Hello from Texas!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by sheldon farms, Mar 19, 2017.

  1. sheldon farms

    sheldon farms Just Hatched

    Mar 19, 2017
    central texas
    I have been getting great info from here, so I joined so that I can participate in the forums. I was given an assortment of 6 chicks from a coworker a few weeks ago. I don't know what breed or sex yet. I look forward to getting help with that once they are a bit older. I also purchased 2 Barred Plymouth Rocks and six mallards from the feed store. So far, so good! They are fat and happy in their brooders. Gotta get busy on a coop soon!

    Other than that, we live on 25 beautiful acres in south central Texas. We have 6 dogs, a small herd of goats, and a few head of black and red brangus and angus cattle. Spring is baby season around here. We have had 18 kids born in the past week with 2 mama goats still to deliver. One of our cows calved yesterday, and 2 more due soon.

  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Hi Kathy, nice to meet you. You can post photos of your chicks - when they are about 6-8 weeks old, at "what breed or gender is this." Meanwhile, thank you for joining the BYC flock.[​IMG]
  3. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

    Mar 9, 2014
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC and the poultry keeping obsession! So glad you've joined our flock here. As noted above, once the birds have matured a bit more you can post photos and we can likely help you sort out breeds and genders. You mentioned your co-worker gifted them to you - were they hatched from that person's flock - if so, it can help to ask them what breed(s) they keep.
  4. sheldon farms

    sheldon farms Just Hatched

    Mar 19, 2017
    central texas
    Yes, she hatched them from her flock and a friend's. They have buff orpingtons, brahmas, armeracunas, easter eggers, marans, and mixes of those.
  5. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under Kathy [​IMG] Welcome!

    Congrats on all the bubs!

    I hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun.

    You might want to also pop in and say hello on your local thread: https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/26/where-am-i-where-are-you ‘Find your State’s thread.

    If you would like to share pictures and stories of your flock or herds, you have come to the right place. BYC’ers never tire of these and do not back away slowly or commence eye rolling when the photo album or home videos come out [​IMG]
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  6. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Greetings from Kansas, sheldon farms, and [​IMG]! It's great to have you in our flock! Sounds like you have a busy farm! Thanks for joining BYC and best of luck to you !
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  7. vachick15

    vachick15 Chicken Obsessed

    Welcome to BYC! I hope you like it here and are enjoying your chicken journey!
  8. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013
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