Hello from Texas!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Bollmash, Mar 31, 2018.

  1. Bollmash

    Bollmash Chirping

    Jan 24, 2017
    Dallas, Texas
    8447D982-942D-4DAE-8570-A8A881A0D7F4.jpeg Hello all! My name is Ashley and I am in Dallas county with a love for chickens! My first chicken, Queen Egglizabeth (Elly for short), is pictured in my profile image. I got her through an experiment in my AP Biology class. My teacher really sparked my interest for chickens and I raised Elly from egg to laying, and she now resides on my uncles farm. Today, I adopted 4 new baby chicks to try and save them from the gimmick that is buying children chicks for Easter. They are straight run, and I’m not sure of the breed either. One has feathered feet, 2 have white feathers coming in and a prominent tail, and the last one is much smaller and a more gray color. If you have any advice on raising them or sexing them and determining their breed, please let me know! Thank you!
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  2. FrankieDoodle

    FrankieDoodle Poppy-Dog

    Jul 29, 2017
    :frow Welcome to BYC!!! :woot
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  3. MatthewsHomestead

    MatthewsHomestead Free Ranging

    Feb 21, 2018
    NC Foothills
    Welcome! Chicken math is what they call it! Wait until you do ducks! :welcome
    As for sexing, at this point.... All my experience knows is wing sexing. Once their wing feathers start coming in good... All long is roo and long short is pullet. There are so many more experienced eggsperts here and many threads to search through! Have fun! We're all chicken (and duck) crazy here!
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Welcome to Backyard chickens. If you keep them till 6-8 weeks of age, the folks at "what breed or gender is this." may be able to sort them out for you. Thank you for saving from from Easter Baskets, and then getting dumped out with the trash.
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  5. 007Sean

    007Sean Pheasant Whisperer

    Oct 25, 2015
    South Central Texas
    Howdy:welcome:frow Happy:ya to have you join the family. Enjoy your time here at BYC! :)
  6. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams

    G'Day from down under Ashley :frowWelcome!

    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.

    BYC has Topic of the Week discussions which I have found to be a great resource, informative and sometimes entertaining; so definitely worth checking out.

    Including your general location on your profile will assist others. Location, climate, season etc can be important factors when members are responding to any questions you may have and vice versa.

    You might want to also Find Your State Thread and pop in and say hello.

    This is a link to the Breed or Gender Forum Diva mentioned.
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  7. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

    Jan 30, 2015
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  8. Jetblack2004

    Jetblack2004 Free Ranging

    Feb 22, 2016
    South East England
    My Coop
    Thank you for joining us! :D
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  9. Joeschooks

    Joeschooks Just clucking around

    Feb 7, 2018
    Hampshire, UK
    My Coop
    Hello Ashley. Welcome to the flock! There’s so many friendly, knowledgeable folks here and I’m sure you’ll find this site a very useful resource. I hope you enjoy it as much as we all do.
  10. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

    Jul 31, 2015
    Houston, TX
    My Coop
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