Hello from Northwestern Illinois

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by chas22chas, Feb 11, 2016.

  1. chas22chas

    chas22chas New Egg

    Feb 11, 2016
    Sterling, IL
    Just stopping in to introduce myself and say hi. First time giving a whirl at raising chickens. These boards and threads have been very helpful in researching everything about chickens for a first timer. Found some great tips, tricks and advice on here and I'm sure I'll be learning a lot more. I just got in my first shipment of chicks yesterday. They shipped 27 but lost 2 before they arrived. The remaining 25 are doing fantastic though.
    Look forward to learning a lot here.

    Here's the babies before they were put in the brooder.

  2. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

    May 14, 2014
    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. Your chicks are adorable. Thanks for posting the pic. :eek:) If you haven't done so already, definitely check out our Learning Center at https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center. There is lots of useful information there. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Cheers.
  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and a warm welcome to BYC. Its good to know that you have found BYC to be a useful resource in the past and i hope it continues to be so in the future. Maybe checking out your state thread may be a good idea as it may put you in touch with other members in your locality.

    Congrats on your new chicks!

    All the best
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Beautiful chicks, what breeds did you get?
  5. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

    What a cute picture! Tell us a bit about them, it's always fun to read about another members flock.

    It's nice to have you here!
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
  7. chas22chas

    chas22chas New Egg

    Feb 11, 2016
    Sterling, IL
    Thanks! They are super cute.

    Here's the list of babies that I got:

    2 - Silver Laced Wyandotte
    2 - Golden Laced Wyandotte
    2 - Barred Rock
    2 - Black Australorp
    2 - Buff Orpington
    3 - Easter Eggers
    2 - New Hampshire Red
    10 - Broilers

    I have the layers in one brooder and the broilers in another one right next to them. They are doing pretty well. I think i'm going to lose another broiler today though. I think they had a really stressful trip here in shipping I think. They shipped 27, but 2 were DOA, then last night i lost one layer, then this morning there was one broiler and one layer dead. I knew they were going to go. I had been watching them close and they were much smaller and I could tell they weren't going to make it. I tried to help them, but there's only so much you can do.

    Other than that, everyone else is doing great and running around like little maniacs in there. Hopefully after today we should be in the clear and everyone else should survive. I'll have 13 layers and 8 broilers then.

    Here is the only one I've named so far. She's the only one i can tell apart from any of the others. My friend Jodi named her Yolko Ono....lol

  8. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013
    "Yolko Ono" is a great name! The chick is very cute.

    Wishing you lots of luck with all of them!
  9. NickyKnack

    NickyKnack Love is Silkie soft!

    Welcome to BYC and the coop! There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to join the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around BYC. What adorable chicks! :love
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