my pullets this August.

    How many chickens do you have right now?
    We have four

    What breeds do you have?
    Red star, Black star, Rhode Island red and Austalorp.Each of ours is a different breed, partially to tell them apart, and partially to test which breeds we like best.

    What are your favorite aspects of raising backyard chickens?
    It's really fun to watch the birds play and dust bathe, but there's always something so fun abut checking the nest box each day to see if there are new eggs.

    What are some of your other hobbies?
    I read, draw and do acting!

    Tell us about your family, your other pets, your occupation, or anything else you'd like to share.
    My family is suburban, and trying to be a little more environmentally conscious and animal friednly, so chickens are a perfect little thing for that! I'm a full time student, currently, but still find time for my girls.

    Bonus: How did you find BYC, how long have you known about BYC, and what made you finally join our awesome community? :D
    I've known abut BYC for a while, and it's been incredibly useful for a lot of the research I've find prior to getting my chickens. Now that I've had them for a while, thought it would be good to join in!
     
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  2. slordaz

    slordaz hatchaholic

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    hello and welcome to BYC, eggcited to have you with us.

    This is a little one that had just hatched in the brooder but didn't like being alone so she was out watching me take care of the flock at a couple hours outta the shell lol 68942274_677352792670226_3833595050000908288_n.jpg
     
  3. Squeaky-Chicken-Mom

    Squeaky-Chicken-Mom Chirping

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    Oh how precious!
     
  4. N F C

    N F C Moderator

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    :welcome

    Hi, what breed(s) of chickens are you raising?

    Thanks for joining us!
     
  5. Squeaky-Chicken-Mom

    Squeaky-Chicken-Mom Chirping

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    I have a Rhode island, a red star, a black star and an Austalorp. They're all pretty young, still, and only the red star has started laying.
     
  6. rbigokie

    rbigokie Chirping

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    Rattan, ok.
    Welcome to BYC,hope you enjoy your new chickens.
     
  7. N F C

    N F C Moderator

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    Those are some egg-laying breeds there...give them a bit more time and you'll be getting plenty of eggs!
     
  8. Ted_Harrell

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    chicken mom, you have one of my favorite breeds, the Australorp, I have no doubt the when she gets a little older, she will be the apple of your eye. Enjoy them all...And welcome home to BYC.
     
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    Pork Pie Flockwit

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    Kiki Quail Pusher

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    My Coop

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