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Hello from Maryland!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by michele1978, Mar 8, 2015.

  1. michele1978

    michele1978 In the Brooder

    Mar 8, 2015
    Hi everyone!

    We are completely new at keeping chickens. We lived in town for 12 years....but this month will be a year at our new home on 4 acres outside of town. We love the freedom to be able to do whatever want. So we thought we wanted to get some chickens. We have been reading up on them for months. We looked at breeders online and did the while I want this kind and that but buying from them just want going to happen. We only technically wanted 6 but have 8. Bought the extras just in case some didn't make it. We ended up buying them from Tractor Supply. So we really have no clue on the actual types that they are. We bought them all as pullets. I am leaning towards Easter Eggers as what I see them being called here on the forum. They will be About 2 weeks old tomorrow.

    We bought them a coop but if they all make it looks like we may have to add on it or even buy another one!

    After we get the hang of the chickens we want to try our hand at goats!
  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Bird is the Word Staff Member Premium Member 7 Years

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

    Congrats on your new babies!! Sometimes it is best to get a few more chicks as sometimes they don't all make it to adulthood or can still not survive til their first birthday. 5 square feet in the coop per bird, 10 square feet per bird in the run is best.

    I used to keep pygmy goats. What a riot they were! Ha!

    Enjoy all your new adventures! If you have any questions about your babies, feel free to ask. Welcome to our flock!
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  3. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing 5 Years

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

    Congratulations on your new chicks! If you're not sure on their breed, just post some photos of them. We'll be happy to help identify them.[​IMG]
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  4. michele1978

    michele1978 In the Brooder

    Mar 8, 2015
    I tried but can't seem to get them to post. I keep seeing the message embedding but then the picture doesn't show up.
  5. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Crowing

    May 14, 2014
    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided join to our flock. Hopefully you can figure out how to get your pics to post. My wife and I used to raise Nubian goats, and now my son-in-law is interested in getting some goats. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck with your flock.
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  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us!
    1 person likes this.
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member 8 Years

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Glad you joined us at Backyard chickens.
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  8. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging Premium Member

    Feb 18, 2011
    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
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  9. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

    Apr 23, 2014
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    Congrats on your chicks!
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  10. ChickyChickens

    ChickyChickens Chickening Around

    May 24, 2014
    BYC? Epic <3
    My Coop
    [​IMG]Welocme to BYC!!! It is an aweosme forum (the BEST in the world) and has a great comminity!!! Hope you have a great time and learn A LOT!
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