Hello from NC!!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by PammieMae, Mar 5, 2016.

  1. PammieMae

    PammieMae New Egg

    Aug 17, 2015
    Hello all!!! Been lurking the forum for quite awhile, off and on since last year honestly. Ive learned so much already from everyone!!! So thank you for all yalls posts, questions, and answers!!! Us lurkers appreciate it!! Lol. Still fairly new to raising chickens, started last summer with 12 RSL "pullets" (6 weeks old I believe when we got them) that turned out to be mostly Roos..... Probably our fault at being mildly ignorant as to breeds and sexes at the time and that farmer knew it... Hoping to have a better turn out this year with the current chicks I've picked up at TSC. My flock currently consist of: 2 of my original hens from last year RSL, brother blue Andalusian/buff Orpington mixes about 5 months old, 8 2wk old BSL pullets, a possible Golden Comet sr (labeled as Red New Hampshires at TSC...), 4 leghorn pullets, and 2 BR sr. These last 7 listed being about a day to few days old I'm guessing.... Anyway. Thanks again!! Everyone seems awesome and helpful here from all the many posts I've read!!! [​IMG]
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Hey, Pammie, welcome to BYC. As you now know, that farmer gave you a bad deal on those sex link 'pullets'. Good luck with this batch of chicks.
  3. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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

    Glad you could join the flock! What a shame your first bunch turned out to be so many Roos p, bad deal there on that farmers part! You have some lovely new breeds and I wish you the very best of luck with them. Your flock is growing nicely!

    Enjoy BYC and all the chicken chat :frow
  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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

    PammieMae New Egg

    Aug 17, 2015
    Thank you all!! Last year was definitely a learning experience all the way around.
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Hope the new chicks turn out to your liking. Welcome to Backyard chickens.
  7. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

    I hope the new batch of chicks turn out to all be females, you got quite an "initiation" with the RSL's.

    Hope you're having fun with your flock!
  8. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    If you check out the Learning Centre, you'll find a whole host of resources on all things chicken.


    Your state thread is worth joining as you will get to know other BYC members in your area (https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/270925/find-your-states-thread). In fact, the search box should become your best friend [​IMG] Lastly but by no means least, the members here are amazing - very friendly and helpful, so if you need an answer to a question or simply want some reassurance that what you are doing is ok, then post away - we all help each other out here at BYC.

    All the best
    Hi and welcome to BYC.
  9. PammieMae

    PammieMae New Egg

    Aug 17, 2015
    Thanks again everyone!! We are having a ton of fun with all of our chickens!! Watching the chicks growing has been fun, especially for my kids. My 2 yo is obsessed and checks on them frequently. Lol. And she has named my two Roos outside. So now we have Olaf and Kristof. Lol. (My toddlers love Frozen still can you tell??).

    And yes I've been spending a lot of time going through the learning center and currently working my way through a 3500+ post DIY thread. Hubby and I are planning some tweaks this year so it has all been immensely helpful!!!

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