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Hello from Alaska

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Greenbelt, Aug 21, 2016.

  1. Greenbelt

    Greenbelt New Egg

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    After 30 years of wanting chickens, I finally have a little flock (actually bigger than planned-it was an accident). I've been reading the BYC forums for months and all of the information has been so helpful as my husband and I built our coop, and selected our chickens and have been raising them. Our ladies haven't begun laying yet and our rooster has firmly taken charge of his ladies. They are so much fun. So we are on our way. Now to prepare for winter...
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC.
     
  3. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join the flock! Congrats on getting your chickens adventures started after waiting so long :clap What breed/s have you started out with? Hope you get your first eggs soon, it's always nice to find those little treasures in the nest box.

    Wishing you the very best of luck for the future and enjoy BYC :frow
     
  4. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, Greenbelt, and :welcome. Happy you joined our flock. Best wishes to you and your flock this winter!
     
  5. Book Em Danno25

    Book Em Danno25 Overrun With Chickens

    Greetings from South Dakota and [​IMG]!! So glad you joined the flock. [​IMG]
     
  6. Greenbelt

    Greenbelt New Egg

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    Hi! I have 18 pullets; 9 Ameraucanas and 9 Rhode Island Reds, and a young Rhode Island Red rooster named Elvis. I didn't mean to have that many chickens but I had to order by breed in lots of ten. I was then going to sell back some to end up with the amount I wanted. Our neighbor said he would take the rest off my hands and then darned if he didn't! Two died, one within the first week and then I had to dispatch one to the celestial coop because of a severe cross beak problem.
    We can hardly wait to get our first eggs and those chickens are definitely great stress relief! :)
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Welcome to the Backyard chickens flock. Your avatar seems to enjoy the view from the window.
     
  8. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     

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