Hello from NC!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by CarolinaASTchic, Mar 23, 2012.

  1. CarolinaASTchic

    CarolinaASTchic Out Of The Brooder

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    Hey there everyone!
    Definitely a newbie here in every way. We got our first chicks ever about 3 days ago...3 buff orp and 3 reds. We have em set up in the brooder and being handled quite frequently by myself and our 8 and 16 yr old. Finally coming around to being held...which is nice. Going to start on coop construction and have been reading up on this site for a few days. Decided time to join in case we ended up with any questions.

    We have quite a few furry critters but these are our first feathered and its been quite the learning experience!

    Tonya
     
  2. GoldenSparrow

    GoldenSparrow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey Welcome to BYC!!!
    I love your avatar
     
  3. NCnarrator

    NCnarrator Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cool! Another NC newbie! We're getting our first chickens next weekend (not the fluffy kind - ours were hatched in January).
     
  4. Bunnylady

    Bunnylady POOF Goes the Pooka

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    Chicks are definitely the fun way to get into chickens. 6 seems like a such a "safe" number - wait 'til the "chicken math" gets you![​IMG]
    For the next few weeks, our local hardware store will have chicks, and i will have to make sure my daughter isn't with me when I make a feed run. Otherwise, I'll have a hard time walking out without more of the little fuzzy things. I will be setting a few eggs in a little bit, though, so maybe that will soothe her desire to have some little cheepies. Hatching is fun, too![​IMG]

    I don't know what kind your reds are, but I can vouch for Buff Orpingtons. We don't have any now, but the ones I have had were beautiful, great temperaments, and good layers (also very sneaky broodies, so watch 'em!)

    Have fun, and once again, welcome to the forum!
     
  5. greymane

    greymane Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. CarolinaASTchic

    CarolinaASTchic Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks on the avatar-She's our newest doggie addition our AmStaff Bella AKA Tonka Truck as she is well adept at excavating and relocating dirt around the back yard lol. If I can ever get the chicks to hold still I will get them on there [​IMG]

    We are in Pfafftown NC...close to Winston-Salem for my fellow Carolinian [​IMG] Though Im orginally from Columbus Ohio.

    I did alittle research on breeds and saw the buffs would be a good choice...the reds I saw mixed opinions of but alas those were our only pullet choices at our local TSC. And honestly Im not really sure which reds we got...looked like it was a mixed lot of them in there...two smaller girls have a nice red coloring and the other red is a bit bigger and kinda looks like she has racing stripes lol...Hoping we dont accidently end up with a rooster or we will be needing to rehome him.

    Thanks again for the warm welcome[​IMG]

    Tonya
     
  7. NCnarrator

    NCnarrator Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of my co-workers got buff orpingtons as her starter chickens about three years ago, and she's loved them! Relatively few problems, and very sweet-natured birds - although hers are funny about never laying in the nice pretty boxes they have. They'd rather hide the eggs and make mama go on an egg hunt! [​IMG]
     
  8. DDNONIN2016

    DDNONIN2016 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello and welcome from Ohio....glad you joined
     
  9. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
     
  10. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan :D
     

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