Hello from Central NJ!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by StaceySpins, Oct 23, 2012.

  1. StaceySpins

    StaceySpins Out Of The Brooder

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    Joined BYC awhile ago but just getting around to posting.

    We have a small mixed flock of 6 hens (2 EE's, 1 Australorp, 2 Wyandotte, and one unknown) Our girls are about 23 weeks old, have a small tractor and the run of our large grassy back yard. I posted a photo album here in BYC with photos of our girls and the coop.

    This is my second time raising chickens, the first being in South Jersey when I was a kid. I wanted our 5 year old (B/G) twins to have the chicken experience and they are having a blast!

    I find the reaction of my neighbors and other people in town to be mixed. Some think I'm weird and some are very interested.
     
  2. bargain

    bargain Love God, Hubby & farm Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! and glad you are posting! Sounds like you are having a great time with your chickens!
     
  3. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  4. Red Barn Farms

    Red Barn Farms ~Friendly Fowl~

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    Hello and welcome to BYC from Kentucky! You have some beautiful chicks and your coop really looks amazing! Very nice indeed! You should consider making a member page showing your coop and chickens.



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  5. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] from California!
     
  6. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan :D
     
  7. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, StaceySpins, and [​IMG]! Great to have you here! At 23 weeks your girls should be giving you eggs real soon if they haven't started already. Best of luck to you!
     
  8. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    :frow & :welcome from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
     
  9. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Welcome to BYC.
     
  10. StaceySpins

    StaceySpins Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you all! [​IMG] I hope they start laying soon, my husband jokes that they need to start making him some breakfast [​IMG]

    I was wondering if I should start them on layer feed now or wait until they start laying? I have heard mixed opinions on this and felt that I should err on the side of caution and keep them on the starter. They are growing and developing well and I think they may have just molted (lots of feathers in the yard)

    Another added bonus to having our girls around is that they provide lots of entertainment for my Mom who lives with us LOL!

    Red Barn, thanks for the encouragement. I will see about setting up a member page.
     

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