Hello from Virginia

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by LilChickens2, Nov 20, 2015.

  1. LilChickens2

    LilChickens2 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 20, 2015
    Crozet VA
    I live in the shadow of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Virginia, near Charlottesville. I have always wanted chickens about five months ago read Everything on chickens.
    15 weeks ago I ordered 5 1-Day old female chicks from Meyer Hatchery: 1 Easter Egger, 1 Buff Orpington, 1 White Cochin, 1 Jersey Giant, 1 Silver Laced Polish. They sent me an extra Easter Egger. Since then I've added 3 Golden Comets, 1 Barred Rock and 1 Rhode Island Red.

    We have LOTS of predators in the area so we built a portable run for nice weather days and a secure coop/run combo for night-time and bad weather days. The birds were free ranging until I lost one of the Easter Eggers to a freak accident.

    I come to this website for all my chicken questions!
  2. Birdrain92

    Birdrain92 Overrun With Chickens

    Jun 7, 2013
    Welcome To BYC! Make yourself comfortable and ask any questions your just itching to ask and we'll try to answer them the best we can.
  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    A warm welcome to BYC! I also let me chickens free range my plot and i have had the occasional loss to hawks. Its annoying, but personally i prefer for my chickens to "do their thing" and i have accepted that i will have losses sometimes. It all depends on your predators and the frequency of losses i suppose.

    Anyway, welcome once again - lots of info and members willing to help out with any questions you may have so don't hesitate to ask away!

  4. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

    May 14, 2014
    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. That's a nice mix of breeds you ordered. :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.
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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

    Frindizzle Guitar Girl <3 Premium Member

    Welcome to BYC! Glad you joined the flock! [​IMG]
  8. CherriesBrood

    CherriesBrood Chicken Photographer

    Hello and :welcome
    We are glad you joined us!

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