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Hello From A New Flock!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by chasingsunshine, Sep 17, 2014.

  1. chasingsunshine

    chasingsunshine In the Brooder

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    Hi!
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    These little babies are almost 12 weeks old. We got them at 4 weeks, and it has been SO fun to watch them grow! My husband and I have both wanted chickens for years, and after we got married we convinced our landlord to let us build a little coop and get a few. That's definitely one of the best parts about living in an almost terrifyingly small town - nobody care if you get chickens!

    Left to right in the picture: Jessie - Cochin, Beaker - Orpington, James (a pullet) - Cochin, and Pidgey - EE.

    I'm still finishing up the outside of their coop right now o_o The advice of coop first then chicks is something I should have followed ... thankfully if just needs a second coat of paint and to finish up putting hardware cloth on the run, They're been doing fine inside but I want them to have some outside time while the weather is still decent. I live in Washington, and it definitely rains out here! Add in strong gusts of wind coming off the water and there are going to be lots of stormy days where the little ones won't want to go out.
     
  2. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! Very cute flock!
     
  3. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Crowing

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. You have a beautiful flock. Cochins and Orpingtons are very friendly and gentle birds. Our children made lap pets out of ours. :eek:) The EEs are my granddaughter's (pictured in my avatar) favorite hens. She loves their colored eggs. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck with your flock.
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member 8 Years

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    You said the magic word "hardware cloth," - [​IMG] Good for you, you go to the head of your class - we are so proud of you. [​IMG]I think your flock is going to be just fine under your care. My son lives in Washington and he tells me all about the rain. Though he claims they almost never have thunderstorms. I'm in the Midwest, and we almost never have rain without thunder storms. Strange.

    BTW is has been a pleasure meeting you - So glad you joined the flock [​IMG]
     
  5. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing 5 Years

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you. If you have any questions, feel free to ask!

    Beautiful little flock!
     
  6. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.
    Awww! Your flock is LOVELY!![​IMG] They have cute names too![​IMG]

    Enjoy your flock and welcome to ours!
     
  7. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Bird is the Word Staff Member Premium Member 7 Years

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    What an adorable flock you have! Love the names too.

    Enjoy all your adventures with them. I hope they continue to bring you great joy.

    Great to have you aboard and welcome to our flock!
     
  8. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing 5 Years

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    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!

    Feel free to ask lots of questions! We're all here to help. [​IMG]

    Cute chickens!
     
  9. LIChickens

    LIChickens Chirping

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    Welcome to BYC!

    You will find a lot of good information here. Keep on asking questions and you will get many good answers.

    You may also want to read the FAQ below.

    Cute chickens!
     

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