Hello from NE!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by BlueSumatra, Feb 11, 2014.

  1. BlueSumatra

    BlueSumatra New Egg

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    Chicken newbie here. Babies on order for the first week of May. So excited to be part of this forum so I can educate myself before they come.

    On order..
    4 female Austrolorp
    1 rooster

    4 female black Sumatra
    1 rooster

    5 female EE
     
  2. KindOfKin

    KindOfKin Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello!
     
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  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  4. Welcome to BYC from Southern California! [​IMG]

    Looks like a nice selection of chicks coming in May.[​IMG]
     
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  5. BlueSumatra

    BlueSumatra New Egg

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    I've been reading and reading. Wanted a mix of layers, dual-purpose and a heritage breed. 3 months seems like Forever!
     
  6. Well you did your homework.

    Yes 3 months would seem like forever! But May is a warmer month to ship chicks in and you will be very ready for them by then.
     
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  7. TwoCrows

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

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    You are going to love the Black Australorps. They are a very friendly, docile bird. They can be very affectionate as well. Mine follow me around like drooling puppies and beg to sit on my lap. I can't sit down or even stoop in the run without them trying to get on my lap! Just love my Aussies!

    You might like to do some reading on the learning center here on BYC for some tips and hints on raising your new babies....

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center

    Great to have you aboard and enjoy BYC!
     
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  8. BlueSumatra

    BlueSumatra New Egg

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    I'm very excited about the Austrolorps! I've read they're some of the best and friendliest layers out there. It's going to be a really long 3 months but I want to be prepared and it will be warmer for the babes...
    Thanks for the warm welcome :)
     
  9. cluckcluckgirl

    cluckcluckgirl Queen of the Coop Premium Member

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    [​IMG] That sounds like a very nice arrangement of chickens you have on order. Australorps are great layers and are also very friendly. Hope they arrive safely!
     
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  10. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! Sounds like a nice selection of breeds, and you should have a colorful egg basket also.
     
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