Hello from Australia fellow Chooky people!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Chook Newby, Mar 7, 2016.

  1. Chook Newby

    Chook Newby Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have just become the proud owner of 4, 4 month old, beautiful Light Sussex hens, Rowena, Harriett, Polly and Sybil. They are making me laugh every day! My question for today is; Rowena has white legs and beak and the other 3 have yellow legs and beak. Would anyone know why this is?
     
  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join us here! Congratulations on your new hens :clap What lovely names they have too! You might like to ask on one of the Sussex threads about their leg/beak colour. Here is a popular one ~ https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/536408/light-sussex-thread

    Wishing you the very best of luck with your new girls in the future. Enjoy BYC and all the chicken chat :frow
     
  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome - if you do as Yorkshire coop suggested, Im sure you will get some response.

    If you check out the Learning Centre, you'll find a whole host of resources on all things chicken.

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center

    Your state thread is worth joining as you will get to know other BYC members in your area (https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/270925/find-your-states-thread). In fact, the search box should become your best friend [​IMG] Lastly but by no means least, the members here are amazing - very friendly and helpful, so if you need an answer to a question or simply want some reassurance that what you are doing is ok, then post away - we all help each other out here at BYC.

    All the best
    CT
     
  4. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    [​IMG] Sometimes genectics determine leg and beak color. However, a pale color could mean anemia.
     
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  6. Chook Newby

    Chook Newby Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello everyone and thanks for the warm welcome! Yes I am completely new to Chooky keeping so I will search the forums for all the answers I have to all my questions... and Im sure there will be lots [​IMG] (and Im just loving these little text characters too!)

    My chooks seem very happy so far and I have two of them eating out of my hand already, surprising to me becuase I didnt raise them from babies.

    I look forward to chatting a reading! Cheers, talk to you all soon [​IMG]
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    G'Day, so glad you joined us at Backyard chickens. You can also plug into the Aussie thread at "Australia, six states and one funny little island." BYC has a large Aussie community - always room for more.
     
  8. Chook Newby

    Chook Newby Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi 'drumstick diva', and thanks for the warm welcome!

    I have already found the "Australia, six states and one funny little island." thread, didnt take me long [​IMG]. Im looking forward to spending what little spare time I have chatting to people who know about chickens... loving it already, maybe a little too much LOL!!!!!
     

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