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Hello from PA!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Kristi26, Apr 7, 2016.

  1. Kristi26

    Kristi26 Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 7, 2016
    Central PA
    Hi! My name is Kristi and I am a new chicken mama. ;) Our family just got six straight-run buff orpingtons about a week ago. We are dying to know if we have roosters or hens (I am a little afraid we have mostly roosters, honestly). Looking forward to jumping in and getting to know everyone here! :)
  2. mlm Mike

    mlm Mike Sunna and Mani

    Aug 14, 2010
    Hardy Township, OH
    [​IMG] I hope you have more hens!
  3. CTKen

    CTKen Monkey business Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi Kristi and [​IMG] - great to have you onboard with us! Not sure what age your chicks are, but if you post pics in the "what breed or gender is this" forum, peeps here will be able to tell you what you have.

    These links may help at the moment


    The Learning Centre is a great resource, even for experienced chicken keepers - loads of info on anything chicken. https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center

    You may wish to consider joining your state thread as it will put you in touch with other BYC members in your area - just type the name of your state in the search box.

    All the best
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Nice to meet you Kristi - welcome to Backyard chickens. Straight runs, are usually a dumping ground for cockerels but, maybe they ran out of them and actually sent pullets. When they are 6 weeks old you can post photos at "what breed or gender is this."
  5. Kristi26

    Kristi26 Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 7, 2016
    Central PA
    Ugh, good to know! I think we have a solution to our problem. This gives me an excuse to get some sexed females. I think I'll be adding 3-4 pullets today. ;)

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