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Hello from Kennewick (Tri-Cities) Washington

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Fryerchick, Jun 12, 2016.

  1. Fryerchick

    Fryerchick New Egg

    Jun 9, 2016
    I just purchased my 1st 2 chicks. They are australorps and their 1 week old. I bought a few books on how to build a coop with runner and how to raise healthy chickens. Hopefully what I don't read I can learn here. : )
  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop
    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Oh Australorps! You are going to love this breed. They are so docile, friendly, affectionate, they are great layers and are heat and cold hardy. Healthier too than many breeds. Mine follow me around like drooling puppies and beg for my lap. If you want a bunch of lap sitters, get them out on the living room floor and out of the brooder...lay an old sheet down to catch the you know what..LOL..and because the world is so big to them, they will gravitate to your lap. They will never forget the comfort of your lap and will forever be lap babies. Keep working with them and they friendly up quick and by the time they are laying age, they will drool at the site of you. Ha!

    Have you stopped by our learning center yet? Lots of good articles on all the aspects of keeping poultry from raising the chicks, building the coop, feeding your flock and keeping them healthy... https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center

    So make yourself at home here and ask any questions you may have.

    Welcome to our flock! :)
  3. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2014
    Yorkshire, UK
    My Coop
    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join us here! Congratulations on your new chicks :clap I'm sure you will enjoy this new adventure very much. Raising them is so much fun and very rewarding too. Australorps were featured in our breed focus project and I'm sure you will enjoy taking a look at it. Here is the link ~ https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/988347/chicken-breed-focus-australorp

    Wishing you the very best of luck with your chicks in the future. Enjoy your time here on BYC and all the chicken chat :frow
  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
  5. Cynthia12

    Cynthia12 Always Grateful Premium Member

    Apr 11, 2010

    Wow, you have a lot of good links to go check out. Have fun! You will love all of the eggs those Australorps give.
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Welcome to Backyard chickens
  7. ChickNanny13

    ChickNanny13 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 23, 2013
    Hilo, HI
    Welcome to BYC! One thing those books may not teach you is "Chicken Math" :) You may have 2 now but plan on a larger coop/runner.... You won't be able to stop at 2, chickens are addictive :)
  8. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

    Jun 28, 2011
    Rep of Ireland
  9. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
  10. Fryerchick

    Fryerchick New Egg

    Jun 9, 2016
    One of my 2 chicks is a cockerel. They are 4 months old now. Due to city laws we cannot have a rooster but I love him very much and want a good home for him. Anyone have any ideas where he can go or what I should do? [​IMG]

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