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Hello from Librarian in Iowa

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Samilasam, Feb 27, 2015.

  1. Samilasam

    Samilasam Hatching

    Feb 27, 2015
    Mount Pleasant, IA
    I'm a mom with 3 kids 2 dogs 1 guinea pig 1 beta fish and last but not least 1 long suffering husband. Tomorrow i will be going to Farm King and getting our first ever chick's to try and have some backyard chickens of our own. I am both excited and terrified! The options they have are Black/Red sex link chicks straight run and California White chicks straight run. I want only hens but my luck I'll get only roos.[​IMG]
  2. LRH97

    LRH97 Songster 5 Years

    Jul 29, 2013
    Southern Illinois
    Welcome to BYC! You have a beautiful family there. If you only want hens, go with the sex-links. They're called sex-links because the colors are linked by sex, meaning males and females look different--even as babies. Female BSLs will be completely black, while males will have a white spot on their heads. RSL females will be a red of buff color, and males will be totally white. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask!
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  3. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member Premium Member

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

    Glad you could join the flock! Congratulations on getting your new chicks :celebrate Raising chicks is a fantastic experience especially with children helping. Here is a nice section of the learning centre if you have not already taken a look https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/hatching-eggs-and-raising-chicks Lots of great info there.

    Wishing you the very best of luck with them and hope you enjoy BYC :frow
  4. N F C

    N F C coffee up kids! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013
    Welcome to BYC!

    x2 on @LRH97 post to go with the sex link chickens. We have 3 of the RSL in our mixed flock and they have some of the most fun personalities (plus they lay huge brown eggs almost every day).

    Hope you enjoy your new little ones. If you have questions, feel free to ask. Nice to have you join us!
  5. Peep-Chicken

    Peep-Chicken Crowing 5 Years

    Jun 10, 2013
    My Coop
    Hello and welcome to BYC!
  6. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing 5 Years

    Jul 24, 2013
    Welcome to BYC![​IMG] I'm glad you joined us.

    I would also go with the sex-linked chicks. You should easily be able to pick out the females, as Black Sex-link females will be black as chicks, and Red Sex-link pullets will be reddish. The cockerels for each breed will be black with a white spot on the head (Black Sex-Links) or a whitish-yellow color (Red Sex-Links). Sex-Links will be great layers of large brown eggs, and quite docile.[​IMG]
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member 9 Years

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Sex links sound like the safest choice ( no boys-hopefully)
  8. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing 5 Years

    Jul 24, 2013
    [​IMG] I'm glad you joined our community!

    X2 on Wyandottes7's advice. Good luck with your future chicks!
  9. Welcome to BYC!![​IMG]

    If you have any questions, i'm here to help!! Just PM me!!

  10. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us!

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