Hello from Indiana!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by hogster160, Feb 13, 2013.

  1. hogster160

    hogster160 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello, my name is Deb, and my husband and I have started raising layer chicks. We have 5 Black Australorp, 2 Easter Eggers and 2 Blue Laced Red Wyandottes. They are 4 weeks old. Man, they have changed so much in 4 weeks. We have never had chicks, both city raised folks here lol. This is a new wonderful experience for us both.

    I'm sure its impossible to tell sex at this point, but I do have a question non the less. So far all of the chicks have a small bump on each of their legs about 1/3 of the way up. Are these the start of spurs? And does it sound like I have 9 roos? New mom here, so I really am kind of lost at the moment. I am hoping to get lots of information in the next coming weeks! I am just so excited to finally be able to raise our little chicks.

    Anyway, just wanted to say "hi" and introduce myself!

    Deb
     
  2. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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  3. DDNONIN2016

    DDNONIN2016 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello and welcome from Ohio....so glad you joined BYC. I dont think the little spur buds have anything to do with gender at that young age. All my hatched chicks have them and I usually end up with 1/2 and 1/2 girls/boys. Hoping for more girls for you :)
     
  4. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan :D
     
  5. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Welcome to BYC.
     
  6. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  7. hogster160

    hogster160 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the welcome. We bought them as pullets...gender selected so I am really hopeful most are. Time will tell. No one told me that I would be waiting anxiously to find out if I have hens or roos tho lol. I really thought like kittens or puppies, you could tell after a week or so. Such city folks we are. But willing and wanting to learn.

    We have a couple of acres in the country, have lived here for many many years. The kids are all grown, and I am an empty nester. Someone mentioned chickens to me and I fell head over heels in love with the idea. We have an old shed that 8x8 we are going to redo into a coop. A tree came down and took the corner off of the roof. Have really needed a reason to fix it as we don't really use it for storage of anything. So there it sits. They will have a 40 x 80 fenced in run (currently chain link, am going to add hardware cloth to it and in the ground skirtting). And possibly a cover for some of it. Plans are in place for a tractor of sorts too. All tho we will wait to see if its really needed. Plans, plans and more plans.

    Life is good, and I can't wait for those eggs!

    Deb
     
  8. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
     
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    Suzierd Overrun With Chickens

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  10. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined us!
     

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