Hello from Tampa -Forida :)

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by simi33, Feb 7, 2014.

  1. simi33

    simi33 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello, my name is Simona and I live in Tampa Bay area in Florida. I recently moved in with my bf and started chickens couple months ago. I have a 7+ months old Black sex link called Blackie (the one in the profile pic) and 2 Rhode island reds which are about 4-5 months old. Blackie lays eggs, in fact she laid an egg every single day for the past 3 weeks or so and when I let her our of her coop follows me around and if I run she follows and tries to keep up with me and likes to ''talk'' when she is around me and seems pretty smart for a chicken because I call her name and hold the coop door open and tell her to go in the coop and she goes in it?? Weird that she listens better than my bf’s 3 year old Rottweiler dog that he trained! Haha. She is very friendly and I pick her up daily and feed her veggie treats which she begs for by inspecting my hands. I wish I could let her roam more but we have hawks and many predators here but soon my bf will build a run for my chickens so they aren't stuck in a 8x8 coop most of the day. The other 2 chicks are friendly too but they scream at first when I pick them up to pet them. I recently ordered 15 chicks from Idealpoultry.com and they sent me 30 to keep my other chicks warm. I am trying to figure out what kind of breed they are because I took picture and I sent them Idealpoultry and they aren't so sure of what breeds they are. I am starting a thread here to hopefully find out what they are :)



    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/853971/what-breeds-are-these-3-chicks
     
  2. TwoCrows

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

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    Hi there, [​IMG] and welcome to BYC!

    Great to have you aboard and enjoy your new babies!
     
  3. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    [​IMG]Pretty sure bet the extra chicks Ideal sent as "warmers," will be cockerels, that's one of the kinder ways hatcheries get rid of excess males. There is a thread in existence called "what gender or breed is this?"
     
  6. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

    Alright Simona, [​IMG] great to have you onboard with us [​IMG]
     
  7. Ren2014

    Ren2014 Blessed Beyond Hope Premium Member

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    Hello from Texas. Very cold and icy day here. I also received warmers with my chick order. Mine are all white. Good luck identifying yours.
     
  8. cackleberrycam

    cackleberrycam Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome!! [​IMG]
     
  9. Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]
     

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